• 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

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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