April 27, 2018 By Tara Law
Mount Sinai Queens celebrated the grand opening of its new 6-story ambulatory pavilion with a ribbon cutting yesterday.
Local officials and leaders of the Mount Sinai Health System gathered for a ceremony at the hospital at 25-10 30th Ave. The 6-story, 140,000 square foot pavilion offers an expanded emergency department, six new operating rooms and new outpatient services, which were opened in phases. Construction of the pavilion began in 2013 and cost $180 million.
The opening of the pavilion started with the Stavros Niarchos Emergency Department in 2016. The 20,000 square foot space offers a separate pediatric space; a cardiac and critical care resuscitation room; bariatric- and dialysis-capable rooms and other services. Last year, nearly 63,000 patients were treated in the Emergency Department.
The hospital also offers an expanded surgical suite with six operating rooms, an interventional radiology suite and robotic surgery. A full range of imaging testing systems, pre-surgical testing and laboratory services are also be available at the center.
Patients at the pavilion have access to expanded outpatient medical services led by a multi specialty medical practice. All physicians are on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the health system, said that the Queens hospital was part of a transition across healthcare to minimize the time patients spend in hospital.
“For many years the Mount Sinai Health System has been transitioning to a new model of care, where we focus on keeping entire communities healthy and out of the hospital,” Davis said. “The Mount Sinai Queens Pavilion is part of that transformation by delivering proactive care in an ambulatory setting.”
Part of the goal of the new facilities is to enable doctors to perform more complex procedures in Queens said David L. Reich, MD, president and chief operating officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Doctors have already begun to perform more delicate procedures at the hospital, said Reich. Surgeons removed a clot from a stroke patient’s brain at the hospital in Oct. 2017— the first time the procedure has been performed in Queens.
The entryway to the pavilion was dedicated as the Kaufman Astoria Studios Entrance. George S. Kaufman, the late chairman of the studio, reportedly made a sizable donation to the hospital in 2014.
State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmembers Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer attended the ceremony.