Remembering James P. Jones, MD
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our colleague James P. Jones, MD, on Monday, December 26. Dr. Jones, who served as Vice President of Administration for Mount Sinai West and Senior Medical Director of Clinical Documentation Quality Improvement (CDQI) for the Mount Sinai Health System, performed his roles with astounding energy and enthusiasm and was an integral and much-loved member of the Mount Sinai community.
As Vice President, Dr. Jones provided oversight for CDQI, social work, utilization management and review, informatics technology, and the outpatient ambulatory practices at Mount Sinai West, with a goal to establish above-standard care coordination processes to enhance the patient care experience and outcomes. As Senior Director for CDQI, Dr. Jones organized and led clinical documentation quality improvement efforts across the Health System. He achieved success in these roles—and many others—driven by his intelligence, an eagerness to learn, his sense of fun, and warmth. Dr. Jones, who was also Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, provided boundless support to his patients and colleagues, and was well-known for sharing his cell number and being available to all, at all times.
Dr. Jones was recognized for excellence in medical education and teaching at every level of his training. During his medical residency and fellowships at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, his peers awarded him an outstanding house staff award for six of his seven years of training. In 2008, he was the recipient of the President’s award for excellence for his work in medical informatics. In 2014, he was honored by the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Alumni Association as distinguished faculty member of the year.
Dr. Jones received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. After completing his residency, chief resident year, and fellowships in Nephrology and Critical Care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Jones joined their divisions of Nephrology and Critical Care in 2008, advancing to Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Nephrology, and Director of both Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and Transplant Donor Evaluations. He had also served as Director of Medical Informatics and Quality Initiatives for Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, and System Medical Director, CDQI, for the Mount Sinai Health System. Additionally, he was the Medical Director for the Harlem Green Dialysis Center and had completed a fellowship in Healthcare Transformation at the American Hospital Association, where he was a Senior Fellow.
His passing is a great loss to many throughout the Health System whom he befriended: colleagues, nurses, administrators, housekeeping, security personnel, and others whose names he remembered, and whose lives he touched, always with a smile and a laugh.
We share in sending our deepest condolences to his family and cherished colleagues.
A celebration of life for Dr. Jones will be held Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30-6:30 pm, at Mount Sinai West, 1000 Tenth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms B & C. Services will be broadcast to the following sites:
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Muhlenberg 4 Main Auditorium
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Corporate Services Center
Conference Room 2.C.14
Mount Sinai Beth Israel