The American Heart Association (AHA) has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts as “Heart and Stroke Lifesavers” for their support of the AHA’s mission to build lives free of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. A news release from Mount Sinai Medical Center notes that the honorees for this award are Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Vice President of Cardiac Services for the Mount Sinai Health System.

Mayer and Oliver were honored at the annual 2014 AHA New York City Heart Ball. According to the Mount Sinai Medical Center news release, more than 700 people from the New York medical and business communities gather at the Heart Ball each year to honor those making a difference and raise funds needed to support the AHA’s research, education, and community-based initiatives. The 2014 AHA New York City Heart Ball raised $2 million in support of these goals.

Mayer states, “It is an honor to be recognized by the American Heart Association and my peers in New York City who together have been fighting to reduce the burdens placed on patients and our communities by heart attacks and strokes. We are all lifesavers each and everyday.” Mayer joined Mount Sinai in February 2014 as director of its Institute for Critical Care Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Oliver was appointed vice president of cardiac services at the Mount Sinai Health System in February 2014, The Mount Sinai Medical Center news release notes that since 2012, Oliver served as vice president of clinical operations at Mount Sinai Heart, where she developed a 23-bed cardiac unit to increase patient volume, and greatly reduced costs.

Oliver says, “I thank the American Heart Association for this special recognition as a Lifesaver, and applaud the AHA for being a leading national lifesaving organization with a steadfast commitment to the promotion of prevention and cardiovascular health

Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center