• Press Release

Mount Sinai Nursing Units Receive Award for Excellent Critical Care

  • New York, NY
  • (March 22, 2022)

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Transplant Intensive Care Unit (TICU) have received the Silver-level American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence. Under the leadership of Mardisa Samson-Ramos, MSN, BSN, RN, the nurses earned this honor through their exceptional teamwork.

The Silver-level AACN Beacon Award for Excellence is given to hospitals that provide continual learning and an effective approach to nursing policies, procedures, and processes by engaging staff and key stakeholders along with achieving optimal patient care.

The SICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of critical care specialists who have extensive experience managing critically ill patients in a high-risk, fast-paced environment. The TICU specializes in caring for patients with acute and chronic liver failure as well as patients requiring liver, kidney, small bowel, and bone marrow transplants. The TICU also serves as a referral center for neighboring hospitals to assist in providing a higher level of care required for critically ill patients.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to the SICU and TICU nurses at The Mount Sinai Hospital for this esteemed award,” said Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President, Cardiac Services, Mount Sinai Health System. “This is a testament to the exceptional teamwork of both these units, their exemplary patient care, and leadership. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes those caregivers who are efficient, dedicated, and practice patient care safely while improving along the way.”

“I’m so proud of both the SICU and TICU at The Mount Sinai Hospital,” said Ms. Samson-Ramos, Clinical Nurse Manager, Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Transplant Intensive Care Unit. “We wouldn’t have received this honor without the collaborative effort from all nurses within these units and their devotion to those patients needing critical care, especially during these past two years. I commend all of my colleagues for their hard work in continuing to find a way to make Mount Sinai one of the best hospitals in the country.”

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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