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.
This hospital has an awful reputation and according to yelp reviews and people I hear from not much has changed.
Before expanding further they need to get the ER right. I’ve had nightmarish experiences there of late. I heard from someone who said that they killed her best friend. I found a lack of respect for me, my privacy, my safety or my health and I had a nurse from Hell. Time to clean up their act because they are definitely NOT serving the community with this ER.
your friend should have reported that they killed her best friend and if you were not happy there you should have gone to the administrator’s office and complained and I am sure something would have been done especially if you said you had a nurse from HELL.
I once complained about a nurses behavior in terms of the way she was handling her duties (nothing life threatening but more of an announce and attitude) to their administrator at another hospital and the next couple of days I was ignored by most of the staff, talked down upon and made to feel as if they were working for free. Was made to feel even worse for speaking up. My advice is choose your battles when you are under someones treatment and care. And complain when you go home lol
Where can you park?
In honor of Nurse’s Week coming up, thank you to all the nurses at Mount Sinai Queens for their care of so many Astorians over the years.
When are we getting our street back, 30th Road? Oh ,yes and of course could we please have our street parking back….since it is still occupied by construction barriers , except the part that is like a niche by the ER which is exclusive Dr parking!!
Why not use the Mt Sinai state of the art multilift parking lot they built on 30th Rd? I guess the employees of the hospital don’t want to have to pay to park!
they should have added more beds for patients that stay there which they did not do
then go to Elmhurst General Hospital then
That photo in no way represents the diversity of Astoria or the hospital!
You’re right! Where is the token minority person? Oh well, I guess this is a simple pic of people responsible for the work.