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Public Affairs Department


• Overall Management of Media Relations
• Corporate Communications (mergers, acquisitions, new partnerships, etc.)
• Administrative Issues (budget, salaries, etc.)
• Oversight of External Media Representation (Klores, Rubenstein, Carol Rubiano)
• New Story Development
• Crisis Management
• Emergency Preparedness (assisted by Rebecca Spitz and Elizabeth Dowling)
• Emergency Medicine (assisted by Rebecca Spitz and Elizabeth Dowling)
• Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Services (assisted by Richard Bory under Psychiatry service line)
• Liaison to Government/Community Affairs
• Special Projects, as needed


Rebecca Spitz
Associate Director, Public Affairs/Media Relations
(212) 523-4044

• Continuum Cancer Centers of New York - includes The Beth Israel Cancer Center, breast cancer programs, radiation oncology programs, hematology/oncology services, Institute for Head, Neck and Thyroid Cancer (BI), etc.
• Cardiac Care -- - includes the Continuum Heart Institute at Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West cardiac programs, cardiac surgery, Inner Imaging venture, cardiac research and cardiac rehabilitation programs
• Emergency Rooms (with Elizabeth Dowling)
• Emergency Preparedness ( Elizabeth Dowling)
• Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care Medicine
• Gastroenterology/Endoscopy
• Otolarynogology-ENT (excluding those services under the INN)
• Infectious Diseases/Influenza


Elizabeth Dowling Steinke
Assistant Director, Public Affairs/Media Relations
(212) 523-4047

• Neurosciences - includes the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgey (INN), Center for Endovascular Surgery, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Headache Institute, Vascular Birthmarks Institute, stroke prevention programs, movement disorders programs, epilepsy programs, Neurobehavioral and Alzheimer’s Center, etc.
• Orthopedics – including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine, Spine Institute (BI), hand surgery programs (BI & Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West), etc.
• General Surgery – including bariatric surgery, transplant surgery, simulation labs, etc.
(with Richard Bory)
• Friedman Diabetes Institute (with Shore Fire Media)
• Crime Victims Treatment Center (Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West)
• Emergency Rooms
• Emergency Preparedness (with Rebecca Spitz)
• Development Special Events
(with Richard Bory)

Stephanie Sherman
Public Affairs Assistant
(212) 523-7772 - main office number

• Can find PA staff when they can’t be reached at their office numbers
• Day-to-Day Maintenance of Print and Media Clips
• Monthly Media Reports
• Boards of Trustees Media Reports
• Assistance on Video/Photo Shoots
• Assistance on Special Events

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