Enhancing the Understanding Of Spirituality and Health

Enhancing the Understanding Of Spirituality and Health

Leaders of the Center for Spirituality and Health, in front of the “Tree of Blessings,” which holds patient-written prayers

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created a new Center for Spirituality and Health that will develop clinical, educational, and research activities to enhance the understanding of the role spirituality plays in the prevention of, and recovery from, illness. The Center, which is an outgrowth of the Mount Sinai Health System Department of Spiritual Care and Education, will also lead a variety of initiatives that support religious expression, promote mutual respect, and encourage open dialogue. Read more

Gifts for Oncology Patients

Gifts for Oncology Patients

From left: Archimedes Bibiano, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department Relaxation Instructor, Mount Sinai Health System; Foundation Officer Anna Green; Madeline Green; and Sarah Yazdian, MA, LCAT, Senior Creative Arts Therapy Coordinator, Mount Sinai Health System.

For the 19th consecutive holiday season, The Shakira Hyman Foundation has donated toys and other gifts to pediatric and adult oncology patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The foundation, created by Madeline Green in honor of her late daughter Shakira, recently delivered toys to the Child Life Zone at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai.

Saluting America’s Veterans

Saluting America’s VeteransMount Sinai Health System staff marched up Fifth Avenue from 26th Street to 52nd Street in the 2015 America’s Parade New York City on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, honoring the service of United States veterans and saluting those currently serving. This year’s Parade commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield. The Mount Sinai Health System Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) took the lead in organizing staff participation. The ERG is an Office for Diversity and Inclusion initiative that aims to create an inclusive work environment, inspire peer-to-peer mentorship, and collaborate on programs for staff who are members of the military or veterans.

Women’s Health Day of Learning and Luncheon

Women’s Health Day of Learning and Luncheon

Luncheon Chairs of the Mount Sinai Women’s Health Day of Learning and Luncheon included, from left: Jennifer Gersten Price, Judy Gersten, Carol Lowenthal, Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan, Leni May, Leslie May Blauner, and Jane G. Rittmaster. Not pictured, Luncheon Chair Kira Copperman, Friends of Mount Sinai Chair Carolyn B. Sicher, PsyD, and Doctor Chairs Michael Brodman, MD, Mary Ann McLaughlin MD, MPH, FACC, and Joanne Stone, MD.

Nearly 400 attendees came to hear leading Mount Sinai Health System physicians at the Women’s Health Day of Learning and Luncheon on Thursday, November 12, at The Plaza.

Guests had the choice of attending one of three seminars: “Your Story—Puberty to Menopause,” “Every Breath You Take,” and “Where Did I Put My Keys?” Michael Brodman, MD, Professor and System Chair, The Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman’s Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, welcomed guests and spoke about the exceptional care across many specialties that the Mount Sinai Health System provides to women throughout their lives. Stacy London, co-host of TLC’s popular show What Not to Wear, served as keynote speaker. She discussed her personal struggle with psoriasis, body image, and weight.

SinaInnovations: A Transformation in Medicine

SinaInnovations

Keynote speaker Daniel Kraft, MD

A roadmap of the future of medicine, with its emphasis on technological innovation and improved diagnoses and treatments, was the focus of the fourth annual SinaInnovations conference on digital medicine, sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Held on campus on Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28, SinaInnovations featured national experts in technology and clinical care who discussed the many innovations that are transforming the practice of medicine. Read more

Celebrating the Champions of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at “Breakfast of Legends”

Breakfast of Legends

Peter W. May and Angela Diaz, MD, MPH

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) recently honored six individuals, as well as staff from its School-Based Health Centers program, for their commitment to the young people of New York City at the twelfth annual “Breakfast of Legends” benefit at The Plaza. The MSAHC is one of the largest high-quality, comprehensive, free, health and wellness centers for young people in the United States. Annually, it serves more than 10,000 youth and young adults, 10 to 24 years of age. It is also one of the nation’s leading centers for adolescent training and research. Read more

David Muller, MD, Honored

David Muller, MD, Honored

From left, Peter L. Slavin, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges; David Muller, MD; and Richard L. Byyny, MD, Executive Director of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently honored David Muller, MD, Dean of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with the 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award for his outstanding work in educating “compassionate, well-rounded, twenty-first century physicians.”

The AAMC and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society cited Dr. Muller’s long-standing commitment to medical education, and his emphasis on encouraging students to have a strong foundation in the humanities and science. Read more

Luncheon Benefits Breast Centers

Luncheon Benefits Breast Centers

Luncheon attendees included, from left: Amy Robach; Susan K. Boolbol, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery; Alison Estabrook, MD, Professor, Surgery; and Aye Moe Thu Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Amy Robach, News Anchor for Good Morning America, discussed her diagnosis and struggle with breast cancer as the keynote speaker at the annual Breast Service Luncheon benefiting Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Center, and the Comprehensive Breast Centers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. Read more

Physicians Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care

Physicians Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care

From left: Joshua Hamburger, MD; Roopa Kohli-Seth, MD; Elina Zakin, MD; Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD; and Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN

Before a celebratory audience of staff, family, and friends, four physicians at The Mount Sinai Hospital were recognized by Nursing leadership and nurse colleagues with the 28th Annual Physician of the Year Award at a ceremony held Thursday, November 5, at Hatch Auditorium. Through testimonials and lively presentations, each was saluted for excellence in patient care and taking a leadership role in developing strong collaborative partnerships with nurses. Read more

Pediatric Patients Meet the Mets

Mascot “Mr. Met” teamed up on a coloring project with patient Danny Carrillo.

Mascot “Mr. Met” teamed up on a coloring project with patient Danny Carrillo.

On the day of the New York Mets’ first home game of the 2015 World Series, current and former Major League Baseball players, officials, and Mets mascots visited Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai and its interactive play area, The Child Life Zone, for an afternoon of fun-filled activities.
Pediatric patients from the Blau Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease, and The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System, made their own stuffed bears and worked on baseball-related arts-and-crafts projects. Read more