New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives Full ACCME Accreditation with Commendation
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Institute for Continuing Medical Education (ICME) has received full accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), a nonprofit corporation responsible for accrediting US institutions that offer CME to physicians and other health care professionals. Accreditation with Commendation awards a six-instead of four-year accreditation period, and affords the accredited provider the honor of using the ACCME emblem on its hospital website and all accredited CME materials.
"This is an outstanding achievement, providing us with the longest review cycle available," said J. Robert Rosenthal, MD, Sr. VP Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Kimberly Corbin, CCMEP, Director of the NYEE ICME said "I thank the many departments and staff who contributed valuable material that was incorporated into our self study report during the exhaustive reaccreditation process for their efforts and support."
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.