In the days when ethnic groups stayed together, nine Jewish men worked to establish Jews’ Hospital in New York City, which offered free medical care to indigent Jews. Sampson Simson gave the land on which the first hospital was built in 1855 and served as the first president. On this date in 1866, Jews’ Hospital was renamed Mount Sinai Hospital after it opened its doors to patients of all religions. Today, Mount Sinai is renowned for its commitment to medical research.
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