A new medical center in central Queens will aim to bring more medical attention to Borough residents.
North Shore–LIJ announced the opening of a 25,000 square foot center at 95-25 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park.
According to a press release announcing the new facility, the new building will focus not only on treatment, but prevention and screening for common diseases and sicknesses, like diabetes and heart disease.
“After a thorough assessment of our community’s needs, we have selected a specialized group of physicians to meet the needs of local residents,” said Rita Mercieca, RN, executive director of Forest Hills Hospital, located less than two miles away from the new facility. “This central location was selected because of its close proximity to tens of thousands of neighboring residents who could benefit from our services, creating a convenient hub for medical care in a very densely populated area.”
The facility cost $8.5 million in total and will have the latest and greatest in equipment. All services will be integrated with Forest Hills Hospital, which will be a few blocks away, and the entire North Shore-LIJ Health System as well.
Other services it will offer include cardiology, physical therapy and orthopedics.