Newswise — (New York, NY – March 25, 2020) – The Mount Sinai Health System’s award-winning Road to Resilience podcast is launching a special series exploring what it takes to be resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series features interviews with experts, including front-line health care workers, psychologists, and faith leaders, as well as everyday New Yorkers who are finding creative ways to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. 

Listeners will hear inspiring stories of resilience, advice for managing pandemic-related stressors, and medical expertise that they can use to stay safe, informed, and uplifted.

To begin the series, Brendan Carr, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System, talks about difficult decisions he’s facing and how he’s coping with the enormous pressure to save lives. “‘The only way out is through,’ is what I keep thinking,” Dr. Carr tells Road to Resilience. “A lot of people who feel the weight are leaning on each other to make sure we get this as right as we can.” Listen to the full episode here.

Future guests will include: 

  • David Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Deborah Marin, MD, Director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Spirituality and Health, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE, Director of Education for the Center for Spirituality and Health
  • Jordyn Feingold, Medical Student and Positive Psychology Practitioner at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Front-line nurses from across the Mount Sinai Health System 

Road to Resilience is an award-winning podcast featuring stories and insights to help listeners thrive in a challenging world. From fighting burnout and trauma, to building resilient families and communities, we explore what’s possible when science meets the human spirit. To listen, visit Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or the Road to Resilience website

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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. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in the country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty by U.S. News & World Report.

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