Case Study

Mount Sinai Hospital:
A Saga of Growth & Transformation

Early Engagemnt

Over the course of a 13-year relationship, Mount Sinai and Antos Environmental embarked on a mission of driving sustainable healthcare in New York City. The organization significantly grew over the course of the partnership, during our initial engagement Mount Sinai Hospital grew in size and services, adding an additional 4000 employees, but Antos maintained costs and volumes for a 5 year period, even decreases costs in some areas. Antos generated a sustainability committee that would go on to partner with Martha Stewart for a weekly farmer’s market and address environmental issues on a monthly basis from energy conservation to water consumption and supply chain efficiency.

Facilitated Expansion

When the acquisition occurred, Including: St. Lukes (Morningside), Roosevelt (West), Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (Union Square), Beth Israel Astoria (Queens), New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Kings County (Brooklyn), Urgent Care Centers and other faculty practices, Antos was engaged to drive the success of the program at the main hospital into the rest of the health system. Over a 3 year period, Antos integrated into the new facilities and achieved $1.5M in cost savings with significant volume reductions, safety and compliance improvements and overall operational efficiencies.  This brought collective savings to over $9M over the course of our tenure.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: New York

The hospital has realized over $600,000 a year savings in waste disposal costs. The percent of red bag waste volume, as it relates to the total waste stream, is one of the lowest reported in the nation. Mount Sinai Hospital
reports red bag waste volume to be less than 5% of its total waste stream. Antos has maintained this volume and related costs for over 5 years, while the organization has grown in size and services. This is unprecedented in New York City.

Culture Change

The organization now thinks about what it buys, how they use it and eventually what will happen at the end of its utilization.

“The Mount Sinai Medical Center is committed to outstanding clinical care, cutting edge research, and innovative education, and we are committed to accomplishing these goals in a sustainable manner that respects and protects the environment. Greening Mount Sinai is a comprehensive initiative that seeks to promote and implement green programs across the Medical Center and in our community.” – Mt. Sinai

Sustainability

There is so much to building and maintaining sustainability in a large teaching facility such as Mount Sinai. Constant education and monitoring are required to keep the initiative active. Mount Sinai brought in Antos Environmental to drive down the costs and keep the initiative energized. The organization has had a seven year engagement with Antos and the project continues to be a success. Antos provides direction and leadership necessary to maintain environmental sustainability while continuing to
reduce costs.

Green Team

“Mount Sinai Hospital has an executive level Green Team with several
executive level administrators that attend the meetings and drive the
initiatives. The Greening Mount Sinai portion of our website is a
masterpiece co-created by our Marketing and Public Relations Departments, with significant input provided by Antos Environmental.” – Mt. Sinai

Challenges

There is so much to building and maintaining sustainability in a large teaching facility such as Mount Sinai. Constant education and monitoring are required to keep the initiative active. Mount Sinai brought in Antos Environmental to drive down the costs and keep the initiative energized. The organization has had a seven year engagement with Antos and the project continues to be a success. Antos provides direction and leadership necessary to maintain environmental sustainability while continuing to
reduce costs.