The multi-language signs along the modern, light filled hallways of the new $53 million Ambulatory Care Pavilion at Queens Hospital Center are a great symbol of the hospital’s past and future.
After almost 100 years serving one of the most diverse patient populations in New York City, the hospital is getting a major revamp with a new outpatient medical facility that opened in November and will serve as the epicenter of its mission to expand preventive health care services for the community.
“Technology and comfort go hand in hand when it comes to providing 21st century healthcare and responding to the needs of this community,” said Queens Hospital Executive Director Antonio D. Martin. “The new facility is a picture of modernity and expertise and will allow us to more effectively serve our rapidly growing patient population.”
The Ambulatory Care Pavilion features vibrant, friendly exam rooms and houses specialty centers for primary care, pediatrics, psychiatry, ophthalmology and dentistry and a special clinic for the treatment and management of diabetes.
The new, five-story pavilion will be connected to the main hospital building by two large enclosed walkways, providing easy access to staff and patients.
“With its gracious lobby, hallways flooded with natural light and colorful, efficient exam rooms, the new building continues HHC's new standard for providing healthcare in an attractive setting that is very high-tech, yet comfortable for our patients,” said Phil Robinson, Senior Vice President of Facilities Development at HHC.
Queens Hospital Center’s new addition is the latest in a series of new construction and renovation for the hospital. Four years ago, the hospital opened a new 243-bed facility which includes the Queens Cancer Center, the first comprehensive cancer treatment center in the borough. These projects are part of HHC’s $1.3 billion modernization campaign for all the public hospitals.