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"At Mount Sinai Hospitals, In-House Lawyers Are Helping To Heal Patients Too" - Sue Reisinger

  • Law.Com
  • New York, NY
  • (November 13, 2019)

In-house lawyers at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York know that medical care alone is not enough to heal patients who also suffer from legal problems that affect their well-being. “For example, some people can’t get better until you find a way to get them food or transportation to a doctor,” said Beth Essig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the Mount Sinai Health System. That’s why the in-house legal team helped establish and are expanding the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership, which brings pro-bono lawyers to work with the system’s neediest patients on issues including housing, education, immigration, and personal safety.” Beth added, “This is a group with substantial unmet needs that can have lifelong consequences. Lawyers who volunteer love this work—imagine how rewarding it is.”

— Beth Essig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mount Sinai Health System

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