Chief Nursing Officer & Senior VP,
Mount Sinai Beth Israel & Downtown
Christine Mahoney, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN has had a long and varied career in the Mount Sinai Health System. She began as a staff nurse from 1995 to 2005, at Beth Israel. After advancing to leadership roles at NYU Langone Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Ms. Mahoney joined The Mount Sinai Hospital in 2008 as the Nurse Manager for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. In 2009, she returned to Mount Sinai Beth Israel as the Nurse Manager for the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units. Ms. Mahoney went on to serve as both Director and Senior Director of Nursing, and currently holds the title of Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Downtown. After earning her Master of Science in Nursing from Hunter College, where she received an award for Excellence in Clinical Practice, Ms. Mahoney went on to earn an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Statutory Certificate from Columbia University School of Nursing.
Ms. Mahoney expects to receive her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio in December 2020. She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leadership, and the Healthcare Association of New York State-Cornell Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement. Her research has been published in The American Journal of Critical Care and Chest. While she could never have predicted the richness and diversity of the career in nursing that would lie ahead of her, Christine knew from a very young age that she wanted to care for people. She comes from a family with a long line of public service in their backgrounds, with a father, uncle and several cousins in the FDNY, and her son who is now following in her caring footsteps as an EMT.
Ms. Mahoney has always felt called to serve, not only within her own community, but also those further afield. Her humanitarian efforts include a medical mission to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017 and her desire to work with young people resulted in volunteer work in Micronesia with the Jesuit Volunteer International, where she taught science, mathematics, and English to young people. She also works annually with A Walk on Water, an organization that provides surf therapy to children with special needs and disabilities, providing them a day of joy on the water. Her commitment and passion for nursing remains tireless. She mentors nurses and emerging leaders, and continues to earn the respect of her peers with her wisdom, integrity, and intelligence. She has also been a strong advocate of music therapy; in the Armstrong research of Environmental Music Therapy in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and in the recent PATHS program where staff receive music therapy support in the aftermath of COVID 19.
She is noted for her pursuit of excellence in patient care, as well as for her devotion to the employee experience. When asked what keeps her driven and motivated to continue to learn, advance, and promote the profession of which she is so proud, her response is simple. She has the opportunity to “make a profound difference every single day” while working with patients and nursing staff who have unique needs and goals. She feels blessed and honored to be a nurse, and is humbled by her ability to impact and nurture patients on their journeys to wellness. She is grateful to have helped nurses who are growing and blossoming in the profession.