About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is acclaimed internationally for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which both agreed unanimously to combine the two entities in July 2013.
The Health System is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale, improve quality and outcomes, and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. The System includes 2,784 full- and part-time physicians, 3,783 voluntary physicians, and 12 free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. With more than 430 full- and part-time primary care physicians, clinical teams are able to manage large populations of patients in the lowest-cost, most-effective settings. The System also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. It has more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with other local health care organizations, and Mount Sinai physicians are located in more than 200 community locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, the Mount Sinai Health System is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Health System benefits from synergies with a preeminent academic medical center. As one of the nation’s leading medical schools, the Icahn School of Medicine is on the forefront of medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. It is also one of several free-standing medical schools in the country that has developed independent, high-level graduate MD/PhD and MPH programs, as well as MS programs in biomedical sciences, genetic counseling, and clinical research. In all, the School will train more than 2,000 residents and fellows a year.
With more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 research institutes, it will serve to integrate clinical and research missions across the System. In addition, new Clinical Institutes of Excellence will be the hubs of translational research and health care innovation across specialties. Over time, all Continuum Health Partners affiliations with other medical schools will be transferred to Mount Sinai, which will be the single medical school for the Health System.
Mount Sinai is one of the top medical school recipients for National Institutes of Health funding and other grant receipts per investigator. Translational research, from new diagnostics and therapeutics to innovative tools and delivery systems, is at the leading edge of this work. The seven hospital campuses within the Mount Sinai Health System offer Mount Sinai’s medical, graduate, and master’s students a wide range of clinical and research experiences. MD candidates train alongside specialists in the growing number of clinical institutes of excellence throughout the System, and students pursuing an MS or PhD in clinical research have more opportunities for clinical trial management and analysis, as well as in-depth epidemiological projects. Building on the Health System’s large and very diverse patient population, graduate students have expanded opportunities in genomic sciences, bioinformatics, and all basic science areas.
The Mount Sinai Health System Hospital Campuses
Beth Israel Medical Center
An 856-bed teaching hospital founded in 1889 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Beth Israel Medical Center is notable for its unique approach to combining medical excellence with clinical innovation. The hospital has recruited world-class specialists to expand services in heart disease, cancer, neurology, and orthopaedics. It also continues its long tradition of excellence in medical specialties including gastrointestinal disease, chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, pain management and palliative care, and HIV/AIDS research and treatment. The hospital also has significantly advanced its commitment to community-based ambulatory care and expanding patient access to primary and specialty care.
Beth Israel Brooklyn
A 212-bed community hospital located in Midwood, Beth Israel Brooklyn has gone through numerous renovations and upgrades over the past decade to help expand its scope of services. The latest advances include a completely redesigned intensive care unit, new digital mammography equipment, and a new state-of-the-art radiology suite. The hospital’s emergency department also serves as a major hub of activity and a critical community resource. The institution also enjoys an excellent reputation in such specialties as cardiac care, general surgery, gynecology, orthopaedics, and geriatrics.
The Mount Sinai Hospital
A 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility, The Mount Sinai Hospital is located on the border between East Harlem and the Upper East Side. As one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most-respected voluntary hospitals, it serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the world. Today, the tradition of caring for underserved individuals is exemplified by the expansion of primary care and through unique outreach programs such as Visiting Doctors, the nation’s largest physician home-visiting service, and the Preventable Admissions Care Team, which has improved patient outcomes and greatly reduced hospital readmissions and emergency department visits among high-risk patients.
Mount Sinai consistently earns Magnet status for nursing care, and it is the only medical center in New York State to earn Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City, and its Mount Sinai Access service is one of the largest and most sophisticated inpatient transfer services in the city. In the 2013-14 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, the institution ranked as one of the top 25 hospitals in seven specialties nationally, and in the magazine’s 2013-14 “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue, The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai was listed among the country’s best children’s hospitals in 7 out of 10 pediatric specialties.
Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens offers quality outpatient, emergency, and inpatient medical services to the residents of western Queens and beyond. Located in Astoria, Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed licensed acute care facility, providing adult medical and surgical services, with a team of nearly 500 physicians representing about 40 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Recognized as a leader in stroke care, Mount Sinai Queens is designated by the New York State Department of Health and The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. Mount Sinai Queens also provides extensive outpatient services, including primary and specialty care; occupational, speech, and physical therapy; outpatient surgery; cancer care; and a range of radiological testing. Between the physicians and staff, 35 languages are spoken, which is just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens serves the needs of its culturally diverse community.
With 505 beds, Roosevelt Hospital is a full-service community and tertiary-care hospital with an emergency department serving Midtown and the west side of Manhattan. Since its founding in 1871, it has placed strong emphasis on primary and specialty care. The hospital serves as the home to several renowned clinical services, including those in endovascular surgery, cancer, cardiology, and obstetrics and gynecology. Roosevelt Hospital also maintains a strong primary care presence in its surrounding neighborhoods through ambulatory and physician practices and through longstanding partnerships with some of New York’s largest federally qualified health centers, particularly the William F. Ryan Community Health Center.
St. Luke’s Hospital
With 523 beds, St. Luke’s Hospital serves as the principal health care provider for the West Harlem and Morningside Heights communities and operates one of Manhattan’s few Level 1 trauma services. Founded in 1847, it is home to the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, a world-class, multidisciplinary center specializing in the care and treatment of heart ailments. St. Luke’s also enjoys an outstanding reputation for services in many other medical specialties, including internal medicine, geriatrics, trauma, bariatric surgery, vascular disease, HIV/AIDS, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse. St. Luke’s Hospital also continues to expand its commitment to community-based ambulatory care and access to primary and specialty care.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
With 69 certified beds, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is one of the world’s leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as related conditions. Founded in 1820 as the nation’s first specialty hospital, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary manages more than 30,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits per year. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is regularly ranked as one of the best hospitals in America, according to U.S. News & World Report, and was awarded Magnet status for excellence in nursing care.
The Mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
An unrivaled academic medical center, Mount Sinai’s vision is to continue to grow and challenge convention through our pioneering spirit, scientific advancements, forward-thinking leadership, and collaborative approach to providing exceptional patient care.