Expert in Global Health Joins Mount Sinai

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, an expert in the design of community health systems for underserved populations in the United States and abroad, has joined Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Director of The Arnhold Global Health Institute, and Vice Chair of Population Health in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine.

In his dual roles, Dr. Singh will help the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System align global and domestic health activities, and integrate advances in domestic population health with economic principles, biomedical advances, and systems science. Read more

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH, Selected for Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH

The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., recently named Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH, as one of 20 health care leaders nationwide selected to participate in the inaugural class of its Health Innovators Fellowship. Fellows were chosen from a wide range of health care sectors, including medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mental and behavioral health, government, public health, health care venture capital, and veterans’ health. Dr. Palermo is Chief Program Officer, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read more

Mount Sinai Specialties Rank Among the Best Nationally

Eight specialties within the Mount Sinai Health System were ranked among the top 25 in the nation, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, released in July. The specialties included seven at The Mount Sinai Hospital: Cardiology/Heart Surgery; Diabetes/Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT); Gastroenterology/GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; and the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Among the top 25, four specialties moved higher in the rankings between 2014 and 2015, led by Cardiology/Heart Surgery, which now stands at No. 7, up from No. 10; Gastroenterology/GI Surgery at No. 8, up from No. 9; Neurology/Neurosurgery at No. 14, up from No. 15; and Nephrology, which moved up to No. 23 from No. 47. Read more

Mount Sinai Specialties Rank Among the Best Nationally

Eight specialties within the Mount Sinai Health System were ranked among the top 25 in the nation, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, released in July. The specialties included seven at The Mount Sinai Hospital: Cardiology/Heart Surgery; Diabetes/Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT); Gastroenterology/GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; and the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Among the top 25, four specialties moved higher in the rankings between 2014 and 2015, led by Cardiology/Heart Surgery, which now stands at No. 7, up from No. 10; Gastroenterology/GI Surgery at No. 8, up from No. 9; Neurology/Neurosurgery at No. 14, up from No. 15; and Nephrology, which moved up to No. 23 from No. 47. Read more

Mount Sinai Physicians Named as 2015 “Best Doctors”

A total of 241 physicians from the Mount Sinai Health System’s seven hospital campuses and an additional 34 physicians from Mount Sinai’s affiliated hospitals were represented in New York magazine’s recently released list of “Best Doctors in New York.” The 275 physicians represented 21 percent of the overall 1,282 area doctors on the 2015 list, available online and in the June 8-14, 2015, print edition. The list covers physicians from throughout the New York metropolitan region, including Connecticut and New Jersey. Read more

A Social Media Guideline For Physicians: Should Joining Twitter Be a Professional Priority?

There are thousands of physicians, medical students and other health care professionals on Twitter, but many individuals are afraid to join Twitter because of the unknowns and potential pitfalls. Here are 5 reasons medical professionals are apprehensive about utilizing Twitter and why you should join anyway.

1. You’re nervous you’ll post something stupid.

This one is easy. Don’t post anything you don’t want the whole world to see. Twitter is a public forum and anything you post is public, searchable, and re-tweetable. Yes, you can delete a post, but it may be too late. For example, someone could have already taken a screenshot of the tweet, or have the tweet text saved in their email notifications. But this shouldn’t scare you. Before posting things on Twitter, you first have to join and see how other people use Twitter. Once you have a feel for it, go ahead and post. You can start off by posting general information, and once you are comfortable with this medium you can start conversing with others and giving opinions. And yes, always think twice before you post anything. Read more

Enhancing Quality of Care and Reducing Costs Through a New Collaboration

The Mount Sinai Health System has entered into an agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield that is designed to enhance quality of care and help individuals maintain healthy habits, all while reducing the cost of care. Empire is the largest health insurer in New York State.

Under the innovative agreement, which became effective January 1, 2015, Mount Sinai will manage all aspects of care for Empire’s 48,000 commercial and Medicare members who are attributed to the Health System. This includes coordinating all medical treatment, closely monitoring the patient between physician visits, and ensuring that appropriate follow-up care is received. Patients with chronic or complex conditions will receive individualized care plans tailored to their specific needs. Read more

Mount Sinai Reaches 100,000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook

The Mount Sinai Hospital has attracted more than 100,000 Facebook “likes” (subscribers), making it the first hospital in the Tri-State area and one of only seven nationwide to attain this milestone.

The Mount Sinai Health System’s social media program is focused on thought-leadership initiatives, research and clinical education, and patient and employee engagement. More than 130 programs have been launched on 40 social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, and Twitter. They include a month-long diabetes education campaign, the Aspen Ideas Festival, Nurses Week, and breast cancer survivor stories.