We honor the health needs of the Asian American community by providing easy and seamless access to high quality inpatient and outpatient care as well as support services. Our personalized approach ensures the best possible experience for both patients and referring physicians. We partner with your physicians to provide the most effective and coordinated care possible.
Asian-American patients admitted to the hospital will find an environment that honors your culture, traditions, and language with:
- Asian physicians specializing in hospital medicine
- Experienced multi-lingual medical interpreters
- A dedicated social worker
- Free newspapers
- Multi-lingual signs
In addition, we continue to recruit multi-lingual employees and provide training to non-Asian staff to enhance employee understanding of the culture and family dynamics of the Asian-American community.
Referring physicians can rely on the center staff to:
- Streamline the referral process
- Coordinate in-hospital care with specialists
- Monitor your patient's progress
- Help your patients navigate the American health care system
- Keep you informed in a timely manner
- Efficiently discharge patients to your practice
In case of an emergency, we have a dedicated private ambulance service to transport patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Call 877- 251-9111 to make arrangements. A dedicated Asian Services social worker will be on hand to guide your patient and family members through the Emergency Room admission process.
The program and handbook were made possible thanks to a generous grant from The Altman Foundation and The Jacob and Valerie Langeloth Foundation.
Our center is led by a dedicated team of professionals. Each of our staff members has nurtured individual ties to the Asian American community through active involvement in community organizations.
Tak W. Kwan, MD, Executive Chief
Wan Ling Lam, MD, Medical Director
Thida Aye, MD, MPH, Assistant Medical Director
James Cheng, MD, Attending, Hospital Medicine
Selina Chan, Executive Director
Lucia Sau Chan, Assistant Director
Juanyi Zhou, Program Coordinator
Connie Hua-Qin Chen, Program Coordinator
Emma Mi Zhou, LMSW, Social Worker
Emily Xiu-Tang Huang, Medical Interpreter
Jason Qisheng Cao, Medical Interpreter
Sindy Kam-Wah Cheng, Medical Interpreter
Wendy Yim Cheng, Medical Interpreter