Christine Mahoney, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN, is Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Downtown. Ms. Mahoney has had a long and varied career in the Mount Sinai Health System. She began as a staff nurse from 1995 to 2005, in what was then the Beth Israel Medical Center. After advancing to leadership roles at NYU Langone Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Ms. Mahoney joined The Mount Sinai Hospital in 2008 as the Nurse Manager for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. In 2009, she returned to Beth Israel as the Nurse Manager for the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units. Ms. Mahoney went on to serve as both Director and Senior Director of Nursing, and currently holds the title of Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Downtown.
After earning her Master of Science in Nursing from Hunter College, where she received an award for Excellence in Clinical Practice, Ms. Mahoney went on to earn an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Statutory Certificate from Columbia University School of Nursing. Ms. Mahoney expects to receive her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio in December 2020. She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leadership, and the Healthcare Association of New York State-Cornell Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement. Her research has been published in The American Journal of Critical Care and Chest.
Ms. Mahoney is published in nursing literature with a focus on improving nurse-physician communication in the Intensive Care Unit using a standardized worksheet. She has directed a LEAN project focused on decreasing the incidences of C. difficile in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. During 2012, she facilitated the performance of two unit initiatives – the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and Island Peer Review Organization’s (IPRO) Scope of Work (SOW) Patient Safety Initiative Project to improve individual patient care by reducing health-care associated infections (CLABSIs). In 2016, she assisted with the implementation of the required elements for the New York State Care Act.
Ms. Mahoney humanitarian efforts include a medical mission to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. A desire to work with young people resulted in volunteer work in Micronesia with the Jesuit Volunteer International, where she taught science, mathematics, and English to young people. She also works annually with A Walk on Water, an organization that provides surf therapy to children with special needs and disabilities, providing them a day of joy on the water.