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NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Ellen Barlis Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review as a “Woman CFO to Know”

Barlis has served at the facility for sixteen years and has been CFO for the last five years

Oct 19, 2023

Bronx, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi|North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano announced today Becker’s Hospital Review has selected Chief Financial Officer Ellen Barlis as one of their “Women Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.” Barlis, who has served at the facility for sixteen years and has been CFO for the last five years, has helped manage Jacobi’s budget and finances during one of the most challenging periods in New York City’s history.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, “The CFOs featured on this list ensure their organizations survive and thrive. These leaders bring their diverse experiences as women to their roles and expertise in healthcare finance.”

“I’m thrilled to see Ellen being recognized for her outstanding contributions at the Jacobi and NCB campuses,” said Mr. Mastromano. “The challenges a public safety net hospital like ours faced in the pandemic’s epicenter was extraordinary, and I credit Ellen and her team for helping to manage our budgetary obligations during this unprecedented time.”

Ms. Barlis graduated from Brandeis University with her Master’s degree in 1996, received her Master’s from Boston University after that, and received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia in 1999. For eight years, she served in the NYC Office of Management and Budget, overseeing the unit responsible for NYC Health + Hospitals.

Being a CFO involves balancing many competing interests, Ms. Barlis explained. Her role requires ensuring clinical needs are met through a sometimes-difficult budget structure. In her day-to-day functions, Barlis oversees utilization management, revenue cycle operations, budgeting, capital projects, grant management, data and analytics, and the new products and therapeutics committee.

“We have to do what’s right for our patients while ensuring our long-term solvency,” Ms. Barlis explained. “So our doors are open to help the next generation of New Yorkers.”

Ms. Barlis describes her most significant accomplishment overseeing the fiscal merger of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi|North Central Bronx into one hospital. She also played integral roles in implementing a new cardiac catheterization program, primary stroke center, robotic surgery program, and PRIDE Health Center. She helped to boost the hospital’s quality and safety program, which resulted in an improved CMS Star Rating.

When she’s not working, Ms. Barlis enjoys reading, Pilates, and spending time with her two children, who are fifteen and eighteen years old.

Barlis was nominated for this honor by Dr. Komal Bajaj, Chief Quality Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi|North Central Bronx.

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Contact: John Doyle, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi|North Central Bronx, 718-918-4055, 917-553-4642

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is a 457-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The facility has earned numerous Center of Excellence designations, accreditation, and recognition for its renowned Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, regional Stroke Center, Snakebite Treatment Center, Breast Health Center, Bariatric Surgery Center, and Cancer Service. The facility also offers the region’s only multi-person hyperbaric chamber, allowing up to nine patients to dive together at one time. Jacobi’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion is a stunning complement to its inpatient acute care, allowing staff to provide patients with high-quality service in a modern, state-of-the-art environment. For more information visit http://www.nyc.gov/hhc/jacobi/.

About NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (NCB) is a member facility of the New York City Health + Hospitals system, one of eleven acute care facilities within the City of New York. A 215-bed community hospital, NCBH specializes in women’s and children’s services. It also provides Behavioral Health acute and ambulatory care. Its busy outpatient department has led the way in community-based care delivered in a compassionate and culturally-appropriate manner. Its Labor and Delivery service safely brings more than 1,000 babies into the world each year. NCBH is committed to providing safe, high-quality medical care for any and all in need. For more information visit http://www.nyc.gov/hhc/ncbh/

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.