Caring for a Diverse Community
Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) serves an area of nearly one million people in one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in the United States. Our patients come from across the globe, speaking a multitude of languages and dialects and bringing with them their particular beliefs and customs. Elmhurst is responsive to their needs, and makes every effort to alleviate cultural barriers and to ensure that our patients are provided with the quality healthcare they deserve. Culturally-sensitive care is a hallmark of our highly-regarded Mental Health Services.
A Leader in Women’s and Children’s Health
Elmhurst Hospital Center excels in the areas of maternal and child health care; in fact, we established the country's first children's health center in 1918. Last year, more than 4,000 babies were delivered at Elmhurst. Our Women's Health Service program offers a broad range of specialty care services and our obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services are the most comprehensive in the borough of Queens.
A State-of-the-Art Healthcare Facility
EHC is a completely modernized facility that has a highly-regarded Level I Trauma Center and Stroke Center; a 911 Receiving Hospital, and an Emergency Heart Care Station. Elmhurst is a regional referral center for trauma services, cardiac catheterization, neurosurgery, Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric psychiatric services and rehabilitative medicine.
We are one of the top medical facilities in Queens for treating stroke and cardiac arrest patients. EHC has been a designated Stroke Center since August 2004, with a designated stroke team consisting of neurologists, emergency medicine physicians and emergency medicine nurses. Our Emergency Department and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit use the groundbreaking “Cooling Therapy” technique, a form of induced hypothermia that prevents brain damage in cardiac arrest patients. Elmhurst was the first hospital in Queens to be approved to perform Elective Angioplasty procedures – giving patients the choice to stay within the borough of Queens when having this procedure done.
In 2008, Elmhurst Hospital Center opened The Hope Pavilion, a state-of-the-art cancer care facility. The Hope Pavilion at Elmhurst Hospital Center is home to some of the most innovative equipment in cancer care. The new building also houses a child day care center open to our employees and the general public.
Elmhurst is a teaching institution with an academic affiliation agreement with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
History– Learn some interesting details about Elmhurst Hospital Center’s origins and our evolution into a state-of-the-art medical facility in Central Queens.
EHC Facts –Check out the latest information contained in our Statistical Brief.
How You Can Help – Learn how you can help Elmhurst Hospital Center, either through volunteering your time or making a tax-deductible contribution to our Auxiliary.
Community Advisory Board – Learn about the dedicated people who work with EHC to ensure that we continue to address community needs.