• Press Release

Statement: The Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department

  • New York, NY
  • (December 10, 2019)

As part of our continuous pursuit of excellence, we undertook a strategic review of the Emergency Department back in 2016. This report in no way reflects the current status of our Emergency Department. Currently, patients admitted through the Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department with heart attacks, heart failure, severe lung conditions and stroke have among the best survival rates in the nation. Additionally, since the review was issued over three years ago, we have made major investments and improvements to the Emergency Department, including adding over 130 additional employees, spanning all categories of clinical and support staff. We have also opened the Mount Sinai Express Care facility on the same block to alleviate Emergency Department crowding by taking care of patients with less serious conditions in a separate location. Now, we have plans for a complete renovation of both our emergency department and our observation unit to more than double the number of treatment locations and further improve patient care.

We are deeply proud that our Emergency Department reflects the diverse community we serve. As it was on day one, the safety, care and accessibility for all of our patients has - and will always remain - our first and singular focus.

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 48,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 600 research and clinical 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 9,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 11 free-standing joint-venture centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida. Hospitals within the System are consistently ranked by Newsweek’s® “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals, Best in State Hospitals, World Best Hospitals and Best Specialty Hospitals” and by U.S. News & World Report's® “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report® “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for 2023-2024.

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