Mount Sinai Morningside is a prestigious and nationally recognized hospital conveniently located in Morningside Heights. With 495 beds, they serve as the principal health care provider for the Morningside Heights community, and operate one of the only Level 2 trauma services in Manhattan. Founded in 1847, they are home to the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, a world-class, multidisciplinary center specializing in the care and treatment of heart ailments. A member of the Mount Sinai Health System, they also enjoy an outstanding reputation for services in many other medical specialties, including internal medicine, geriatrics, trauma, bariatric surgery, vascular disease, HIV/AIDS, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse.

Mount Sinai was the first American institution of its kind: a hospital, a chapel, and a gynecological facility. While the hospital was devoted to medicine, it did so in the name of community service. In 1859, it established a policy of accepting tuberculosis patients, who at the time had limited or no access to hospital care. Furthermore, in 1861, the hospital gave nearly half its capacity—100 beds—to sick and wounded Civil War soldiers. In fact, several of the fundraising projects and community initiatives started by the hospital in the 19th century are still active today.

Mount Sinai Morningside recognizes that Harlem is a medically underserved area of New York City. In efforts to combat this, the hospital offers a full community health program that brings education and screenings directly to the community. The community health outreach experts at Mount Sinai Morningside consult with leaders, elders, and activists on community boards, churches, schools, and senior centers to learn more about what the community wants and needs. Lectures, workshops, and screenings are continuously offered throughout the neighborhood. For instance, they currently have a program that provides prostate cancer screening and education on site at local barbershops.

1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-523-4000

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