• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System Celebrates Its 38th Annual Crystal Party in Person After Four Years

  • New York, NY
  • (May 05, 2023)

Mount Sinai Health System celebrated its 38th annual Crystal Party on Thursday, May 4, returning to an in-person event at the Central Park Conservatory Garden after four years.

The event raised $3 million and there were 800 guests including Mount Sinai leadership, staff, patients, supporters, and more. This year’s benefit chairs were Dina Powell McCormick and David McCormick.

“We celebrate what philanthropy makes possible: Mount Sinai’s ability to provide the highest-quality health care, educate the next generation of great clinicians and researchers, and generate scientific breakthroughs that advance the capabilities of modern medicine. That is exactly what we have been doing since we last gathered here,” 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.

During the event, an inspiring video was shown highlighting three special patients and the care they received at Mount Sinai. They included a Ukrainian teen who fled the war in her country to come to New York and receive a life-saving heart procedure at Mount Sinai with the help of her sister and two Mount Sinai pediatric cardiologists, Barry Love, MD, and Robert Pass, MD. Additionally, a Staten Island child with multiple health problems—visual impairment, Crohn’s disease, and a rare bone disease—received life-affirming care from the team of doctors and Child Life team at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, including David Dunkin, MD, Rebecca Trachtman, MD, and Cemre Robinson, MD. Lastly, a renowned television chef whose lungs were damaged by exposure at the World Trade Center after 9/11 received Mount Sinai’s first double lung transplant, with the help of Raja Flores, MD, and Scott Scheinin, MD. These patient stories showcase just a few examples of how Mount Sinai physicians and staff continue go above and beyond in finding a way to provide the best possible care to patients.

“Mount Sinai’s outstanding work in the past few years in our hospitals, our clinics, our classrooms, and labs has burnished our reputation as one of the truly great academic medical centers, not only in this country, but in the world. This is all about the people we have, so my tribute is to all of the doctors, the faculty, the researchers, all of those at Mount Sinai. Thank you for making this place as great as it is,” said Richard A. Friedman, Co-Chairman, Boards of Trustees, Mount Sinai Health System.

The funds raised will help support a variety of programs and departments across the Mount Sinai Health System. Please find the video here along with a link to images and with names of guests from Mount Sinai’s 38th Annual Crystal Party included. Photo credit: Mount Sinai Health System.

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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