Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
As a member of the FDNY voluntary hospital 9-1-1 system, Mount Sinai EMS responds to nearly 10,000 calls a year with its advanced life support and two basic life support units. Mount Sinai EMS aims to ensure that all our patients receive unrivaled, innovative, compassionate, and efficient mobile health care services in a matter that is fully integrated and aligned with the strategy and excellence of the Mount Sinai Health System. To achieve this goal, Mount Sinai physicians participate on the NYC Regional EMS Advisory Committee (REMAC) to develop city-wide EMT and Paramedic protocols, promote quality initiatives in the five boroughs, and lead the way with innovative clinical research and demonstration projects in the area of mobile integrated health care.
Our Emergency Management program is dedicated to providing a critical response to disasters that may occur in the hospital or the community. The program is responsible for overseeing planning, mitigation, response and recovery from incidents to ensure that the hospital is available to continue its mission to provide medical care to the community. The emphasis of the program includes preparing and training hospital employees in their response roles, teaching employees how to prepare their homes and families to be disaster ready and working closely with city agencies to ensure that the community is aware of resources and training that may help in the event of a possible future incident. Mount Sinai Emergency Management participates in the Greater New York Hospital Coordinating Council for Emergency Preparedness and works with the New York City DOHMH and New York State DOH. The program continues to develop partnerships and seeks grant funding to enhance the readiness and training of Mount Sinai Hospital.