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
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.
Mount 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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