The Elmezzi Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Mount Sinai Queens to Support Population Health Management Pilot Program

 – August 20, 2015 /Press Release/  –– 

The Elmezzi Foundation, which helps provide opportunities for residents of western Queens through education, youth development, medical research and support for the elderly, has provided a $100,000 grant to Mount Sinai Queens, part of the Mount Sinai Health System, to support a population health management pilot program.

Centered at Mount Sinai Queens Family Health Associates Clinic, the program will comprise four care management teams to engage approximately 500 individuals per year, with a goal of significantly impacting the medical, behavioral and social health outcomes of people in Astoria, Long Island City, and throughout Queens.

Teams from Mount Sinai Queens will develop individualized, culturally-sensitive Care Plans in concert with each patient, their caregiver (if applicable), their primary care provider, and other community-based providers to support patients in reaching their health goals.

"We are grateful to The Elmezzi Foundation for recognizing the critical importance of population health management and the importance of medical interventions before the patient even enters the hospital," said Caryn Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens. "Our goal has always been to keep our community as healthy as possible by redefining health care as an activity that encompasses far more than sick care."

"Studies have shown that patient engagement can help improve health outcomes and avoid preventable deaths, and we are proud to support this comprehensive effort by Mount Sinai Queens to make our community a healthier one," said Pooja O’Hanlon, Executive Director of The Elmezzi Foundation.

About Mount Sinai Queens
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 close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.  Between the physicians and staff, 35 languages are spoken – just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens serves the needs of the culturally diverse population of our community.
In addition to providing inpatient care, Mount Sinai Queens serves the communities of Western Queens and beyond by providing primary and specialty care; occupational, speech and physical therapy; outpatient surgery; cancer care and a range of radiological testing.

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