On the Ground Support for Frontline Workers
We recognize and appreciate the incredible work that our frontline providers are engaged in. We want to thank you for all that you do and remind you that you are not alone in your efforts. The entire Sinai system supports and thanks you. Please see below for the on the ground support available to you during this time including spaces to recharge, stations to nourish body and mind, and in-person teams dedicated to supporting your mental health.
For help or guidance in navigating any of the Well-Being Resources, and identifying the right resource for you, please call the Mount Sinai Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth at 212-659-5564.
Mental Health Rounding Teams are available onsite for frontline COVID Units to check in on staff, and are available for immediate support if anyone needs it. They are also knowledgeable about other resources, and can discuss additional options for support. The teams conduct in person rounding several times a week.
We have on-site mental health rounding teams in place for MSB, MSBI, MSH, MSQ, MSM, and MSW. The teams are led by the site chairs/vice chairs of psychiatry for MSBI, MSMW, and MSH. For MSQ and MSB, we now have two clinicians each plus a chaplain to do similar rounding there. For MSQ, Dr. Sharat Iyer (MSQ psychiatrist) and Dr. Yariv Hofstein (MSMW Psychologist) have begun rounding. For MSB, Lyse Aybar (MSBI CPEP Program Manager) and Tamila Masir (MSBI OTP) are both LCSWs who are rounding.
Wellness Spaces have been set up in the following locations to provide a quiet space for relaxation and nourishment.
MS Downtown - Well-being Center: Wellness Room 3 Linsky, Room 327
MS Brooklyn - Serenity Space in patient visitation area
MS Morningside - Ambulatory Care Center, room 160, Door Code: 5055#
Recharge Rooms provide an immersive relaxation experience using sound, light, scent and music to address stress, trauma and anxiety. Rooms are being established across the Health System, and are currently located as follows:
MS Queens Recharge Room - Tent on 30th Road
MS Beth Israel Recharge Room - Tent on 16th Street by the Emergency Department entrance
MSH Recharge Rooms - Frontline Strong Relief Center, Annenberg SB18 (until July 31st, 2020), and family waiting room next to MICU 5
MS West Recharge Room - 8th Floor family waiting room by the Neuro ICU
The Recharge Rooms were created by Studio Elsewhere, a New York-based design studio specializing in resilient healthcare environments, and the Abilities Research Center, in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance (DRHP) at the Icahn School of Medicine, and are supported by the Office of Well-being and Resilience with funding from the Cullman Institute.
*Please maintain social distancing and hand hygiene when visiting the Wellness Spaces and Recharge Rooms.