Beth Israel Medical Center
|Mount Sinai Beth Israel|
|Mount Sinai Health System|
|Affiliated university||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|Network||Mount Sinai Health System|
|Emergency department||Level II trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United States|
Mount Sinai Beth Israel is an 1,368-bed, full-service tertiary teaching hospital in New York City. Originally dedicated to serving immigrant Jews living in the tenement slums of the Lower East Side, it was founded at the turn of the 20th century. Now it serves the diverse population of lower Manhattan including Manhattan's lower east side, Chinatown, Gramercy, West Village, Chelsea, as well as many neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
The main hospital building is known as the Petrie Division, located at First Avenue and 16th Street facing Stuyvesant Square. Other campuses included Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn and Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. It is an academic affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel claims a unique combination of medical excellence and clinical innovation. The hospital has recruited world-class specialists to expand services in heart disease, cancer, neurology, and orthopaedics. It also continues its long tradition of excellence in medical specialties, including gastrointestinal disease, chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, pain management and palliative care, and HIV/AIDS research and treatment. The hospital also has significantly advanced its commitment to community-based ambulatory care and expanding patient access to primary and specialty care. Mount Sinai Beth Israel has one of the nation's largest networks of methadone treatment programs.
Beth Israel is Hebrew for "House of Israel." Beth Israel was incorporated in 1890 by a group of 40 Orthodox Jews on the Lower East Side each of whom paid 25 cents to set up a hospital serving New York's Jewish immigrants, particularly newcomers. At the time New York's hospitals would not treat patients who had been in the city less than a year. It initially opened a dispensary on the Lower East Side. In 1891 it opened a 20-bed hospital and in 1892 expanded again and moved into a 115-bed hospital in 1902. In 1929 it moved into a 13-story, 500-bed building at its current location at the corner of Stuyvesant Square. It purchased its neighbor the Manhattan General Hospital in 1964 and renamed the complex Beth Israel Medical Center, located at First Avenue and 16th Street in Manhattan.
By the 1980s it had long extended beyond its Jewish base. In 1988 it had the largest network of heroin-treatment clinics in the United States with 7,500 patients and 23 facilities. It acquired Doctors Hospital on the Upper East Side in the 1990s, renaming it Beth Israel Medical Center-Singer Division, and Kings Highway Hospital Center in 1995, renaming it Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. In 2004, Beth Israel Medical Center closed the Singer Division and consolidated its Manhattan inpatient operations at the main hospital campus, called the Petrie Division, on First Avenue at 16th Street in Manhattan.
As of 2010 Mount Sinai Beth Israel has residency training programs in nearly every major field of medicine including: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Radiology, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Podiatry, and Urology. The Mount Sinai Health System of which Beth Israel is a member, provides resident trainees with subsidized housing and a competitive salary. Mount Sinai Beth Israel also has a department of Chiropractics, Music Therapy, and Acupuncture. On November 22, 2013 the official name of Beth Israel Medical Center was changed to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, as a part of the merger with Mount Sinai to form the Mount Sinai Health System.
- John Franklin Bardin (1916–1981).
- Huguette Clark (1906–2011). She died at the hospital at age 104, where she chose to spend the last years of her life. She left one million dollars to the hospital upon her death and it was the subject of a probate court dispute over undue influence.
- Leonard Frey (1938–1988) of AIDS.
- David Hampton (1964–2003) of AIDS.
- Lazarus Joseph (1891–1966).
- Larry Levan (1954–1992).
- Joseph Vincent O'Leary (1890–1964).
- Steve Rubell (1943–1989). From hepatitis and septic shock complicated by AIDS.
- International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 60 (1989) by Robert Halasz
- Hospital Staff. "Our Physicians". Beth Israel Medical Center. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
- "John Franklin Bardin, Novelist and Editor, 64". The New York Times. July 17, 1981. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
John Franklin Bardin, a novelist, editor and publicity man, died at Beth Israel Hospital on July 9. He was 64 years old and a resident of the East Village. ...
- Dedman, Bill (May 24, 2011). "Huguette Clark, the Reclusive Copper Heiress, Dies at 104 – With Her Mansions Empty, She lived in N.Y. Hospital Rooms for Decades – The Criminal Investigation into Handling of Her Fortune Continues". NBCNews.com. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Huguette Clark – Huguette Clark, Who Died on May 24 Aged 104, Was the Reclusive Heiress to an American Copper Fortune, and Although Owner of the Largest Apartment on Fifth Avenue, Spent the Last 20 Years of Her Life in Various New York Hospitals". The Daily Telegraph (London). May 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
- Mel Gussow (August 25, 1988). "Leonard Frey, Actor, Dies at 49; Was in 'Fiddler' and Other Films". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
Leonard Frey, an actor admired for his vivid and often flamboyant performances, died of AIDS yesterday at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. He was 49 years old. ...
- Jones, Kenneth (2003-07-20). "David Hampton, Con-Man Whose Exploits Inspired Six Degrees, Dead at 39". playbill.com. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
David Hampton, the inspiration for the young black con-man who fools white New York society in John Guare's popular play, Six Degrees of Separation, died at New York's Beth Israel Hospital, a friend told newspapers and wire services. Mr. Hampton was 39 and the cause of death was apparently complications from AIDS.