Mount Sinai’s Chief Nurse Executive Appointed to the New York Academy of Medicine Board of Trustees
Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President, Cardiac Services, Mount Sinai Health System, has been appointed to the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Oliver’s appointment was officially ratified by the full Board at a meeting held yesterday at the NYAM followed by a dinner.
Dr. Oliver is the first new Trustee to join NYAM’s board in 2023. NYAM’s Board of Trustees consists of 19 members, who represent various sectors including health care, finance, marketing, business, law, education, and more. Most of NYAM’s board members have backgrounds in health care in some capacity, whether it be clinical care, administration, investment, or other areas. NYAM’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the organization. In her role as a Trustee, Dr. Oliver will work with the full board to manage and protect NYAM’s best interests.
“I’m honored to be appointed to the New York Academy of Medicine’s Board of Trustees and am proud to represent Mount Sinai and our nurses in this space,” Dr. Oliver said. “I take this responsibility sincerely and look forward to helping create positive change within health systems in our communities.”
As Chief Nurse Executive, Dr. Oliver is responsible for overseeing the practice of nursing and collaborating with the Health System’s senior executive team and the Chief Nursing Officers of Mount Sinai’s eight hospitals. Her top priorities include ensuring the safety and quality of care for patients, supporting and advancing the professional development of nurses, and transforming the care Mount Sinai provides around the needs of patients and communities.
Additionally, as Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services for the Health System, she leads cardiovascular service line strategy and operations while also being responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality care to Mount Sinai Heart patients. Dr. Oliver has also led numerous cardiovascular health-related community outreach programs in partnership with the American Heart Association. In July 2018, Dr. Oliver was appointed President of the American Heart Association’s Board of Directors in New York City, the first nurse to hold the position.
The New York Academy of Medicine has been a public health innovation leader for 176 years. Through research, policy initiatives, a historic library, public programming, partnerships, and programs, NYAM looks to create maximum impact to systems by preventing health inequities and ensuring all communities achieve good health. Programs include the Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Evaluation and Applied Research, Center for Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions, and Center for History of Medicine and Public Health.
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.