Mount Sinai Nurses Honored by The New York Times for Extraordinary Efforts

NEW YORK, NY
 – December 8, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

Nurses play a critical role in patient care, and the New York Times is raising awareness of this role by recognizing their contributions through its annual “Tribute to Nurses” awards. This year, Mount Sinai Health System nurses have been honored for their extraordinary achievements in three out of six categories and will be featured in a special advertising section in the December 7 New York Times Magazine.

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), The Mount Sinai Hospital, Award Winner in the Team Category
The MICU nursing team recognized for their immediate and unified response to care for a patient who was New York City’s first patient with a potential diagnosis of Ebola virus this August. The collaboration between the nurses and physicians ensured the patient received highest level of care in a secure and comfortable environment.

Janet Mackin, EdD, RN, Dean, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Award Winner in the Leadership Category
Dr. Janet Mackin is recognized for her 14 years of service and leadership in educating future nurses at the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Her accomplishments include creating an RN-BSN program in 2014. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and member of the American Nurses Association, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

Robert (Robbie) Freeman, MSN, RN-BC, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Award Winner in the Technological Innovations Category
Robbie Freeman is recognized for developing an app, Nurse-Net, which provides nurses and nursing students three interactive tools – a News Reader that aggregates news articles sorted by for nurses to stay current with the latest research and trends; Abbreviation Assistant with a database of more than  100,000 medical abbreviations; and Credential Assistant which provides a list of nursing credentials and their associated initials. More recently, Mr. Freeman has created an app that improves patient safety and communication during shift changes between nurses.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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