Gift from Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation Will Enhance Mount Sinai's Birth and Delivery Unit

Newly-Named 'Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Labor and Birth' Dedicated May 30

New York
 – June 4, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Steven A. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra Cohen, have provided a generous gift to The Mount Sinai Medical Center to support a newly-renovated labor and delivery floor, which includes a state-of-the-art antepartum unit. In recognition of the gift, the floor was renamed The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Labor and Birth. A dedication ceremony and celebration took place on May 30.

"Steven and Alexandra's generous gift will allow Mount Sinai to increase our projected number of births from 6,000 prior to the renovation to an anticipated 7,000 births in the coming year," said Michael Brodman, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Their philanthropic leadership will help women, newborns and families to experience the most advanced technology in maternal care in a modern and comfortable environment. I am very grateful for their support." The Cohen's have contributed $5.5 million since they became involved with Mount Sinai.

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Labor and Birth is located on the second floor of the Klingenstein Clinical Health Center on Fifth Avenue and overlooks Central Park.The 15,000-square-foot space features a reception area, staff lounge, administrative offices, a private triage room, four private antepartum fetal surveillance rooms, three short-term triage bays, and 18 birthing rooms. Each room includes new lighting, plumbing fixtures with touchless sensors, an on-call nurse system, electronic fetal-monitoring machines, comfortable recliners for spouses, and flat screen TVs.

"Our goal is to provide quality, compassionate care and excellent medical services throughout our patients' childbirth experience and beyond," said Raymond Sandler, MD, Director of Labor and Delivery in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai.

"We are pleased that the Foundation's gift has helped to make this day possible.  We are delighted to be partners with Mount Sinai in furthering the foundation's goal of advancing healthy labor and delivery," said Steven A. Cohen.

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The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States.  The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service.  It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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