June 10, 2016 Staff Report
Mount Sinai Queens cut the ribbon on its new, 20,000-square-foot emergency department this week.
The new Emergency Department, located on Crescent Street and 30th Road, is nearly five times the size of the previous one. The expansion is intended to help Mount Sinai better treat the 50,000 patients already visiting each year, Mount Sinai Queens executive director Caryn Schwab told Community Board 1 earlier this year.
The Mount Sinai Queens Emergency Department treated more than 51,000 patients in 2015, according to the hospital.
The facility boasts a number of upgrades including a glass-enclosed, expansive entrance and waiting area, wi-fi service, individual televisions at all bedsides and a separate covered ambulance entrance.
There is also a separate pediatric emergency area with a waiting room, a cardiac and critical care resuscitation room and bariatric- and dialysis-capable rooms.
“We are excited and honored to begin opening this state-of-the-art building for our community and borough,” Schwab said. “We want to deliver the best care for our residents and in this building, they will get it.”
The construction of this emergency department is the first step in the opening of the $175 million Mount Sinai Queens expansion project, which broke ground in October 2013.
Subsequent phases will open soon, according to the hospital, including a new outpatient imaging center, a large, multi-specialty physician practice to be called Mount Sinai Doctors, Queens, new, expanded operating rooms and an interventional radiology suite.
“A significant gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was the first in the philanthropic campaign to support the expansion and rebuilding of Mount Sinai Queens,” the hospital said in a statement.
NK Architects and Davis Brody Bond LLP served as architects; the builder is Skanska USA.
Mount Sinai Queens has been serving the communities of western Queens and beyond since 1999, when it acquired the former Western Queens Community Hospital.
I got sick one time I said to the EMT don’t take me there. Only Cornell Weiss/ NYP it’s a great hospital 🙂
My friend had the same experience lol I had to call an ambulance for a friend that was visiting me. Being new to the area, i did not know anything about this this hospital however, based on the EMT’s facial expression we decided to go else where when i asked about the hospital on 30 ave.
The noise from the rerouted ambulance entrance has been horrific for those of us who live nearby. There must not have been any environmental impact studies before the plan was approved. Mt. Sinai has been unresponsive to the complaints.
The nurses are wonderful, ER staff are terrific ,couldn’t am for better treatmentj
We were there twice in the past two weeks and it’s amazing. The change is unbelievable and you really feel like you’re getting private and special care. Don’t discount it until you’ve been there. Best ER in the city now. They still have to work on their WiFi though.
I’ve had to take my mom here several times in the last couple of years and yes the old E.R. Was small and overcrowded, but she was given great care. The nurses and the Drs were very attentive to her needs. This is NOT the same hospital it was many years ago.
DO NOT GO HERE UNLESS YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When were you there last? It’s changed significantly
I saw a segment of the expansion on NY 1. It is a change for the better. Many local residents go this hospital especially those with emergencies and no means of transportation.
You want to see cutting edge. Cape Cod Hospital 54,000 sq ft. ER. Well run, minimal wait time, with caring & respectful staff. That’s a model Mt Sinai needs to emulate. No matter what you do, I can’t see this hospital overcoming it’s horrible reputation.
still the same horrible hospital — all they did was put a sign on it that says Mt. Sinai —
When were you there last? It’s changed significantly.
About a year ago. Not as bad as it used to be, but the Dr I saw was unprofessional and kept talking about another patient’s history.