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August 12, 2014: HHC's Elmhurst Hospital Center Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 
Elmhurst, NY – On August 6th, 2014, Elmhurst Hospital Center celebrated World Breastfeeding Week, an annual week-long event to promote the benefits of breastfeeding for new and expectant mothers.

July 9, 2014: Get With The Guidelines Stroke Award 
Elmhurst, NY – Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC), part of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC), has been awarded the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award" by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

May 5, 2014:  Elmhurst Hospital Auxliary Presents "A Healthy Taste of Queens"
Elmhurst, NY – On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, the Elmhurst Hospital Auxiliary will host "A Healthy Taste of Queens," and international food and wine tasting event geared toward raising funds for EHC's Department of Cardiology.

March 31, 2014:  Elmhurst Hospital Center Opens Women's Pavilion to Expand Access to Prenatal and Obstetrical Services in Queens 
Elmhurst, NY – On March 28, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation's (HHC) Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) officials and community leaders marked the completion of the hospital's new 17,370 sq ft, $16.3 Million dollar Women's Pavilion.

February 19, 2014:  Primary Care Practice at Elmhurst Hospital Recertified as Highest Level Patient-Center Medical Home. 
Elmhurst, NY – Continuing the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) commitment to provide the highest level of primary care at all its locations, Queens Health Network Senior Vice President Chris Constantino announced today that the primary care practice at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens has achieved recertification as a "Level 3" Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest accreditation possible, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

January 8th, 2014:  Christopher D. Constantino Named Senior Vice President of The Queens Health Network.
Elmhurst, NY – New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) President Alan D. Aviles today announced that Christopher D. Constantino, Executive Director of Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) has been named Senior Vice President of the Queens Health Network, a public healthcare organization that includes Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens Hospital Center, and several primary care clinics that serve patients throughout New York City's most ethnically diverse borough.

December 27, 2013: Elmhurst Hospital Center Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care
Elmhurst, NY – Elmhurst Hospital Center has received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Care Award for its implementation of skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding in the operating room for mothers experiencing a cesarean birth.

December 13, 2013: Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts Third Annual Pedestrian Injury Summit  
Elmhurst, NY – On Thursday, December 12th, physicians, hospital administrators, transportation and traffic safety experts and community activists gathered at Elmhurst Hospital Center for the Third New York City Pedestrian Injury Summit.

December 5, 2013:  Elmhurst Hospital Center's Annual Turkey Drive, 2013
Elmhurst, NY – Each Thanksgiving many Elmhurst Hospital Center patients and their families get to enjoy a complete turkey dinner thanks to the hospital's Annual Turkey Drive, which is co-sponsored by the Departments of Social Work and Engineering and Maintainence.

July 3, 2013: Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts First Annual Pediatric Health and Safety Fair 
Elmhurst, NY – On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Elmhurst Hospital Center hosted its First Annual Pediatric Health and Safety Fair, sponsored by Healthfirst.  The event, aimed at parents and caregivers sought to raise awareness of preventable injuries and to educate the community as to the steps they can take to prevent injuries.

May 13, 2013: Elmhurst Hospital Center to Receive LIVEStrong Foundation Grant to Advance Palliative Care in Queens
Elmhurst, NY – Elmhurst Hospital Center has been selected by the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project to receive a grant to support its efforts to be the first hospital in Queens to achieve the Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care.

February 22, 2013:  St. Bernard's Shawl Ministry Donates Handcrafted Goods to Elmhurst Hospital Center
Elmhurst, NY – St. Bernard's Shawl Ministry of Levittown, New York which contributes regularly to Elmhurst Hospital Center, has donated over 300 handcrafted items to the patients of the hospital.

February 22, 2013: Caring Clowns Perform at Elmhurst Hospital Center's "Helping Kids Heal" Pediatric Fundraising Event at P.S. 19Q
Elmhurst, NY – On February 20, 2013, Elmhurst Hospital Center and P.S. 19 in Corona, Queens partnered together for "Helping Kids Heal", a fundraising event benefitting Elmhurst Hospital Center's Pediatric Department.

January 1, 2013: NYC First baby of 2013 Born At The Stroke of Midnight at Elmhurst Hospital Center 
As revelers ushered in the New Year in Times Square, a family welcomed a new baby at the stroke of midnight on January 1st.

August 21, 2012: Congressman Crowley-Electronic Medical Records 
New York, NY - Dr. Ann Sullivan, Senior Vice-President of Queens Health Network, today welcomed and thanked Congresman Joseph Crowley for his support of the HIT Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

November 26, 2012: Operation Walk 
Elmhurst, NY – While more than one million hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, countless men and women continue tolive with severe arthritis pain and immobility because they cannot afford Join Replacement Surgery.  Operation Walk USA 2012 provides all aspect of treatment - surgery, hospitalizatoin, and pre-and post-operative care - at no cost to the participating patients

July 31, 2012: Elmhurst Hospital Center Welcomes National Youth Forum on Medicine 
Elmhurst, NY - During the motnh of July, Elmhurst Hospital Center hosted two groups from the National Youth Forum on Medicine. These 50 high school students from all across the country visited Elmhurst to learn more about careers in the field of medicine, speaking to hospital administration, doctors, nurses and staff.

May 22, 2012: Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts 180th Anniversary Gala

Elmhurst, NY – On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) held its 180th Anniversary Gala at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. Proceeds from the event benefited EHC’s new Women’s Healthcare Services Pavilion, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility scheduled to open in Spring 2013.

May 1, 2012: Elmhurst Hospital Center Celebrates 180th Anniversary
Elmhurst, NYElmhurst, NY – Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) will be hosting a gala in honor of its 180th Anniversary on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, New York. Proceeds from the event will benefit EHC's new Women's Healthcare Services Pavilion, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.

June 7, 2011: Elmhurst Hospital Center Recognized for Quality Improvement Initiatives
Elmhurst, NY - Elmhurst Hospital Center is one of just 14 recipients statewide to receive a 2011 IPRO Quality Award given annually by IPRO, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State, to recognize healthcare providers that demonstrate a commitment to improving healthcare services in the state.

May 16, 2011: Ribbon-Cutting for Elmhurst Hospital Center's New Walkway of Honor Memorial Path
The walkway memorial bricks are purchased by individuals and local businesses in support of the soon-to-be constructed Women's Health Pavilion and other community health initiatives at EHC.

April 19, 2011: Elmhurst Hospital Center Wins Greencare Award for Providing Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare
Elmhurst Hospital Center was selected among more than 125 applicants, reflecting its commitment to providing environmentally sustainable healthcare.

November 26, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Honors Founders of Daisy Award for Nurses
Nursing Department Excellence Highlighted

November 23, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts Annual Turkey Drive
Engineering and Maintenance Division Supports Needy Families

October 15, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate Award from American Heart Association
Elmhurst Hospital Center Stroke Team Lauded for Professionalism and Quality Medical Care

July 14, 2010: Grand Opening for Farmers' Market at Elmhurst Hospital Center
Hospital Adminstrators and local politicians celebrate arrival of EHC Greenmarket

June 16, 2010: Patient Navigator Program at the Queens Health Network Benefits Cancer Patients and Their Families
American Cancer Society Program to provide personal guide to help local cancer patients better navigate their cancer experience

May 28, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Receives Award From American Heart Association
“Get With the Guidelines” Gold Plus Performance Award demonstrates EHC's commitment to quality care for stroke patients

May 18, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Celebrates National Nurses Week
Week-long activities highlight the vital role nurses play in delivering healthcare at EHC

April 23, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center One of Only 7 Area Hospitals to Win Prestigious Award from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
EHC Awarded HHS Gold Medal for commitment to promoting organ donation

April 20, 2010: Elmhurst Hospital Center Goes Green Update
EHC's ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency

February 8, 2010: World Renowned Orthopedic Surgeons Lecture at EHC on Infant Hip Deformities
EHC Hosts symposium on ways to reduce incidences of Infant Hip Dysplasia.

January 28, 2010: EHC Hosts Second Annual Pedestrian Injury Summit
EHC's Neurosurgery and Trauma Departments seek to bring attention to alarming rise in pedestrian injury cases.

December 22, 2009: Groundbreaking for New Women's Healthcare Pavilion
EHC recently held a groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art facility that will expand women's access to healthcare

December 5, 2009: EHC “Butt Can” Helps Local Smoker Kick the Habit
EHC's Smoking Cessation Program helped one local man combat nicotine addiction.

December 1, 2009: Elmhurst Hospital Center's Engineering and Maintenance Division Brings Holiday Cheer to Needy Families
Elmhurst Hospital Center's Engineering and Maintenance Division held its Annual Turkey Drive on November 24.

November 24, 2009: Meet EHC's Patient Satisfaction Managers
A new EHC program helps foster greater communication between patients and Elmhurst Hospital Center.

October 1, 2009: Senior Care Clinic Patients Display Passion for Art
EHC's Senior Care Clinic patients showcased their talents at the Annual Senior Art Show.

June 5, 2009: EHC Celebrates World Environment Day
Elmhurst Hospital Center highlighted its ongoing green initiatives on World Environment Day.

April 20, 2009: EHC Goes Green
Elmhurst Hospital Center has recently taken several steps to ensure a “greener” future.

March 20, 2009: EHC Opens New Psychiatric Emergency Room
NYC Councilmember Helen Sears and NYS Assemblyman Jeff Aubry joined EHC Executive Director Chris Constantino for a ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated C-PEP Room.

February 19, 2009: NY Organ Donor Network Honors Elmhurst Hospital Center
Elmhurst Hospital Center selected as one on only 11 medical facilities to receive NY Organ Donor Network award.

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