The nation’s first specialty hospital in the heart of
Who We Are
With 69 certified beds, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is one of the world’s leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as related conditions. Founded in 1820 as the nation’s first specialty hospital, NYEE manages more than 30,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits per year.
NYEE is regularly ranked as one of the best hospitals in America, according to US News & World Report, and has been awarded Magnet status for excellence in nursing care.
NYEE's outpatient ophthalmology and otolaryngology programs provide primary care and treatment in those specialties with concentrations in the institution’s historic Lower East Side patient base, Brooklyn and Queens. NYEE also serves the regional, national and international communities with unique tertiary medical and surgical specialty services in our fields of expertise.
In 2015, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai completed several major construction and renovation projects, including the reopening of the Pediatric Surgical Unit, the installation and opening of the Laser Vision Correction Center in the hospital’s Bank Building, and a modernization project for the hospital’s cafeteria. In 2016, the hospital will continue modernizing its North and South buildings and upgrading all buildings to ensure they are handicapped accessible.