Resumption of Elective Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System
We are pleased to announce that all Mount Sinai Health System hospitals have received approval from the state to resume elective surgeries, which were halted by Governor Cuomo on March 23 to make beds available for COVID-19 patients. The approval is effective immediately. Elective surgeries are now available at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai South Nassau, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Union Square, and The Blavatnik Family - Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai. Teams across the health system have been working for weeks to prepare a safe environment at all our facilities so patients can be confident in coming to get the care they need. We are grateful to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health for its decision to enable us to provide comprehensive care to the many communities we serve.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.