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The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Long Island Heart Associates Launch New Program for Diabetes and

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The Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates have developed a new service for its patients on Long Island. The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care ...

Media Alert Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office
212-241-9200
NewsMedia@mssm.edu
Leah Luddine
516-659-4456

The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Long Island Heart Associates Launch New Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease Patients

(New York, NY - February 09, 2011) The Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates have developed a new service for its patients on Long Island. The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Partnership is a new innovative service launched by The Mount Sinai Hospital with Long Island Heart Associates, one of its affiliate locations, in order to assist in managing patient care for those with diabetes and heart disease. With close to two million New Yorkers diagnosed with diabetes and the inherent relationship to heart disease, this new program provides Long Island residents a location for quality care without having to travel far to receive it.

This program, located in Mineola, ensures that patients are meeting the American Diabetes Association standards of care in order to minimize risks from diabetes. Doctors, educators, and coordinators work together to ensure proper diabetes care and education is accomplished. Patients in the program are screened for an eye examination, podiatric attention, wound development and healing, chronic kidney disease classification and cardiovascular care. The patient will be referred for specific care contingent upon the priority which is established during the assessment. Each person will have a specific plan and any barriers such as misinformation/cultural difference, inability to obtain medication or testing supplies, or dealing with depression will be addressed. Throughout the entire process it is important to note that the patient remains a patient of the primary care physician.

Additional information as well as interviews are available with qualified physicians from Mount Sinai and Long Island Heart Associates and Certified Diabetes Educators along with patients in the program.

About Long Island Heart Associates

Long Island Heart Associates (LIHA) was founded in 1994 by Steven S. Shayani, M.D., F.A.C.C. His goal was to create a cardiology program that would provide patients with a multitude of services, focused on quality and compassionate care. With six locations including, Mineola, Manhasset, Kew Gardens, Plainview, Woodmere, and Bellmore, Long Island Heart Associates is the premier cardiology practice on Long Island. LIHA has recently joined forces with one of the world's leading centers for cardiovascular research, education and treatment---Mount Sinai Heart. The LIHA doctors are considered to be among the most elite in the cardiac field. The state of the art equipment at Long Island Heart Associates enables the doctors to diagnose the most time sensitive and difficult cardiac conditions.

For more information, visit www.liheart.org.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation's best hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

For more information, visit www.mountsinai.org. Follow us on Twitter @mountsinainyc.

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