NEW YORK (Nov. 15)
A $15,000,000 clinical center, which has the largest psychiatric institute of any general voluntary hospital in the United States, was dedicated here yesterday as part of the 21 buildings of Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mayor Robert F. Wagner, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Herman E. Hillebce and other officials took part in the dedication of the nine-story Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Center named for the hospital’s board chairman and former president and his wife.
The 137-bed, five-story psychiatric unit has a unit for children, an after-care clinic, an emergency clinic, a 20-bed day and night center for patients receiving treatment at the center in the day but spending their nights at home or vice versa and a low-cost consultation clinic. Four floors house the hospital’s ward and semi-private patients, replacing multi-bed wards. Gustave L. Levy, hospital president, presided at the ceremonies which marked the hospital’s 110th anniversary.