Mount Sinai − National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens New, Dedicated Site

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Newly expanded partnership between nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York- based health care system celebrates successes of first year of service

The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute will celebrate its first year of treating patients by officially opening a new, state-of-the-art practice on Friday, October 21, 2016. The new location, on the fifth floor of 10 East 102nd Street, has been completely renovated and updated with exam rooms and treatment suites designed specifically for diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases. Spacious waiting areas and comfortable consultation offices enhance the patient experience.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, based in Manhattan, launched the Respiratory Institute last year in partnership with National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, which is based in Denver. The partnership creates a strong, integrated program for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illnesses, including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Since the Respiratory Institute’s launch, patients were seen in two separate temporary locations on Mount Sinai’s main campus in Manhattan.

“One in four Americans suffers from a serious, chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease, making the need for excellent patient care and cutting-edge research crucial. The new home for The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute will facilitate the best possible care for patients suffering from Asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System.

“When the Respiratory Institute launched last year, we saw an immediate increase in patients seeking the excellent care that comes from this partnership,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. “The new space enhances our ability to share our expertise and innovations with more patients in the New York region and beyond.”

Patients from around the New York region and beyond come to the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute for expert respiratory care. In its first full year of operations, the Respiratory Institute recorded about 18,000 patient visits, significantly more than were seen previously by the Respiratory services at Mount Sinai and well beyond initial expectations for the Institute.

National Jewish Health is the only institution in the nation dedicated to research and treatment of respiratory diseases for both adults and children. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked among the top medical schools in the United States and is the medical education and research hub for the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit, multi-site Health Care Systems in the country. The Mount Sinai Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine houses world-class programs in Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Critical Care Medicine, Genomics, and Immunological Sciences.

The Respiratory Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach developed by National Jewish Health in its outpatient programs. Pulmonologists collaborate with specialists in related disciplines, including Cardiology, Allergy, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, ENT, and Thoracic Surgery, to provide team-based, patient-centered care. The Respiratory Institute also draws on Mount Sinai’s programs in Personalized Medicine, Genomics, and data-driven clinical protocols to enhance the quality and outcomes of the respiratory disease practice.

“We are pleased with see the progress already made in our collaboration with National Jewish Health. As the Respiratory Institute moves into its new, permanent home, we look forward to seeing further advances in respiratory care in both New York City and throughout the country, from disease management to education and research,” said Charles Powell, MD, Janice and Coleman Rabin Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute.

The Respiratory Institute is led by Dr. Powell and Louis DePalo, MD, Clinical Director of the Respiratory Institute and Sarah and Eric Lane Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Physicians at the Respiratory Institute first began seeing patients in January 2015 and are now accepting outside referrals and new patients. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment at the Respiratory Institute can call 212-241-5656 or visit http://nationaljewish.mountsinai.org/.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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About National Jewish Health
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 117 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive and coordinated care. To learn more, visit http://www.njhealth.org.

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