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About Elmhurst

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is part of an integrated health care system of hospitals, neighborhood health centers, long-term care, nursing homes and home care. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers and we offer a wide range of high quality and affordable health care services to keep our patients healthy and to address the needs of New York’s diverse population.

Caring for a Diverse Community

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst serves an area of nearly one million people in one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in the United States. Our patients come from across the globe, speaking a multitude of languages and dialects and bringing with them their particular beliefs and customs. Elmhurst is responsive to their needs, and makes every effort to alleviate cultural barriers and to ensure that our patients are provided with the quality healthcare they deserve. Culturally-sensitive care is a hallmark of our highly-regarded Mental Health Services.

A Leader in Women’s and Children’s Health

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst excels in the areas of maternal and child health care; in fact, we established the country’s first children’s health center in 1918. Last year, more than 4,000 babies were delivered at Elmhurst. Our Women’s Health Service program offers a broad range of specialty care services and our obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services are the most comprehensive in the borough of Queens.

A State-of-the-Art Healthcare Facility

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is a completely modernized facility that has a highly-regarded Level I Trauma Center and Stroke Center; a 911 Receiving Hospital, and an Emergency Heart Care Station. Elmhurst is a regional referral center for trauma services, cardiac catheterization, neurosurgery, Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric psychiatric services and rehabilitative medicine.

We are one of the top medical facilities in Queens for treating stroke and cardiac arrest patients. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has been a designated Stroke Center since August 2004, with a designated stroke team consisting of neurologists, emergency medicine physicians and emergency medicine nurses. Our Emergency Department and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit use the groundbreaking “Cooling Therapy” technique, a form of induced hypothermia that prevents brain damage in cardiac arrest patients. Elmhurst was the first hospital in Queens to be approved to perform Elective Angioplasty procedures – giving patients the choice to stay within the borough of Queens when having this procedure done.

In 2008, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst opened The Hope Pavilion, a state-of-the-art cancer care facility. The Hope Pavilion at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is home to some of the most innovative equipment in cancer care. The new building also houses a child day care center open to our employees and the general public.

Elmhurst is a teaching institution with an academic affiliation agreement with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is a designated stroke center and our expert team of neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, and emergency medicine nurses makes us one of the top medical facilities in Queens for treating stroke patients. We are borough leaders in several surgical specialties. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst was the first hospital in Queens to be approved to perform elective angioplasty procedures and the first New York City public hospital to conduct laparoscopic surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot.

We provide compassionate, culturally-sensitive mental health services for children and adults as well as chemical dependency treatment programs. To learn more about these and other services, click here.