Mount Sinai Queens Goes Paperless with New Epic Electronic Medical Record
April 12, 2013
The rollout of the Epic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Mount Sinai Queens is complete, this is the second major phase of Mount Sinai’s $120 million EMR rollout.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Comments on the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012
Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Preparation for Hurricane Irene
August 28, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center has activated its emergency preparedness plan to provide for the safety of patients and staff during the storm.
Mount Sinai Queens Physicians Named Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report
August 8, 2011
24 Mount Sinai Queens physicians named “Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report. Top Doctors represent Castle Connolly’s top three percent in the nation.
Mount Sinai Queens Welcomes First Lady of Cyprus
September 22, 2010
Mount Sinai Queens benefited from UN Week with a visit from the first lady of Cyprus that was hosted by a contingent of doctors of Greek descent.
Mount Sinai Queens Welcomes Vinisha Patel, MD to Medical Staff
September 20, 2010
After a dozen years at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, an excellent internal medicine specialist joins Mount Sinai Queens.
Mount Sinai Queens Wins Grant to Fund Volunteer Advocacy Program
September 13, 2010
Mount Sinai Queens Director of Community Outreach Ana M. Rodriguez wins $40,000 grant for volunteer advocacy for one year.
Mount Sinai Researchers Launch the Queens Children’s Environmental Health Education Campaign
September 8, 2010
Dr. Philip Landrigan and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Announced Queens National Children’s Study Week.
Mount Sinai Medical Team in Haiti Leading New York Effort to Help Earthquake Survivors
January 25, 2010
Mount Sinai has supplied doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, as well as more than two tons of equipment, to help in relief efforts.
Study Reveals That Dimebolin Therapy May Contribute to Neuron Deterioration
January 7, 2010
A study led by Mount Sinai researchers suggests that dimebolin increases levels of beta amyloid, a protein related to the plaque buildup found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.
New Mount Sinai Support Groups Will Address the Needs of Parkinson's and Dystonia Patients and Their Caregivers
January 5, 2010
Mount Sinai launches four new support groups to assist patients with Parkinson's disease and dystonia. Topics of discussion will include nutrition, new therapies, and caregiver needs.
Palliative Care Specialist Diane Meier, MD, FACP, Named to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Fellowship Post
January 4, 2010
Director of both the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Dr. Meier has an extraordinary opportunity to take part in the federal policy-making process.
Trial Data Conclude That Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Vioxx Could Have Been Identified Sooner
November 23, 2009
Discovery of cardiovascular risks related to taking the anti-inflammatory drug could have occurred several years before its manufacturer pulled it from the market.
Scientists Find Molecular Trigger That Helps Prevent Aging and Disease
November 18, 2009
A two-part study, "Role of CBP and SATB-1 in Aging, Dietary Restriction, and Insulin-Like Signaling," examines how dietary restriction and a high-caloric intake influence biochemical responses.
New York Academy of Medicine Awards Philip J. Landrigan, MD, 2009 Stephen Smith Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health
November 18, 2009
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai and lead investigator for the National Children's Study, Dr. Landrigan helps shape environmental health policies worldwide.
Mount Sinai Researchers Take Part in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Testing Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Patients
November 16, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of 12 sites participating in the Phase 2 study of neurological interventions for Alzheimer's disease research.
Study Shows That Reducing Processed and Fried Food Intake Lowers Related Health Risks and Restores Body's Defenses
November 4, 2009
The Mount Sinai study finds that a dietary intervention such as cutting back consumption of fried and processed foods will reduce the body's intake of toxins and lead to overall health benefits.
Mount Sinai Researchers Conclude 9-11 Responders Twice As Likely to Have Asthma
November 3, 2009
The tracking data show an increasing percentage of responders reporting asthmatic episodes, rising to double that seen in the general population.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Mount Sinai Organ Donation Medal of Honor
October 2, 2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center receives the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Organ Donation Silver 1 Medal of Honor.
Benjamin Chen, MD, PhD, Wins NIDA 2009 Avant-Garde Award for Innovative HIV-AIDS Research
September 24, 2009
The National Institute on Drug Abuse honored Dr. Chen for his work developing a method for visually tracking HIV virus particles from cell to cell.
Mount Sinai First in Nation to Use Visually Guided Balloon Catheter in Cardiac Procedure
September 18, 2009
Physicians at Mount Sinai Medical Center became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using the endoscopic ablation system.
Majority of Surveyed Physicians Support Health Reform with Both Public and Private Insurance Options
September 16, 2009
Sixty-three percent of Mount Sinai physicians support health reform that includes both public and traditional private insurance.
Mount Sinai Study Concludes Cognitive Testing of Elderly by Phone Is Effective Evaluation Method
September 15, 2009
Cognitive testing of the elderly by telephone is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a study by Mount Sinai investigators.
Mount Sinai Research Identifies Brain Mechanisms Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder
September 3, 2009
Through real-time imaging, researchers have collected evidence to suggest that neurological networks that help regulate emotion do not activate in patients with borderline personality disorder.
Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use Nonsurgical Technique That Eliminates Major Underlying Cause of Heart-Related Stroke
August 21, 2009
Mount Sinai physicians were the first to perform a nonsurgical procedure using sutures to tie off a left atrial appendage, the source of blood clots leading to stroke in those with atrial fibrillation.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to U.S. News Honor Roll
July 16, 2009
Mount Sinai received high marks in 11 of 16 specialties to earn its Honor Roll ranking among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for 2009-2010.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find New Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Promising
July 12, 2009
Study hopes to show that the new treatment is safe and effective for stabilizing cognitive performance for patients with mild to moderate forms of Alzheimer's disease.
Mount Sinai Doctor Joins Celebrity Campaign for Medical Research Funding
May 22, 2009
Sam E. Gandy, MD, PhD, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, was photographed for GQ magazine as part of a "Rock Stars of Science" public service campaign.
Mount Sinai's State-of-the-Art Prostate Cancer Center Targets Quality of Life for Patients Undergoing Robotic Surgery
May 13, 2009
The resource center for prostate cancer care, led by David B. Samadi, MD, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, specializes in pre- and postsurgical care.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Holds Its Second Annual "Greening Our Children" Benefit Event
May 13, 2009
Led by Mount Sinai’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Professor and Chair of Community and Preventive Medicine, Center research projects identify potential environmental causes of childhood diseases.
Future Climate Change Likely to Cause More Respiratory Problems in Young Children
May 3, 2009
More children will end up hospitalized over the next decade because of respiratory problems resulting from projected climate change, according to a new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Mount Sinai Hospital Celebrates Redesignation of American Nurses Credentialing Center's Prestigious Magnet Award
May 1, 2009
The redesignation for an additional four years is considered the gold standard for nursing. Mount Sinai is among the rare 2 percent of hospitals to achieve this feat.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Becomes a 2009 EPA Region 2 Quality Award Recipient
May 1, 2009
This annual Environmental Protection Agency award honors individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the environment.
Mount Sinai Nurses Assist Mother in Delivering Twin Outside Hospital in SUV
April 24, 2009
Security cameras capture the birth of Elisabeth and Tim Brew's first twin, inside their SUV, as time runs out for making it into the hospital.
Men with Prostate Cancer Worry Less About Recurrence Than Their Partners Do
April 23, 2009
Researchers at Mount Sinai have found that when it comes to worrying about the recurrence of prostate cancer, male patients worry less than their spouses or partners.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants More Than $37 Million to The Mount Sinai Medical Center
April 21, 2009
Funds will support the Helmsley Center for Electrophysiology, establish the Helmsley Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and establish the Sinai-Helmsley Alliance for Research Excellence Network.
Mount Sinai Study Finds Strong Link Between Neighborhood Factors and Childhood Obesity in Harlem
April 16, 2009
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children from East Harlem are three times more likely than other U.S. children to be overweight.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Receives Distinguished Teacher Award from American College of Cardiology
March 31, 2009
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, an international pioneer in cardiovascular medicine, is the first recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Teacher Award.
Transfer of HIV Between T Cells Captured on Video
March 26, 2009
A team of researchers from Mount Sinai and UC Davis have for the first time captured on video the transfer of HIV from infected to uninfected T cells through structures called virological synapses.
Diane E. Meier, MD, Receives Clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly
March 23, 2009
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Director Diane E. Meier, MD, is a pioneer in palliative care who has fought to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic and debilitating illnesses.
Wayne A. Gordon, PhD, Named 2009 Robert L. Moody Prize Recipient
March 13, 2009
Dr. Wayne Gordon has been awarded the 2009 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.
Transplant Researchers Discover Optimum Route to Improved Suppressor Cell Function
March 13, 2009
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells must migrate from transplanted organs to the lymph nodes draining the organs for optimum suppressor cell function.
Mount Sinai Finds Differences in Brain Scans of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
March 5, 2009
New research conducted by Mount Sinai physicians suggests that the brain activity of people with borderline personality disorder is different from that of people without the disorder.
New Psychiatric Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Addresses Special Needs of Multiple Sclerosis Patients
February 26, 2009
The new program provides for an on-site psychiatrist to assist in the identification and management of psychiatric and psychological disorders in patients with MS, including depression.
Mount Sinai Is First in U.S. to Implant Carpentier-Edwards Physio II Ring for Mitral Valve Repair
February 23, 2009
Changes made to the original Physio ring should result in a higher quality of valve repair in patients suffering from mitral valve disease. David H. Adams, MD, implanted the new ring.
Mount Sinai Study Finds One-Quarter of World Trade Center Responders Still Have Impaired Lung Function
February 5, 2009
The Mount Sinai study is the first to assess lung function in a large group of WTC responders at two different time points since the September 11th attacks.
Gene Mutations Identified As Cause of Primary Torsion Dystonia
February 3, 2009
Mount Sinai researchers have identified mutations in gene THAP1 as a cause of primary torsion dystonia. The discovery may lead to new treatments for this debilitating disease.
Language Barriers May Interfere with the Care of Asthma Patients
January 29, 2009
Juan P. Wisnivesky, MD, MPH, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has authored a paper showing that Hispanics with limited proficiency in English are at higher risk of worse asthma outcomes.
New York City Names The Mount Sinai Medical Center a Cardiac Arrest Center for Therapeutic Hypothermia
January 15, 2009
Mount Sinai received the designation because its emergency department administers a delicate cooling therapy to cardiac arrest patients that reduces the chance of brain damage and increases survival.
Mount Sinai Researchers Launch Nation’s Largest Federally-Funded Children’s Health Study in Queens
January 13, 2009
The National Children’s Study will examine how environmental factors affect 100,000 children over the next 20 years. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, is the study’s principal investigator for New York.
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