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Mount Sinai’s Sabina Lim, MD, MPH, Honored by Institute for Community Living With ‘Health Care Innovators Award’

Newswise — NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2018) – Sabina Lim, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief of Strategy, Behavioral Health, for the Mount Sinai Health System, is being honored by Institute for Community Living (ICL) with the “Health Care Innovators Award,” which recognizes national leadership in moving our health care system forward in new and innovative ways. The award was presented on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the annual ICL Builders of the Future Gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

Dr. Lim has helped shape a system-wide behavioral health strategy at Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest in the Northeast. Mount Sinai works closely with ICL to meet the needs of a broad network of patients. This helps to improve the patients' overall health and develop the best possible treatment plan for each one. Dr. Lim is receiving this award for the seamless connection she brings between ICL and Mount Sinai in working to coordinate the care of the most difficult-to-engage patients.

“I am truly honored to receive this award and committed to advancing the critical integration of health and behavioral health with exceptional community partners such as ICL. The seamless connection with dedicated partners in this day and age is crucial for better results to engage, assess, and manage behavioral and physical health,” said Dr. Lim, who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “I look forward to working more closely with ICL to help make an even more substantive impact in the lives of people and the communities we serve.”

“We are grateful to be partnering with Mount Sinai in a new kind of collaboration between health and behavioral health that focuses on whole health approaches for high-need individuals,” said David Woodlock, MS, President and CEO of ICL. “Dr. Lim’s appreciation of the value of what we do and willingness to embark on this kind of partnership reinforces our commitment to advancing integrated care that treats the whole person and the entirety of their lives.”

Dr. Lim oversees the clinical, financial, and administrative performance of Behavioral Health services across the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes more than 350 inpatient behavioral health beds and 60 outpatient clinics and specialty programs, with more than one million ambulatory visits.  She is also the primary lead in population health and risk-based pilots and programs for behavioral health conditions within Mount Sinai.

Dr. Lim received her MD from SUNY- Buffalo School of Medicine, and her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  She completed her psychiatry residency training at Yale University, and held various clinical and administrative positions at Yale, including Executive Director of Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.  She joined The Mount Sinai Hospital in 2013 as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Psychiatry, became Chief of Clinical Operations of Mount Sinai’s Behavioral Health services in 2014, and was appointed to her current roles in 2015. 

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The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools”, aligned with a U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” Hospital, No. 13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in six out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and 50th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. For more information, visit, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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