Mount Sinai just opened a 'man cave' — here's why  

Listen
Text
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System recently unveiled a "man cave"-themed waiting room at the urology department's practice in midtown Manhattan to encourage male patients to get screened for prostate cancer.

The room is filled with memorabilia from local sports teams, a free coffee bar and educational resources on prostate health.

Mount Sinai partnered with the nonprofit Man Cave Health to create the space. Man Cave Health founder Tom Milana Jr. was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016. He underwent surgery at Mount Sinai and is now cancer-free. Mr. Milana said the experience inspired him to launch Man Cave Health.

"Men need to know that it's important to go to the doctor, and if we can provide them with an environment that is male-friendly, it will encourage them to seek preventive care and treatment," he said in a press release.

Mount Sinai is the first health system to launch a man cave, although Mr. Milana told CBS New York he hopes to open another 12 to 15 man caves at hospitals in major cities over the next five years.

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.

 

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars