Mount Sinai Health System Celebrates its 32nd Annual Crystal Party
Mount Sinai Health System celebrated excellence in research, patient care and education at its 32nd Annual Crystal Party on Thursday, May 4.
More than 1,100 guests, including health system leadership, staff, and supporters gathered at the Central Park Conservatory Garden. The event raised $3 million. Mount Sinai trustee Zibby Schwarzman and her fiancé, Kyle Owens, were benefit chairs. Ms. Schwarzman’s mother, Ellen Phillips Katz, was instrumental in organizing the first Crystal Party. She is an emeritus trustee.
“Mount Sinai Health System has made significant advances in patient care, research, and strategic partnerships with a focus on value and population health,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We’re excited about the growth opportunities ahead, and we’re thankful for our exceptional trustees who have generously supported our strategic plan.”
“This gathering represented our unified vision to improve human health and serve a diverse patient population in the nation’s largest city,” said Peter W. May, Chair of the Boards of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System. “My hope is that the Crystal Party energized faculty, staff, trustees, community members, and patients about our path forward.”
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."