For over half a century, Mount Sinai medical center has dedicated itself to providing top-notch medical care to all, regardless of creed, race, and ability to pay. This nonprofit hospital was founded by a group of philanthropists, and today retains close ties to other philanthropic organizations, including the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation. We at the Foundation appreciate the work done at Mount Sinai and will help them continue their mission of providing aid to the Miami area.
To that end, the Foundation’s support has enabled the construction of a new energy center, to help Mount Sinai continue operations in the most inhospitable weather conditions — a necessity for the temperamental Florida weather. The energy center is part of a larger project, a state-of-the-art surgical center that allows for increased patient capacity and improved infrastructure for Mount Sinai.
The Skolnick Surgical Tower and the adjacent Hildebrandt Emergency Center are rated to withstand the force of a Category 5 hurricane and are able to generate their own power for up to nine days in the event of a disaster. The facilities are intended as high-end destinations for patients from the surrounding area.
“Mount Sinai has some of the best talent in the world, and now it has some of the best infrastructure in the world,” said Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation Executive Director Eugene Frenkel on the project.
The facilities opened February 2nd, giving Mount Sinai the capacity to care for 50,000 new patients a year — and the technology to make managing those patients an easier task. MSMC has based much of its growth over its history on the passion and generosity of the community, and the talent of the professionals employed by the hospital. Access is the name of the game — through both new facilities and a general outlook of providing the best possible patient care, Mount Sinai strives to create an environment to make patient visits as comfortable as possible.
But it’s not just about treating illness. At Mount Sinai, professionals strive to improve medicine and support strong patient outcomes through education, research, and outreach. Thanks to donors such as the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, MSMC is able to offer uncompensated support programs to underprivileged patients as well as community lectures educating the public about various health concerns. Nationally recognized research programs allow the hospital’s professionals to advance medical causes as well.
“The culture of patient care starts the moment someone walks in the door,” said Eugene Frenkel.
As Mount Sinai continues to grow and evolve, the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation is happy to stand by our partner and promote their cause of top-notch treatment for all.