Dr. Priti Jain, Nao Medical Founder & Co-CEO Awarded 2022 Notable Health Care Leader
New York, NY (August 21, 2022) – Although the pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of society, no field was more immediately and wholly transformed than healthcare after COVID-19 struck New York.
Workers in all spheres of the industry—including physicians, medical technology developers and insurance company executives—were forced to pivot, and they continue to adjust today. The sharpening focus on public and individual health crystallized imperatives such as widely accessible health care, responsive physician training and ever-more-sophisticated technologies.
During the health emergency a class of heroic health care workers arose in the New York area—intrepid professionals willing to work flexibly and even to put themselves in danger. New Yorkers and people the world over benefited from their dedication, innovation and sacrifice.
In that spirit, Crain’s recognizes 86 individuals who have helped people lead healthier lives. Those making this Notable Health Care Leaders list come from hospitals, government agencies, tech startups and related fields. The honorees are notable for their consummate leadership, pioneering accomplishments and ability to adjust to crises. Moreover, all of them have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring.
To be eligible, nominees were required to live in New York City or its environs, work for a health care or health insurance organization, have at least 10 years of experience in the field and hold a leadership role. They also had to have a willingness to share their expertise with others in the field.
At Nao, Jain is in charge of instituting urgent care and primary care in neighborhoods that wouldn’t otherwise have them. The services that Nao offers includes occupational medicine, mental health, immigration assistance and at-home care. Jain oversees the medical functions and overall operations of the organization facilities and online presence.
Through the mentoring of healthcare professionals in medical school and residencies, she encourages holistic treatment and attention to mental and emotional well-being.
Jain is a member of the Urgent Care Association of America, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.