Mount Sinai Queens Opens New Expanded and Upgraded Emergency Department
Monday, July 11, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
The new expanded and upgraded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department (ED) at Mount Sinai Queens is now open and welcomes the communities of Western Queens and beyond.
The new ED, nearly five times the size of its predecessor, allows the hospital to grow with the communities of western Queens and beyond as they undergo sustained residential and commercial development. The new ED 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, 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.
The 20,000-square-foot ED, with a glass-enclosed, expansive entrance and waiting area, features a combination of private rooms and patient bays, a separate pediatric emergency area with a family-friendly waiting room, a cardiac and critical care resuscitation room, bariatric- and dialysis-capable rooms, and a separate covered ambulance entrance. Wi-Fi service is available throughout the ED, and individual televisions are at all bedsides for patients.
“Mount Sinai Queens has always been a vital part of the communities it serves, and its physicians, nurses and staff will continue to provide the highest level of care,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System. “We’re very proud to have worked closely with local stakeholders and elected officials in heralding in a new era of health care in Queens— one that puts a focus on preventive care to better serve the needs of this community.”
Read the full press release here.