• Press Release

Mount Sinai Heart Earns Two Prestigious Recognitions for Heart Failure and Catherization Lab

Awards highlight highest level of quality of care

  • New York, NY
  • (August 18, 2021)

Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in Heart Failure. This prestigious award is a symbol of highly skilled, comprehensive patient care and recognizes compliance with The Joint Commission’s strict national standards.

Mount Sinai Heart underwent a rigorous virtual review in May 2021, when a Joint Commission surveyor conducted an exhaustive analysis of key indicators of compliance ranging from patient admission, hospital discharge, and transition to outpatient services with a focus on decreasing preventable readmissions. The review also identified innovations and initiatives used to optimize patient care, which Mount Sinai Heart demonstrated through its unique remote patient monitoring and digital education programs.

Additionally, The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab received the SILVER-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award signifies an effective approach to nursing policies, procedures and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders. The award further demonstrates Mount Sinai’s commitment to patients and families to always provide evidence-based and patient-centered care.

“I am so proud to announce these two esteemed distinctions. The Joint Commission’s Advanced Heart Failure Certification highlights the exemplary care we provide to a very complex patient population, through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach which guides patients safely through the continuum of care. The Beacon Award recognizes a unit whose skilled and dedicated caregivers continuously strive to improve patient outcomes,” says Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services and Chief Nurse Executive of Mount Sinai Health System.

“I congratulate the teams at Mount Sinai Heart for these outstanding accomplishments.  These awards highlight our teamwork and dedication to providing exceptional care to our cardiac patients,” says Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, President of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.


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 4 out of 10 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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