The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a bold new era in community-based care that will provide world-class medical services to millions of people each year. Its vast geographic footprint includes seven member hospital campuses in Manhattan, from Chinatown to Chelsea, and midtown to Morningside Heights, as well as Queens and Brooklyn. It also extends into communities in each borough of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.
“With an increased number of primary care physicians coordinating patient care, the Mount Sinai Health System will define and provide large-scale population management that is high-quality and highly efficient,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “If you live in Manhattan, there will almost always be a Health System doctor within walking distance of your residence, as well as a substantial presence of our physicians and facilities in places such as Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Long Island. Patients will be able to receive appropriate prevention, intervention, and treatment early on, often before a disease progresses.”
There are 430 full-and part-time primary care specialists among approximately 6,600 full-time, part-time, and voluntary physicians in the Mount Sinai Health System.
The Health System’s ambulatory facilities—in locations that include Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan’s Upper West Side—offer walk-in services and extended hours, and “stand as models of innovation,” says Jeremy Boal, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System.
“The facilities house numerous specialty practices in addition to primary care, deliver culturally competent services to a highly diverse population, and offer patients the convenience of one-stop shopping along with the benefits of coordinated care and integrated electronic medical records,” Dr. Boal adds.
Plans call for the Mount Sinai Health System to spend more than $125 million to create an integrated electronic health records system that provides shared access to patient information throughout the system. Expanding the Epic electronic health record system will help eliminate duplicative diagnostic tests, delays in care, and redundant specialty consultation, all of which add unnecessarily to the cost of care.
In a 2012-2013 list of “Most Connected Hospitals,” U.S. News & World Report placed Mount Sinai among an elite group of national medical institutions that have achieved clinical excellence in using an electronic medical record system.