Mount Sinai Medical Center was established in 1949 by a group of philanthropists and concerned citizens with two goals in mind: To make healthcare services readily available to all people, regardless of race, color or creed, or their ability to pay, and to create a hospital where physicians would be allowed to practice medicine without fear of discrimination. More than 60 years later, we are proud to remain a not-for-profit hospital that provides vital health care services to all citizens. Through the years, we have steadily gained the expertise, resources and facilities necessary to serve an ever-expanding population of people in need.
Today, Mount Sinai is a 672-bed hospital with four satellite centers. With more than 700 physicians, 3,000 employees and 500 volunteers, we are the largest private independent not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. Our growth is fueled by our steadfast dedication to the hospital’s mission: To provide high quality health care to our diverse community enhanced through teaching, research, charity care and financial responsibility. We continue to work hard to make a positive difference in our communities by offering vital medical services, providing uncompensated care to those in need through a multitude of outreach and support programs, and by hosting free community lectures and health screenings. In addition, as one of six teaching hospitals in the state, Mount Sinai also is making an impact at the regional and national levels through our active medical training and research programs. As Mount Sinai continues to grow, so does our legacy of caring.
Mount Sinai is the largest private, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. Our Centers of Excellence combine technology, research and academics to provide innovative, comprehensive care. One of the original statutory teaching hospitals in the state of Florida, Mount Sinai is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can provide.
Mount Sinai Medical Center plays a major role in the economic health of the community, with an estimated annual economic impact of $3.6 billion, including $1.5 billion in direct revenue and $967 million in added value. With more than 3,000 employees, Mount Sinai is the largest employer in Miami Beach and the 11th largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. In 2011 alone Mount Sinai provided more that $135 million in uncompensated care to help those in need.
Reaching Out/Community Outreach
As part of our ongoing efforts to better serve our community, we continue to offer a range of outreach activities, including free lectures and health screenings.
As a not-for-profit teaching hospital, we are committed to investing in our community and providing beneficial outreach aimed at helping people live better, healthier lives. Information is the key to leading a healthy life. With that goal in mind, w provide free health screenings throughout Miami-Dade aimed at helping people identify their risk factors and make informed medical decisions. Mount Sinai also offers a series of free educational lectures on a variety of medical issues, including cardiovascular health, nutrition, stress management and stroke prevention. Lectures are offered in the communities of Aventura, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, North Miami and Sunny Isles Beach.
Mount Sinai provides vital community programs and support groups throughout the community. The Geriatric House Calls program, for example, brings medical care to seniors who are not able to visit a doctor’s office. We also offer support groups and caregiver training sessions, both English and Spanish, where individuals are provided with information on how to best care for a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The purpose of the Community Health Needs Assessment 2012 (CHNA 2012) for Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc. is to comply with 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The methodology of this report follows the recommendations of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
The report includes statistical data and scholarly opinions from a variety of federal, state and local government health agencies and from private organizations and community stakeholders.
Additional input was sought from people representing the broad interests of the community as well as local health experts via public meetings, interviews and an online assessment survey.
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