• Press Release

Eric Benaim Appointed to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Advisory Board

  • (December 08, 2014)

Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Benaim, CEO of the Long Island City-based residential brokerage firm Modern Spaces, as a member of the Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Advisory Board, effective October 30, 2014.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Benaim as our newest Board member.  The Hospital Advisory Board plays a vital role in the continued improvement and success of Mount Sinai Queens,” says Caryn Schwab, Executive Director of the Hospital.  “Mr. Benaim’s knowledge of the rapidly changing Queens landscape brings a fresh and exciting perspective to the Board.”

“Queens is on the rise, with an influx of new residents making investments and putting down roots here for themselves, their families and their businesses, and I am proud to serve Mount Sinai Queens as a member of the Advisory Board,” said Mr. Benaim. “Introducing the hospital’s high quality healthcare services to newcomers to our borough will help direct them to all the finest resources Queens has to offer.”

Mr. Benaim, who founded Modern Spaces in 2008, makes his home in Long Island City with his wife Stephanie.

Mr. Benaim joins distinguished members Tony Barsamian, George Dangas, MD, Antonis Diamataris, Evangeline Douris, Arthur Gualtieri, MD, Gary Kesner, Peter Papanicolaou, Brian Radbill, MD, Hal Rosenbluth, Caryn Schwab and Ambassador Loucas Tsilas on the Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Advisory Board.

About Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens is a leading community hospital in New York City, located in the Astoria section of Queens. Its commitment to high quality care and service has garnered it many accolades including national recognition for the Magnet Recognition Program® --the highest recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center,   and designation by New York State and The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center – the only hospital in the borough of Queens to have earned this special certification.

Its medical staff of nearly 500 physicians representing 40 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties, nurses, technicians and other staff provide quality inpatient medical and surgical services, emergency care, and a broad range of ambulatory services.

The Mount Sinai Health System has embarked on a $125 million project to construct a new 130,000 square foot, six-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion adjacent to the existing Mount Sinai Queens facility. The new Mount Sinai Queens will include a significantly expanded state-of-the-art Emergency Department, seven new Operating Suites, advanced imaging and will bring together primary care physicians and specialists in a collaborative, comprehensive multi-disciplinary practice where all patients’ needs can be met.

For more information, please visit: www.mshq.org.

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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 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 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 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. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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