Newswise — (New York, NY - August 18, 2021) -  Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in Heart Failure. This prestigious award is a symbol of highly skilled, comprehensive patient care and recognizes compliance with The Joint Commission’s strict national standards.

Mount Sinai Heart underwent a rigorous virtual review in May 2021, when a Joint Commission surveyor conducted an exhaustive analysis of key indicators of compliance ranging from patient admission, hospital discharge, and transition to outpatient services with a focus on decreasing preventable readmissions. The review also identified innovations and initiatives used to optimize patient care, which Mount Sinai Heart demonstrated through its unique remote patient monitoring and digital education programs.

Additionally, The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab received the SILVER-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award signifies an effective approach to nursing policies, procedures and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders. The award further demonstrates Mount Sinai’s commitment to patients and families to always provide evidence-based and patient-centered care.

“I am so proud to announce these two esteemed distinctions. The Joint Commission’s Advanced Heart Failure Certification highlights the exemplary care we provide to a very complex patient population, through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach which guides patients safely through the continuum of care. The Beacon Award recognizes a unit whose skilled and dedicated caregivers continuously strive to improve patient outcomes,” says Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services and Chief Nurse Executive of Mount Sinai Health System.

“I congratulate the teams at Mount Sinai Heart for these outstanding accomplishments.  These awards highlight our teamwork and dedication to providing exceptional care to our cardiac patients,” says Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, President of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. We advance medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 free-standing joint-venture centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and among the top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Urology, and Rehabilitation. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked among the Top 20 nationally for ophthalmology. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 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 "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside as top 20 globally, and “The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Heart as No. 1 in New York and No. 5 globally and the Division of Gastroenterology as No. 5 globally. For more information, visit or find Mount Sinai on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.