Mount Sinai West’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) now features more family-friendly décor and an upgraded nursing station thanks to a gift from the former St. Luke’s and Roosevelt (SLR) Associate Trustees. The group, which existed from 1994 to 2014, made the gift in January 2015, and—after the project was completed—gathered for a recent dedication ceremony at the NICU. The SLR Associate Trustees consisted of members of the SLR community who volunteered, hosted fundraisers, and served as advocates on behalf of the hospitals for more than 20 years. The group provided significant support for Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and made a recent contribution to the Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.
Expert quilter Lee Ebs visited the Pediatrics Playroom at Mount Sinai Beth Israel on Tuesday, January 20, with dozens of donated baby blankets made by members of Empire Quilters, a nonprofit organization in New York City that is comprised of dedicated quilters. Marcia Graham, CCLS, Senior Child Life Specialist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Pediatrics, was on hand to accept the colorful blankets and incubator covers that will be used by pediatric patients and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “Patients and their parents greatly appreciate these quilts and covers,” says Ms. Graham. “Their colors and designs brighten the look of the child’s room and the NICU, taking away the institutional feel. They definitely add a child-friendly touch.”
It was an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and celebration at the Beth Israel 2013 Second Century Ball, held on Wednesday, November 13, at the Waldorf Astoria New York. More than 850 leaders, physicians, nurses, staff, and friends of the Beth Israel Medical Center gathered to support Beth Israel’s innovative clinical, research, and educational programs. The event raised $1.75 million to expand those initiatives and train the next generation of physicians. Beth Israel Medical Center Trustee Frank J. Bisignano and his wife, Tracy, served as this year’s Dinner Chairs.