Alumni News and Notes

Alumna Ebone Carrington Honored for Leadership at Harlem Hospital


Ebone (McIntosh) Carrington ’94 was honored in March as one of 2019’s “Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal magazine. Carrington is the chief executive officer of NYC Health and Hospitals in Harlem, a post she earned in 2016; appointed at the age of 36, she is the youngest CEO in the hospital’s history.

“The women we honor ... span occupations, industries and expertise, and they share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus,” said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, the founder, publisher, and CEO of The Network Journal. “We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers, and for their myriad contributions to their community.”

“I love that school—it set my foundation,” Ms. Carrington says of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, her first step on a path of educational and professional achievement. After graduating, Ms. Carrington earned a bachelor of science in business from Stony Brook University and later a master’s in public administration from New York University.

Her connection with Harlem Hospital in childhood. Her father, Dr. James McIntosh, was an oral surgeon who spent much of his career with Harlem hospital; the Dental Center at Harlem Hospital is now named for him. Her mother, Gwen Elliott-McIntosh, ran the NYS Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children there for many years.

”In the beginning,“ she told NY1, ”you’re called ’the kid.’ People identify you with their children. But I’ve really found that specifically at New York City Health and Hospitals, your ability and your passion help to qualify you in a different way.”