Mt. Sinai, Martha Stewart team at Union Sq.
BY GABE HERMAN
H e a l t h
adding to its Downtown
expanding its Martha
for Living, which
treats older patients,
to Union Square.
The new facility,
in mid-June at 10
Union Square, between
E. 14th and
Among those at the recent ribbon cutting for the Martha Stewart Center for Living were, from left, state Senator Brad Holyman;
Dr. R. Sean Morrison, the Ellen and Howard C. Katz chairperson of Mt. Sinai’s Brookdale Department of Geriatrics
and Palliative Medicine; Martha Stewart; and Assemblymember Richard Gottfried.
15th Sts., comes after a “signifi cant leadership gift”
from Stewart, according to a Mt. Sinai announcement.
The center’s fi rst location, opened 12 years ago, is
on the Upper East Side, at 1440 Madison Ave., at E.
The aim is for the new Union Square facility to
be a holistic center for patients and their caregivers.
The new health hub offers primary care and specialists
from more than 20 fi elds, including cardiology,
gastroenterology, cancer, orthopedics, dermatology
and rheumatology, plus radiology and physical-therapy
services. The center also has yoga, tai chi, music
therapy, nutrition planning, and fall prevention programs.
Lifestyle icon Martha Stewart said the new Union
Square center will offer “world-class care” and is
needed now more than ever.
“My partnership with the Mt. Sinai Health System
continues to evolve as we expand services of the Martha
Stewart Center for Living to Downtown Manhattan,
where the needs of older adults are currently underserved,”
Stewart said. “When we opened the fi rst
Martha Stewart Center for Living in 2007 at the Mt.
Sinai Hospital in Upper Manhattan, we introduced
the nation to an innovative model of comprehensive
care for older adults.
“From now until 2030, 10,000 baby boomers will
turn 65 each day,” she added. “This is the perfect time
for leading academic medical centers and philanthropists
to partner in improving care for this population
and their parents. The new Martha Stewart Center
for Living at Mt. Sinai-Union Square will be a destination
for the unprecedented numbers of aging
Americans to receive world-class care.”
Stewart’s gift for the fi rst center, in 2007, was inspired
by her mother, Martha Kostyra, who led an
active life until age 93. The Upper East Side location
also provides holistic care for older people, with the
focus on giving them the best possible quality of life.
Patients at that facility have had half as many emergency
room visits as other seniors, according to Mt.
Sinai, along with shorter hospital stays and 50 percent
fewer hospital readmissions.
A geriatrician by training, Dr. Jeremy Boal is president
of Mt. Sinai Downtown and also executive vice
president and chief clinical offi cer of Mt. Sinai Health
“By placing the facility in Union Square,” Boal said,
“we’re creating a one-of-a-kind resource for older
adults and their loved ones in the area, ensuring access
to the full spectrum of services designed for these
individuals. It’s a model we know works, decreasing
unwanted emergency-room visits and improving wellness,
as seen in our Uptown Center for Living. I am
grateful to Martha for her commitment and proud to
offer this new facility to our communities.”
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