• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System Celebrates February's American Heart Month

  • New York, NY
  • (January 20, 2016)

In honor of American Heart Month, the Mount Sinai Health System will host free heart health fairs, health screenings, expert lectures, and heart-healthy cooking demonstrations on its hospital campuses. For more information please visit mountsinai.org/GoRed.

Mount Sinai Health System's Heart Month activities include:

The Mount Sinai Community Heart Health Fairs will include free heart health screenings for blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglyceride level, and body mass index (BMI). Experts will lead educational demonstrations focusing on nutrition and diet, diabetes, stress management, smoking cessation, yoga and other relaxation techniques. Also, free heart-healthy food tastings will be prepared by hospital chefs, and guests will receive free giveaways and goody bags.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    3201 Kings Highway
    Main Lobby
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, February 5, 2016  

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    1468 Madison Avenue
    Guggenheim Pavilion, Lobby
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC)
    10 Union Square East
    Second Floor
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's
    1111 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street
    Babcock Lobby, First Floor
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Mount Sinai Queens
    Church of the Redeemer
    30-14 Crescent Street at 30th Road
    Astoria, Queens 11102
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Screening offerings: free blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and heart health information.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

  • Women’s Heart New York Support Group Meetings
    Group Facilitator: Sydney Fischer, MSW
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
    10 Union Square East, Fourth Floor
    Bogart Conference Room, Suite 4A
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Registration is required.
    For more information call 212-523-9663

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Community Blood Pressure Screening Program
    Free blood pressure monitoring and medical consultations
    Hamilton Senior Center
    141 West 73rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Aves.
    10:30 – 11:30 am
    For more information please call 212-787-7710

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Exercise For Heart Health Workshop
    Asser Levy Recreational Center
    392 Asser Levy Place at East 23rd Street and FDR Drive
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    For more information please call 212-523-9663

Monday, February 22, 2016

  • Women and Heart Month Support Group Meetings
    Group Facilitator: Sydney Fischer, MSW
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
    Second Floor, Friedman Conference Room 3  
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Registration is required. For more information please call 212-523-9663

February 10- March 16, 2016

  • Women's Heart NY 6-Session "Heart Smart" Education Course
    Free, six-session heart health program for Wednesdays: February 10, 17, and 24, and March 2, 9, and 16.    
    Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  
    Registration is required. For more information please call 212-523-9663
    Free Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings: Wednesday, February 10, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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. 14 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, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "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 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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