• Press Release

Mount Sinai − National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens New, Dedicated Site

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

The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute will celebrate its first year of treating patients by officially opening a new, state-of-the-art practice on Friday, October 21, 2016. The new location, on the fifth floor of 10 East 102nd Street, has been completely renovated and updated with exam rooms and treatment suites designed specifically for diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases. Spacious waiting areas and comfortable consultation offices enhance the patient experience.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, based in Manhattan, launched the Respiratory Institute last year in partnership with National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, which is based in Denver. The partnership creates a strong, integrated program for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illnesses, including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Since the Respiratory Institute’s launch, patients were seen in two separate temporary locations on Mount Sinai’s main campus in Manhattan.

“One in four Americans suffers from a serious, chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease, making the need for excellent patient care and cutting-edge research crucial. The new home for The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute will facilitate the best possible care for patients suffering from Asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System.  

“When the Respiratory Institute launched last year, we saw an immediate increase in patients seeking the excellent care that comes from this partnership,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. “The new space enhances our ability to share our expertise and innovations with more patients in the New York region and beyond.”

Patients from around the New York region and beyond come to the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute for expert respiratory care. In its first full year of operations, the Respiratory Institute recorded about 18,000 patient visits, significantly more than were seen previously by the Respiratory services at Mount Sinai and well beyond initial expectations for the Institute.

National Jewish Health is the only institution in the nation dedicated to research and treatment of respiratory diseases for both adults and children. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked among the top medical schools in the United States and is the medical education and research hub for the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit, multi-site Health Care Systems in the country. The Mount Sinai Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine houses world-class programs in Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Critical Care Medicine, Genomics, and Immunological Sciences.

The Respiratory Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach developed by National Jewish Health in its outpatient programs. Pulmonologists collaborate with specialists in related disciplines, including Cardiology, Allergy, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, ENT, and Thoracic Surgery, to provide team-based, patient-centered care. The Respiratory Institute also draws on Mount Sinai’s programs in Personalized Medicine, Genomics, and data-driven clinical protocols to enhance the quality and outcomes of the respiratory disease practice.

“We are pleased with see the progress already made in our collaboration with National Jewish Health. As the Respiratory Institute moves into its new, permanent home, we look forward to seeing further advances in respiratory care in both New York City and throughout the country, from disease management to education and research,” said Charles Powell, MD, Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute.

The Respiratory Institute is led by Dr. Powell and Louis DePalo, MD, Clinical Director of the Respiratory Institute and Sarah and Eric Lane Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Physicians at the Respiratory Institute first began seeing patients in January 2015 and are now accepting outside referrals and new patients. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment at the Respiratory Institute can call 212-241-5656 or visit http://nationaljewish.mountsinai.org/.

Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opening
Friday, October 21, 2016, 3 pm – 5 pm, 10 East 102nd Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan
Interview and photo opportunities available.
Contact Laura Werle at laura.werle@mountsinai.org or 212-241-9200.

About National Jewish Health
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 117 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive and coordinated care.  To learn more, visit www.njhealth.org.

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.

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