Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Jacobi Ambulatory Chief Looks to Imrpove Wait Times


Public Hospital Veteran Looks Forward to Modernizing Outpatient Care


NEW YORK- NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mastromano announced today the appointment of Dr. Elana Sydney as chief of ambulatory medicine. 


In this role she will oversee all outpatient clinics and implement new strategies to reduce patient wait times.

Dr. Sydney has spent two decades at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, including serving as chief resident in 1997 and rising through the ranks in the hospital’s general internal medicine, ambulatory care, and women’s health practices.

“I’ve made Jacobi my professional home because I truly believe in the mission that our health system stands for: the provision of compassionate, quality care to all New Yorkers,” she said. 

“My goals are to make sure we live up to that promise and provide the finest care to all our patients. This means improving the patient experience by making sure our staffing meets our patients' needs, improving access to our clinics, and facilitating supportive, collaborative relationships between patients and their primary care providers,” she said.

Dr. Sydney will continue to see her patients in the hospital’s clinics. One of those patients is Margaret Sapienza, an Allerton native who has been receiving care from Dr. Sydney for almost twenty years. 

“I’ve had quite a few medical issues over the years, and Dr. Sydney has always gone above and beyond to help me heal,” said Ms. Sapienza. “I appreciate having my own personal doctor and the way that she takes such good care of me.”

Dr. Sydney earned her doctorate in medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. She graduated Barnard College of Columbia University, receiving her bachelor’s degree cum laude in sociology and biology.

Each year, more than 90,000 patients receive medical services in ambulatory care settings at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.  

To make an appointment, please call 718-918-5000.


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