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 2, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 


High school students Sabrina Moreno, Melina Hernandez and Stephanie Revilla dressed the part as they toured The Mount Sinai Hospital operating rooms during the CHCI Mentorship Day.

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.