Delivering extraordinary care to East Harlem,
the Upper East Side, and the world
Who We Are
A 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility, The Mount Sinai Hospital is located on the border between East Harlem and the Upper East Side. As one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most-respected voluntary hospitals, it serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the world.
Today, the tradition of caring for underserved individuals is exemplified by the expansion of primary care and through unique outreach programs, such as Visiting Doctors, the nation’s largest physician home-visiting service, and the Preventable Admissions Care Team, which has improved patient outcomes and greatly reduced hospital readmissions and emergency department visits among high-risk patients.
Mount Sinai consistently earns Magnet status for nursing care, and it is the only medical center in New York State to earn Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City.
US News & World Report ranked the institution as one of the top 25 hospitals in seven specialties nationally, and The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai was listed among the country’s best children’s hospitals in 7 out of 10 pediatric specialties.
In the near future, plans call for expanding critical care and intermediate care facilities at Mount Sinai Heart; improving the oncology protective isolation area; and adding a new pediatric cardiac operating room. Upgrades to the inpatient dialysis unit, along with enhancements to other inpatient and outpatient areas, are expected to improve the patient experience.