The Mount Sinai Medical Center—recently named the official medical service provider and hospital of the USTA and US Open—will provide on-site clinical care for tennis players competing in the US Open, held August 26 to September 9, in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Mount Sinai also is the official sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, an annual tennis event for children that was held Saturday, August 24.
The five-year partnership with the USTA calls for Mount Sinai to develop recommendations around injury prevention and management and conduct educational outreach on the health benefits of playing tennis. Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, serves as Chief Medical Officer of the USTA and US Open, as well as Medical Advisor to the U.S. Fed Cup team.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is continuing its tradition of fostering breakthrough biomedical discoveries by nurturing a new breed of scientists. These scientists, both faculty and students, are exceptional men and women who have committed themselves to furthering medical science through innovation and are driving translational medicine using new tools, models, and approaches.
I am delighted to be part of this vision, which, combined with Mount Sinai’s history of world-class biomedical research, is now drawing students and faculty from quantitative sciences such as engineering and computer science, as well as other non-traditional backgrounds, to join in the process of creating new technologies for the prevention and treatment of human disease. For example, our recent academic affiliation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pools our expertise in biomedical research and patient care with Rensselaer’s talent in engineering and computational science. This unique partnership offers tremendous possibilities as it will enhance the infrastructure needed for translationally-focused faculty and students to develop novel biomedical technologies.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is about to embark on a new chapter, one that calls for growth and expansion through a planned combination with Continuum Health Partners, and continued success within a challenging health care environment.
That message was conveyed by leaders of The Mount Sinai Medical Center at three Town Hall meetings held on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, in Stern Auditorium.
“Our combination with Continuum is about preserving Mount Sinai for decades to come as a great institution,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, before a standing-room-only crowd of faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday morning. “It is time that we move to the next step in health care and that is an integrated health care delivery system.”