• Press Release

Mount Sinai Named Among Nation’s Top Health Care Employers for Diversity by Forbes

  • New York, NY
  • (January 21, 2020)

The Mount Sinai Health System has once again been ranked among America’s “Best Employers for Diversity” by Forbes and research firm Statista.

Mount Sinai was ranked No. 3 in the “Healthcare & Social” category and No. 19 overall among 500 companies across more than 20 industries. The Health System is New York City’s largest academic medical system, including eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices.

“This ranking reflects our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, a representation of our compassionate and caring staff that continues to mirror the diverse communities we serve,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are honored to be part of this list of forward-thinking and inclusive groups who value our differences to strengthen our organizations.”

“Groundbreaking initiatives at our medical school—from the creation of the first-ever Dean for Gender Equity to the launch of the Diversity Innovation Hub to address underrepresented groups in medicine and innovation—demonstrate our unparalleled dedication to inclusion,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs of the Mount Sinai Health System. “This recognition underscores Mount Sinai’s continued efforts to promote gender equity and diversity in medicine.”

Statista surveyed more than 60,000 employees working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees apiece in the United States. Participants rated their organization on topics including age, gender, ethnicity, and disability. Underrepresented groups, including women and ethnic minorities, also provided their views on other employers within their industry. Diversity across leadership including top executives and boards, and access to public information, such as a designated chief diversity and inclusion officer, contributed to a company’s overall score.

The complete 2020 rankings may be found here.


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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