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Mount Sinai, actors guild join forces on health center for NY arts community

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and The Actors Fund are collaborating on a health center exclusively for members of the performing arts and entertainment industry in New York City, according to Playbill.

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will offer primary and specialty care, expedited referrals to physicians within the Mount Sinai Health System and extended hours to accommodate the work schedules of those in the industry.

The facility will be staffed by Mount Sinai primary care providers and specialists and will offer personalized health insurance counseling, guidance and enrollment support through The Actors Fund's Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, according to the article.

"Mount Sinai has a long history of providing primary and specialty care for the performing arts community, and we are proud to continue that legacy in our partnership with The Actors Fund on The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts," said Evan Flatow, MD, president of Mount Sinai West in New York City.

"The Friedman Health Center will offer our performing arts and entertainment community access to Mount Sinai, one of the best health care systems anywhere, and provide a continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage. This is a real win for our performing arts and entertainment community," said Joe Benincasa, CEO of The Actors Fund.

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