Nursing at Mount Sinai Heart
The Mount Sinai Hospital is recognized as a national leader in providing excellence in nursing care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® has designated The Mount Sinai Hospital a Magnet Organization, an award recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in nursing practice. Only 5 percent of hospitals in the United States have received this recognition. Mount Sinai is one of the few to have received it twice, most recently in 2009.
Mount Sinai Heart has on staff more than 300 nurses. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:2 in critical care areas, 1:4 on the post-surgical unit, and no more than 1:5 on other cardiac monitoring units. During waking hours, each nurse will check on each of his or her patients at least once every hour to see how they are feeling and find out whether they need anything.
At Mount Sinai Heart, nurses provide care that is compassionate, experienced, professional, and reassuring. They are an integral part of the entire care team. Nurses feel intense ownership for their patients and collaborate directly and constantly with doctors.
If you walk on the cardiac unit, you can feel the energy and enthusiasm among the physicians, nurses, and social workers. Mount Sinai Heart nurses are a connecting force: they have round-the-clock contact with patients and can swiftly and easily communicate a patient's concerns and condition to the patient’s doctors.
The Mount Sinai Hospital earned Magnet status in 2004 and again in 2009, ranking it among the nation's elite 6% for having received this gold standard of nursing excellence twice in succession. Learn More