Mount Sinai nursing leader awarded national fellowship

08/02/04

New York (August 2, 2004) - - Kathleen Capitulo, DNSc, RN, FACCE, Director of Maternal Child Health, Patient Education, and Nursing Research at Mount Sinai Medical Center, has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Capitulo is one of twenty recipients selected nationwide to participate in the three-year program.

This award includes a $30,000 grant for a leadership project at Mount Sinai, as well as opportunities within the field of nursing education on a local and national level. Dr. Capitulo's leadership project will focus on creating a model for health care professionals and staff to assist in navigating the turbulent changes in the industry.

Dr. Capitulo has been a Director at Mount Sinai since 1995. She has lead major redesign projects, nursing research initiatives, and created a model of patient-focused, family-centered care. Her research interest includes work in the areas of bereavement counseling, patient satisfaction, patient education, and scientific translation. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing from Columbia University's School of Nursing and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, NJ, is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. It concentrates its grant-making in four goal areas: to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and lifestyles; and to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally-acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 48,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, more than 72,000 received care in the emergency department, and the outpatient department recorded nearly 470,000 visits. Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally-recognized as a leader in ground-breaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as innovative approaches to medical education. Mount Sinai ranks 9th among the nation's 125 medical schools in the percentage of graduates who go on to faculty positions in medical schools across the country. Mount Sinai also is in the top 25 in receipt of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants with a total of more than $154 million during Fiscal Year 2003. Information about Mount Sinai can be found online at: www.mountsinai.org and www.mssm.edu

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