Dr. Jose M. Wiley of The Mount Sinai Medical Center recognized as "Man of the Year”
On August 16, Jose M. Wiley MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, was recognized by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women – NYLPRW as Man of the Year. The award was presented to Dr. Wiley during the annual gala of the NYLPRW in recognition to his professional achievements and for providing exceptional services to the Hispanic community.
NYLPRW’s mission is to help Puerto Rican women in seeking higher education, by giving them financial support to obtain their college degree. Other awardees included: Ralina Cardona, Director New York State, LULAC; Antonio Perez, President of the Borough of Manhattan Community College; and Iris Jimenez-Hernandez, Executive Director Lincoln Health Center.
About this recognition Dr. Wiley said, "As a Latino and Puerto Rican, I am deeply grateful and honored by this recognition. The role of NYLPRW is vital to the development of Latinas. It is time we break barriers." During the same ceremony and in recognition of the award granted from NYLPRW, Dr. Wiley also received from Congressman Tim Bishop a certificate for outstanding achievement awarded to him by the United States Congress.
In May of this year, Dr. Wiley also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded by NECO (National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations), which is included in the files of Congress. This award is given annually to citizens who have distinguished themselves within their ethnic groups, while exemplifying the values of American life. Six U.S. presidents, and other foreign ones, as well as Nobel Prize winners, and in general citizens who have distinguished themselves, have received this award.
¡Congratulations Dr. Wiley!
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of 3 medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked in six out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and 50th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally.