The changing ethnic and cultural landscape of New York City is reflected in the diverse patient population served by the Mount Sinai Health System. When physicians, nurses, and support staff speak the same language, or share the same traditions and values as their patients, there is a greater sense of comfort among patients and greater satisfaction with the quality of care they receive.
Four physicians at The Mount Sinai Hospital were recognized by Nursing leadership and nurse colleagues with the 27th Annual Physician of the Year Award during a ceremony held Wednesday, October 29, at Hatch Auditorium. Before a celebratory audience of staff, family, and friends, each was saluted for demonstrating a caring attitude, kindness, the highest level of practice, and respect.
Each year, more than 200 students across grades 7 through college participate in programs offered by the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), which was established in 1975 to help historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged individuals explore careers in science and medicine.
Beginning Monday, December 1, faculty, students, staff, and volunteers who do not have an influenza vaccination sticker on their ID badges must wear a mask while in patient-care and public areas on Mount Sinai Health System campuses. Employee Health Services departments are offering free flu vaccinations at the following locations:
More than 375 attendees came to hear leading physicians from The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at the Women’s Health Day of Learning and Luncheon held on Thursday, November 13, at The Plaza. Presentations centered on rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, thyroid disease, genomics and ovarian cancer, and heart palpitations in women. Lisa Ling, the executive producer and host of CNN’s “This is Life,” served as keynote speaker.
Mount Sinai Health System’s Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct has undergone a comprehensive review and revision. The new Code of Conduct, “A Guide to Our Corporate Compliance Program,” has been mailed to all Mount Sinai staff and faculty. The Code provides valuable information about such issues as Employee Responsibilities, Conflict of Interest, and Workplace Conduct. It also serves as a guide to ethical behavior, integrity, and adherence to laws, regulations, and standards.
The Code can also be found on the Mount Sinai intranet pages under the Audit & Compliance Services links.
A volunteer team of 20 individuals that included residents, a nurse, and paramedics from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt’s emergency departments was on hand at the New York City Marathon’s Finish Line Medical Tent, Sunday, November 2, to treat runners who required medical attention. “We saw a number of runners with exercise-associated collapse, and we also treated patients with chest pain, head injuries, muscle injuries and cramps, scrapes, and bruises,” says Michael Redlener, MD, Medical Director for Prehospital Care and Medical Captain for the team. “Thanks to a strong team, the runners we treated all received excellent care.” The hospitals have been providing clinical care to New York City Marathon runners since 1993.
The Friends of Odysseus, a mentoring program established in 2012 by black male faculty for black and Hispanic male medical and graduate students, recently sponsored the First Annual Fall Classic Golf Outing—an effort to introduce participants to the inherent networking opportunities of golf. The group hosts a number of activities and provides students with ongoing mentorship interaction with senior faculty mentors during their years of professional development.
In November, Elizabeth Adler (class of 2016) became the first student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to receive an Excellence in LGBT Health and Advocacy Scholarship. The $10,000 award is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. It underscores the Mount Sinai Health System’s commitment to ensuring high-quality medical care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, with its diverse set of health needs.