Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
The newly constructed Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened on Monday, April 4, following a complete renovation and expansion that transformed the unit into a family-centered, therapeutic space equipped with the latest technology.
The NICU is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, which is the highest designation for complex pediatric care, and provides consultative services to other regional neonatal units. It is located on the third floor of the Klingenstein Pavilion at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. Read more
At the Mount Sinai West NICU, from left: Timothy Day, Chief Operating Officer, Mount Sinai West; Missi Gibbs, Marcia Aronowitz, Helga Loring, Lisa Eiland, MD, Terri Benvenisty, Sandra Nunez, and Age B. Diedrick, former Associate Trustees; Evan L. Flatow, MD, President, Mount Sinai West; Sue Fenton, former Associate Trustee; Nori Yaun, RN, Nurse Manager, NICU; and Naveen Rahman Bhora, Vivien Clark, and B.J. McKinley, former Associate Trustees.
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.
The Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation (CCF) hosted its 26th annual Big Apple Circus benefit in November, raising more than $735,000 to support the Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai.
Over the years, the benefit has raised more than $14.7 million for the Department of Pediatrics. The proceeds have been used to renovate the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and undertake current renovations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Each year, children who attend the benefit receive a backpack loaded with donated products such as books, DVDs, stuffed animals, and toy trucks. This year, the CCF donated 100 extra backpacks to children living in two Brooklyn communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay.