MSHQ Celebrates 9 Years
During the past nine years, Mount Sinai Queens has invested more than $30 million in improving health care in Queens, from the modernization of the Emergency Department to the expansion of the hospital's state-of-the-art Imaging Center and surgical facilities. In addition to its financial commitment, Mount Sinai Queens continues to raise the bar on the standard of care in Queens. In April, the Joint Commission awarded Mount Sinai Queens its gold seal as a Designated Stroke Center, currently the only one in Queens.
The hospital held several events to mark the special occasion on Wednesday, June 25, including a hospital-wide celebration during the day as well as a reception for physicians in the evening. As part of the celebration, Mount Sinai Queens honored its best and brightest from 2008, conferring awards in several categories. Clinical Nurse Manager Claudine Brown, RN was honored as Manager of the Year; Yin Mar, PA, a Physician's Assistant in surgery, was named Employee of the Year; Vidya Patel, M.D. is House Physician of the Year, and Sarhana Satti, M.D. was named Attending Physician of the Year. The hospital's Security Department was designated Team of the Year and Medical Staff Director Gary McCollin received an award for Service Excellence.
Mount Sinai Queens, a 235-bed licensed acute care facility, provides adult medical and surgical services, with a team of more than 400 voluntary physicians representing 36 specialties. In addition to the main hospital setting, the hospital serves the community through:
• Family Associates, providing primary, family and specialty care;
• Physician Associates, providing primary and specialty care to adults;
• Ambulatory Surgery Center, a hospital based outpatient surgery center, and
• Workplace Wellness, providing the business community with facilitated access to a wide range of hospital services, occupational health and wellness programs