BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) has secured $1 million to support three major projects at Mount Sinai Queens.
Approximately $250,000 of the allocation will go towards the construction of the Cardiac and Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCCRU), an area in the Emergency Department for life-threatening illnesses and injuries, while $500,000 will go towards the construction of the Pediatric Emergency Room, a separate family-friendly space that ensures children don’t have to wait with adults and can be given treatment while their families are accommodated. A total of $250,000 will go towards the construction of an Interventional Radiology Unit, which will include state-of-the-art technology.
“I’m proud to support the hospital’s expansion of treatment resources that will save lives and preserve the health and well-being of western Queens residents,” said Simotas. “It’s wonderful for our community that Mount Sinai Queens is now delivering the same world-class medical care that is available across the river. When my father needed vascular surgery many years ago, he had to go to Manhattan, so I know how much it means to families to have their loved ones treated nearby.”