LOU GORDON | BALCONY New York
In April, NYCHSRO/MedReview lost a long-time friend and associate, Lou Gordon, Executive Director of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York. Lou was known for his tenacity and strength in advancing BALCONY’s mission to “improve New York for all New Yorkers” by rising above partisan politics to address issues impacting the daily lives of individuals and families in the workforce.
“Lou stepped on many toes in his pursuit of fairness for both workers and businesses,” states the BALCONY obituary. “However, he often found the common ground to resolve issues from Healthcare to Social Justice…Lou was a caring friend, seriously concerned for the rights and health of everyone he knew.”
As a member organization of BALCONY, we share the admiration as well as the loss felt by everyone who knew him.
NYCHSRO/MedReview’s CEO & President, Joseph Stamm, received a special invitation to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration held January 20th, 2017. Mr. Stamm was invited to the Presidential Inauguration, and many of the festivities that were part of the celebration. Many of the events were black tie events. The invitation included viewing of the inauguration inside as well as a reserved special section outside.
On behalf of NYCHSRO/MedReview Mr. Stamm extends best wishes to the new Administration, and congratulates Donald J Trump and Mike Pence in becoming the President and Vice President.
NYCHSRO/MedReview medical director Forrest Manheimer was invited to attend the inauguration as well.
The Public Advocate Letitia James hosted a pre-Hanukkah celebration at the Jewish Children’s museum this week. The event was sponsored by MedReview and attended by Joseph Stamm and Spencer Young. They were joined by many community leaders and Joseph Stamm had the distinct honor and privilege to introduce the Public Advocate a close personal friend and friend of the organization.
Spencer Young is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Client Development at NYCHSRO / MedReview with responsibility for all of the day to day operations of the organization along with implementing the strategic growth plan. Spencer has over 26 years of experience in risk management, operations, process improvement and growth strategies. Prior to joining NYCHSRO / MedReview, he worked in operations and strategic business development at several companies. Notable is his role as President at Health Data Insights and Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at HMS Holdings Corp where he was responsible for overseeing the strategies and operations of the clinical teams across the enterprise. Prior to joining HMS, Spencer worked for United Healthcare where he served as the Vice President of Payment Integrity Operations. In that role he was responsible for the Audit & Recovery Operations, COB, Subrogation, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, High Dollar Claim Audit, Hospital Bill Audit, DRG Validation, Cost Avoidance, and Payment Policies across all lines of business.
Spencer’s greatest strengths are his creative solutions to challenging business issues, drive to improve operations through process improvement, and leadership across multi-layered teams. He thrives on challenges, especially those that expand the company’s breadth of services and value they provide to their customers.
Spencer holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and an MBA from American University. In his free time, he enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and riding motorcycles.
History in the Making
MedReview C.E.O., Joseph Stamm was invited by Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate to join her at the Javits Center to witness, firsthand, the election of the first women President of the United States. The jubilation in the Javits Center at the outset was extremely high recognizing that Mr. Donald Trump had a very narrow window which had to break completely in his favor for him win the hotly contested Presidential election; that included the unlikely challenge of winning such swing states as Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The mood began to change once, one by one, the swing states began to turn to the red column. Despite the concerns, as late as 2 AM, Secretary Clinton was only 1% behind in Michigan and Pennsylvania with the major inner city populations such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Detroit not being totally accounted for.
Reality began to sink in when Pennsylvania voted for Donald Trump which left almost no possibility for Ms. Clinton to win. Tears began to flow throughout the crowd and people began hugging each other when they began to realize history was in fact in the making, but not what they had hoped for. It was in fact for the first time in American history that a non-political figure and non-military person was elected president.
Congratulations to Donald J Trump and Mike Pence in becoming the President and Vice President elect. MedReview extends best wishes to the new Administration.