HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION
September 22, 1997
Honorable Thomas K. Duane
275 7th Avenue-12 Floor
Dear Councilmember Duane:
Mayor Giuliani asked me to respond to your letter dated August 28, 1997, regarding the City’s contracted medical facility, Health Services Systems (HS Systems).
The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) has been working very closely with HS Systems on an ongoing basis to ensure that community concerns about the operation of this facility are addressed.
In fact, HS Systems, a long term tenant in a privately-owned building at 322 West 45th Street and 321 West 44th Street, has taken several actions to rectify the concerns which were raised previously by your office, the Community Board and the Block Association. Those actions were outlined as recently as August 1, 1997 in a letter to Pamela Frederick, Chair of Community Board #4 from Yvonne Jones, President of HS Systems. A copy is attached for your review.
I would like to point out some of the many actions HS Systems, in conjunction with HRA, has taken in response to community concern:
As HRA carries out its mandate of service to its clients, we remain committed to working with all segments of the community in pursuit of a better New York City. To that end, an HRA Borough Coordinator attended a Community Board #4 District Service Cabinet meeting to discuss future work on this issue with the Board’s Quality of Life Committee. We look forward to our continued work with the community in resolution of all concerns.