Dr. Wendy Wilcox Appointed As NYC Well being + Hospitals’ Chief Girls’s Well being Service Officer
Chief Girls’s Well being Service Officer is a brand new function for the well being system that
organizes all girls’s well being choices beneath one workplace
New York, NY
NYC Well being + Hospitals immediately introduced that Wendy Wilcox, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG, has been appointed because the system’s Chief Girls’s Well being Service (WHS) Officer. On this function, Dr. Wilcox will work with the WHS medical council to plan, arrange, and develop insurance policies associated to obstetrics, gynecology, properly lady care, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, documentation and income seize and development. As well as, Dr. Wilcox will work carefully with the system’s main care companies supplied at each the system’s acute care hospitals and the Gotham Well being neighborhood care websites on issues associated to household planning, abortion care, feminine genital mutilation, human trafficking, sexual assault, in addition to the subspecialty companies of urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology. The Chief Girls’s Well being Service Officer is a brand new function for the well being system that organizes all girls’s well being choices beneath one workplace. Dr. Wilcox’s medical observe is at NYC Well being + Hospitals/Harlem.
“There isn’t anybody extra deserving of this new function than Dr. Wilcox, who has confirmed her dedication and fervour to girls’s well being all through her completed profession,” stated NYC Well being + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Machelle Allen, MD. “Underneath Dr. Wilcox’s stewardship, our public well being system has strengthened its maternal well being companies, making certain we’re combating in opposition to the horrible disparities skilled nationally related to maternal mortality inside our Black and Brown communities.”
“I’m excited to proceed to develop my function inside our metropolis’s public well being system, and collaborate additional with our various and knowledgeable girls’s well being groups,” stated Dr. Wilcox. “Our passionate groups not solely assist to offer knowledgeable, high-quality, and reasonably priced girls’s well being companies, however we additionally struggle to ensure each affected person has entry to the well being care particular to their lives – whether or not it’s household planning choices, psychological well being, preventative care, and extra.”
Dr. Wilcox beforehand served as Departmental Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYC Well being + Hospitals/Kings County, the place she established a efficiency enchancment program to enhance high quality and affected person security for labor induction, administration of obstetric hemorrhage, extreme hypertension in being pregnant and improved OBGYN emergency response code. Most not too long ago, Dr. Wilcox was accountable for the design and implementation of the NYC-funded NYC Well being + Hospitals maternal mortality and morbidity discount initiative, which established the Maternal Medical Residence, which offers enhanced wrap round companies for pregnant individuals in danger for antagonistic being pregnant outcomes.
Dr. Wilcox acquired her undergraduate diploma in Biomedical Ethics from Brown College, her medical diploma from SUNY Upstate Medical Middle at Syracuse, a Masters diploma in Public Well being, Healthcare Administration and Coverage from Columbia College Faculty of Public Well being and a Masters in Enterprise Administration from Wagner Faculty. In 2018, Dr. Wilcox served as co-chair of the New York State Process Power on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes.
“I’m honored and thrilled to congratulate Dr. Wendy Wilcox on her appointment as NYC Well being + Hospitals’ first Chief Girls’s Well being Service Officer,” stated Council Member Carlina Rivera, Chair of the Committee on Hospitals. “Dr. Wilcox is an exceptional physician and champion for ladies’s and maternal well being. This new place will lastly create a devoted system-wide workplace for coordinating obstetrics, gynecology, properly lady care, maternal mortality and morbidity, and with Dr. Wilcox on the helm, will show to be a crucial step towards addressing prior gaps in care coordination. I commend NYC Well being + Hospitals for this effort towards well being fairness, and sit up for persevering with to work with Dr. Wilcox in her new official function.”
“Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Wilcox on her appointment as NYC Well being + Hospitals’ first ever Chief Girls’s Well being Service Officer. With years of expertise in girls’s well being and maternity companies, Dr. Wilcox is a confirmed chief and great option to serve on this new place. I sit up for working with Dr. Wilcox to construct on the nice work NYC Well being + Hospitals does to enhance girls’s well being choices all through town of New York,” stated Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi.