Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
The Mount Sinai Health System’s Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine (“Hess Center”) comprises nearly 500,000 square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities. Opened in December 2012, the Hess Center features two floors of outpatient clinical space and six floors of laboratory space, increasing Mount Sinai’s research footprint by fifty percent.
The Hess Center will house the clinical and research facilities of Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute, as well as laboratories for The Friedman Brain Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute. These research institutes will benefit from convenient access to the building’s full floor devoted to advanced imaging technologies. The Hess Center also promotes greater access to technology across disciplines, including a new 2,200-square-foot data center that quadruples the capacity of Minerva, Mount Sinai's high-performance supercomputer, which already ranks among the nation’s largest systems in academic medicine.
The establishment of the Hess Center is projected to create more than 650 permanent new employment opportunities with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million. These new jobs will include 100 new faculty members, 100 graduate students, 125 postdoctoral fellows, 200 technicians, 35 administrators, 21 engineers and at least 50 building operations staff. More than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, registration and financial personnel, and other administrative staff will support the operations of the outpatient facilities located in the Hess Center.
Last Update: May 20, 2014