A Message from Dr. David Jacobson, CEO
As CEO, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. Employee Benefit Funds. I am excited to have you as part of our team.
We exist to serve the needs of our Members. Our vision is to be the foremost provider of high quality benefits in an environment distinguished by exceptional service. Your job is essential to fulfilling that vision.
There will be a lot to learn in these first few weeks, but I wanted to take a minute and share some of our proud history, organizational statistics and core values. Since 1949, we have been providing quality, comprehensive services to members of the Hotel Industry in NYC. The benefits were established through collective bargaining between the NY Hotel Trades Council and the Hotel Association of NYC. There are five Industry Funds: Health Benefits, Pension, Pre-Paid Legal, Scholarship and 401(K).
Our health centers are operated in accordance with Article 28 standards and benefits are provided to more than 30,000 active union Members and their families, as well as 12,000 retirees. Collectively, that is nearly 90,000 individuals!
Not every organization has the opportunity to affect people in a meaningful way – one that directly impacts the quality of their lives. We meet that challenge daily and are very proud of the results. Each year, our health centers deliver more than 700,000 patient visits and our pharmacies fill more than 600,000 prescriptions. We deliver those services in a way that is economically efficient while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.
The bar is set high since our patients are in the hospitality industry. Our success is grounded in employee dedication, hard work and a commitment to values including integrity and excellence.
The healthcare environment is constantly changing and we look forward to working with you to manage that change in a way that is beneficial and rewarding for both you and our members. Our employees take great pride in the services we provide and they are valued in return.
Once again, I welcome you and thank you for your confidence in us. I look forward to your contribution.
Dr. David Jacobson, CEO