• Press Release

Mount Sinai’s Road to Resilience Podcast Launches Special COVID-19 Series

Features inspiring resilience stories, tips for maintaining mental and physical health, and thoughts on coping with pandemic-related stressors.

  • New York, NY
  • (March 25, 2020)

The Mount Sinai Health System’s award-winning Road to Resilience podcast is launching a special series exploring what it takes to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series features interviews with experts, including front-line health care workers, psychologists, and faith leaders, as well as everyday New Yorkers who are finding creative ways to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. 

Listeners will hear inspiring stories of resilience, advice for managing pandemic-related stressors, and medical expertise that they can use to stay safe, informed, and uplifted.

To begin the series, Brendan Carr, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System, talks about difficult decisions he’s facing and how he’s coping with the enormous pressure to save lives. “‘The only way out is through,’ is what I keep thinking,” Dr. Carr tells Road to Resilience. “A lot of people who feel the weight are leaning on each other to make sure we get this as right as we can.” Listen to the full episode here.

Future guests will include: 

  • David Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Deborah Marin, MD, Director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Spirituality and Health, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE, Director of Education for the Center for Spirituality and Health
  • Jordyn Feingold, Medical Student and Positive Psychology Practitioner at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Front-line nurses from across the Mount Sinai Health System 

Road to Resilience is an award-winning podcast featuring stories and insights to help listeners thrive in a challenging world. From fighting burnout and trauma, to building resilient families and communities, we explore what’s possible when science meets the human spirit. To listen, visit Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or the Road to Resilience website

To support COVID-19 research and response efforts, visit https://www.mountsinai.org/covid19.

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.

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