Queens Hospital Center (QHC) is a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Queens Health Network and an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It is a major healthcare provider in the borough of Queens that has proudly served the communities of central and southeastern Queens for nearly a century. The professionals at QHC value the culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods served by the hospital center, but at the same time, we recognize the complex public health issues they face. Because we believe that community plays an important role in living a healthy lifestyle, we continue to assemble and organize resources through collaborations with business entities, community groups, residents and other health care providers.
The mission of Queens Hospital Center is to provide quality, comprehensive care to all members of the public regardless of their ability to pay. Medical services are provided through an affiliation agreement with our academic partner, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The hospital offers residency training in Dental Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN and Ophthalmology along with fellowships in Pulmonary and Hematology-Oncology.
Queens Hospital Center opened the doors of a new, modern state-of-the-art facility in January of 2002 and the hospital continues to grow and expand. 2007 saw the opening of a new building on the hospital campus – a new ultramodern Ambulatory Care Pavilion that connects to the hospital via two enclosed bridges. The opening of the Pavilion fully complements our commitment to a philosophy of patient-centered care by unifying and consolidating services previously offered throughout our sprawling campus. More recently, we have added ICU beds, Neonatal ICU beds, Medical-Surgical beds and expanded capacity in our Recovery Room (PACU) and Labor and Delivery Suites. The hospital has both private and semi-private rooms which provide a more personalized environment for our patients.
Our spacious Ambulatory Care suites features both primary and specialty services as well as cutting-edge technology. Services include adult, pediatric and psychiatric services and operative services include same-day surgery and inpatient surgery.
As technology continues to change, so does Queens Hospital Center. We have expanded our Radiation Oncology capabilities by introducing new technology to our Linear Accelerator which will help treat certain brain tumors. We were the first hospital in the County of Queens to have a PET/CT scanner which provides a higher level of accuracy in disease diagnoses, staging and treatment planning. More importantly, however, is the outstanding care and compassion we give to those who need healing. In short, our revitalized facility has sustained the resurgence by introducing a winning formula that has signaled continued growth and development at all levels of care.
Queens Hospital Center currently operates 273 inpatient beds with 14,110 discharges during our last fiscal year. QHC had 330,770 visits to our outpatient practices, 5,286 ambulatory surgery visits and 100,965 visits to our Emergency Department.
Since the impressive modernization of Queens Hospital Center began, we have introduced four distinctive Centers for Excellence:
- Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital is the only state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer center in the borough of Queens and the only among the City’s public hospitals. At the helm of the Queens Cancer Center is Dr. Margaret Kemeny, a nationally renowned surgical oncologist who has consistently appeared in both the Castle Connolly Guide’s Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area and New York Magazine’s annual feature, “How to Find the Best Doctors in New York.” Queens Hospital Center’s Queens Cancer Center received the impressive Gold Standard in their most recent survey.
Diabetes Center of Excellence is accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). It features a multidisciplinary team that focuses on professional care, screening, ongoing education, research and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The team includes a dietician and certified diabetes nurse educator who provide services to assist our patients and their families in effectively managing their diabetes at home. Dr. Issac Sachmechi, Chief of Endocrinology for the past 24 years, is the Director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence.
- Center for Excellence in Women’s Health is dedicated solely to serving the medical needs of the women in our community and offers an entire array of obstetrical, gynecological and breast subspecialties for emergency, primary and preventative inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Debra Brennessel, QHC’s Director of Ambulatory Care and prior Associate Director of Medicine, heads the Center for Excellence in Women’s Health.
- Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health provides a full spectrum of expert and sensitive behavioral and mental health services for children, adolescents and adults at all levels of care. Our goal is to restore our patients’ mental and physical well-being in a professional and compassionate manner so they can return to and maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Dr. Martin Maurer is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health and is ranked among the “Top 15 Doctors in Queens” by It’s Queens – The Magazine.
Queens Hospital Center has a longstanding presence throughout the community providing primary care in medicine, pediatrics, prenatal care and gynecology at three offsite facilities. The South Queens Community Health Center was established in 1986 followed by the Parsons Medical Center and our most recent Medical Center at Springfield Gardens opened in 2000. Services are also provided at school-based health sites and part-time sites at senior citizen centers. Community-based sites were established consistent with an overall objective: to make patient-focused healthcare more accessible to residents of the communities we serve.
Learn more about Queens Hospital Center by visiting these sections of our website:
Community Medical Centers – A listing of locations where adults and children throughout our community can receive high quality primary care.
Employment Opportunities – Learn about the career opportunities available at Queens Hospital Center.
Doing Business with Queens Hospital Center – How your business can provide goods or services to the hospital.
For more information, contact or visit us at:
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, New York 11432