• Press Release

Learn to Save a Life This October

Mount Sinai Health System urges the general public, especially students, to learn lifesaving CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator to reduce sudden cardiac death rates.

  • New York, NY
  • (October 01, 2018)

The Mount Sinai Health System will host free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) fairs this October, to increase the community's knowledge about sudden cardiac arrest and how to save more lives from it by teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR and the proper use of an automated external defibrillator.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when a person's heart abruptly stops beating, and may be caused by a dangerous abnormal heart rhythm, a genetic predisposition, or for no explained reason. Each year, more than 350,000 adults and children die unexpectedly from sudden cardiac arrest.

Mount Sinai invites students at area schools and community members to attend its CPR Awareness Fairs. Attendees will be taught by Mount Sinai Health System's cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, emergency medicine experts, and other staffers, who will demonstrate hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator technology. Attendees will also be able to explore the inside of a Mount Sinai ambulance.

"Mount Sinai's CPR Awareness Fairs are very important to show adults and children how to save a life during an emergency," says Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services for the Mount Sinai Health System. "If CPR and/or an automated external defibrillator is used within minutes to resuscitate a person who experiences a sudden cardiac arrest, it may save their life."

Mount Sinai CPR Awareness Fairs will take place on Wednesday, October 17,at these locations:

The Mount Sinai Hospital
11 am – 2 pm
1468 Madison Avenue
Guggenheim Pavilion, Lobby

Mount Sinai St. Luke's
11 am – 2 pm
1111 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street
Babcock Lobby, First Floor

Mount Sinai West
11 am – 2 pm
1000 Tenth Avenue at West 58th Street
Main Lobby

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
11 am – 1 pm
1 Nathan D. Perlman Place
First Floor Bernstein Building

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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