MSMC ‘Celebrates’ Heart Month and National Wear Red Day

By Joanna Palmer….
Set to the music of Kool & The Gang’s “Celebrate”, but with heart-healthy lyrics, the employees of Mount Sinai Medical Center produced and appear in their very own music video to promote heart health during February, American Heart Month. Donning heart-shaped glasses, antennas and fans, employees from all departments within the hospital including nursing, pharmacy, engineering, food/nutrition services, resident fellow doctors, human resources, environmental, IT, rehabilitation, radiology, laboratory as well as the hospital’s top administrators and chief of cardiology all make an appearance in the video.

Mount Sinai’s “Celebrate” video can be viewed on Youtube by searching for Mount Sinai Medical Center Florida or on the Mount Sinai website ( Employees sing, dance and form a giant, beating heart to end the video. “Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of all Americans which is why we felt we had to find a way to communicate a serious message” said Mount Sinai President and CEO, Steve Sonenreich. “We had a wonderful time making this video but we hope the message of taking care of your heart will resonate with our community.”

In 1963, Congress proclaimed February “American Heart Month” in an effort to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. In addition, the first Friday of every February was proclaimed “National Wear Red Day”. By wearing red, Americans show their support for the fight against heart disease and honor loved ones who have been claimed by the disease. Employees of Mount Sinai wore red on Friday, February 4th to show their support in the fight against heart disease. “We hope that by creating this music video our community will heed the message in the clever lyrics both today, on National Wear Red Day, as well as every day of the year,” said Dr. Gervasio Lamas, Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

“There’s some caring going on right here, an intervention to give you quality years,
So get your lab work, and your stress test, too
And we’re gonna take good care of you, come on now!

Celebration! Let’s celebrate, it’s all right
Celebration! Let’s celebrate, at Mount Sinai, Celebrate good health, come on!”

About Mount Sinai Medical Center
Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest independent, private, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida.  Mount Sinai’s Centers of Excellence combine technology, research and academics to provide innovative and comprehensive care in Cardiology, Urology, Neurology, Oncology and Orthopaedics.  One of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state, Mount Sinai is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer.  The medical center’s commitment to quality has garnered prestigious recognition, including designation in 2010 as one of America’s Top Hospitals for by U.S.News & World Report.

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