Mount Sinai Health System

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Mount Sinai Health System
Industry Health care
Founded 2013; 3 years ago (2013)
Founder Merger of Continuum Health Partners and the Mount Sinai Medical Center
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Area served
New York metropolitan area
Key people
Kenneth L. Davis, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Boal, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Services Hospital network
Number of employees
38,000
Website www.mountsinaihealth.org

The Mount Sinai Health System is a hospital network in New York City. The Health System, formed in September 2013, combined the operations of Continuum Health Partners and the Mount Sinai Medical Center.[1][2]

The Health System is structured around seven hospital campuses[3] and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The seven hospitals are: Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan), Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Health System includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 ambulatory surgical centers. It also encompasses more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and Florida, along with more than 30 affiliated community health centers.[4]

The Health System has 38,000 employees; 29 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical institutes; and 3,535 beds. In addition, the Health System reported 152,576 inpatient admissions; 425,451 Emergency Department visits; more than 17,000 babies delivered a year.[5]

History[edit]

Mount Sinai Medical Center[edit]

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompassed The Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Founded in 1852,[6] The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the U.S. The hospital campus is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, beside Central Park. The Mount Sinai School of Medicine opened to students in 1968.[7] In 2012, the name was changed to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Continuum Health Partners[edit]

Continuum consisted of:

Continuum Health Partners, Inc. was formed in 1997 as a partnership of three institutions—Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Roosevelt Hospital.

Drawing on complementary strengths, offering a broad based fully integrated health services network throughout the New York City metropolitan region. This capability was augmented with the addition of The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in 1999.

With a total combined annual operating budget of $2.1 billion, Continuum hospitals delivered inpatient care through nearly 3,100 certified beds located in seven major facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn, while providing outpatient care in private practice settings and ambulatory centers. Continuum treated patients in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester County.

Contract dispute with Aetna[edit]

In April 2010, Aetna notified policyholders that it was in a contract dispute with Continuum Health Partners and that the contract would lapse as of June 5, 2010. The June 5 date passed and the contract lapsed.[8] Continuum Health Partners provided subscribers with a form to request that Aetna retain their physicians for one year or until the policy period ended.[9] On July 28, 2010, Continuum Health Partners announced a new agreement with Aetna. Within this agreement, it was noted that the effective date would be retroactive to the April 5, 2010, termination date.[10]

Merger with Mount Sinai[edit]

In September 2013, Continuum announced a merger with the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Brand unification was complete in January 2014.[11]

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