Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 29th annual Convocation Ceremony, held Monday, September 29, honored 10 physician-scientists whose groundbreaking achievements have made them leaders in the fields of cancer, HIV/AIDs, immunology, microbiology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rheumatology, surgery, and urology.
With pom-poms and posters, Nursing leadership, nurses, and staff celebrated the announcement that The Mount Sinai Hospital was redesignated for a third consecutive time, and its Queens campus, Mount Sinai Queens, received a first-time designation, for excellence in nursing from the Magnet Recognition Program®.
The Mount Sinai Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. At the same time, Mount Sinai Queens, the Queens campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital, received a first-time Magnet® designation, widely considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.
The opportunity to reduce health care costs without compromising quality makes this an exciting time to be a leader in the field of health care delivery, says Peter R. Orszag, PhD, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Chairman of the Public Sector Group, and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup, Inc.
Dr. Orszag, a member of the Mount Sinai Health System Boards of Trustees, shared this encouraging message during a conference on Tuesday, August 26, to kick off Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s new Master of Science in Health Care Delivery Leadership program. Classes for the first year of the program started during the final week of August.
The Mount Sinai Health System was highly represented in New York magazine’s recently released list of “Best Doctors in New York,” which named 227 physicians from all seven hospitals and 36 doctors from Mount Sinai’s affiliated hospitals. The 263 physicians represented 21 percent of the total 1,251 doctors on New York magazine’s 2014 list, which appeared online and in the June 9-15, 2014 print edition. The list covers physicians from throughout the New York metropolitan region, including Connecticut and New Jersey.
Erik Lium, PhD, an expert in academic-industry partnerships and commercializing early-stage scientific discoveries, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as Vice President and Executive Director of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP). In this role, Dr. Lium leads MSIP’s efforts to foster collaborative partnerships with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and information technology companies, and to commercialize Mount Sinai discoveries.
Faculty from throughout the Mount Sinai Health System joined residents, and medical and graduate students, at a recent social event sponsored by Friends of Odysseus, a black male mentoring program established in 2012 at the behest of Mount Sinai leadership to assist with the recruitment, retention, and promotion of black and Hispanic males in the sciences and medicine.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is launching a unique Master’s program specifically geared to give health care leaders new knowledge and skills as they confront the challenges of delivering patient care in an era of unprecedented reform. The Master’s Program in Health Care Delivery Leadership is offered through the Department of Population Science and Policy and is currently accepting applications for its inaugural cohort that begins this fall.
After launching a much-publicized campaign in October to promote the influenza vaccination for faculty, staff, and students, the Mount Sinai Health System will report a record rate of vaccination compliance to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for the 2013 – 2014 influenza season.
Typically, vaccination rates for health care workers are around 60 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Health System’s overall compliance rate was 82 percent at the start of April.