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The Mount Sinai Hospital hosts 3 students from the CHCI Latino Leaders Program

On Friday, December 7th, The Mount Sinai Hospital proudly hosted a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Mentorship Day.

  • New York, NY
  • (January 02, 2013)

On Friday, December 7th, The Mount Sinai Hospital proudly hosted a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Mentorship Day.  The initiative was launched in support of CHCI’s 2012 High School Latino Leaders in D.C. (HSLLDC) program, a weeklong experience in Washington, D.C. in which students learn about the structure and operating procedure of the US Federal Government.  Through Mount Sinai’s sponsorship of the program, three students from Brooklyn and the Bronx were able to participate.

During their day at Mount Sinai, students had the opportunity to meet and observe successful medical professionals, learning about their work as well as the path they took to grow into their current roles.  Through the knowledge Mount Sinai professionals provided, participating students were given the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and healthcare knowledge, as well as their commitment to civic engagement in a prestigious medical setting.

Renowned medical leader Dr. Raja Flores, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai, met with the students and provided them with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience. The high school leaders also met, observed and learned from other notable medical executives and professionals, including Josephine Guzman, Director of Community Outreach, Caridad Alvarez-Figueroa, BSN, RN, Associate Director of Perioperative Services and Caroline C. Boynton, M.A. L.M.S.W., Patient Care Volunteer Coordinator.  

For more information about this and other CHCI programs, please visit www.chci.org.

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.

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