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.