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Community Leaders and Patients Dedicate Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center

Today leadership from Mount Sinai Queens joined community representatives and elected officials to formally dedicate the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, which treats cancer and blood disorders.

  • New York
  • (February 27, 2015)

Today leadership from Mount Sinai Queens joined community representatives and elected officials to formally dedicate the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, which treats cancer and blood disorders and now features private infusion bays, a nutrition station, and a totally renovated state-of-the-art interior.  An extension of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, the Center’s medical team can also securely share electronic patient records to help provide timely, comprehensive, high quality care.

“When it comes to providing comprehensive, outpatient cancer care, Mount Sinai is second to none, and this newly renovated Center is just the latest example of our commitment to patients and their families during the most difficult fight of their lives,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens.

The Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center features seven private infusion bays with ample seating area for family members, flat screen televisions, a secure place for personal belongings, and a patient nutrition area, along with upgraded patient exam rooms.  The updated waiting area also features broad bay windows and an open plan interior clad in soothing earth tones.  

“Our new Center fills a need for the community by bringing together as many cutting edge cancer treatments available in one, easy-to-access location,” said Howard Greenberg, MD, Director of the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center.    “The center allows me and my colleagues, including Dr. Che-Kai Tsao and the rest of our expert medical staff to continue to provide a level of cancer care usually seen only in large tertiary care hospitals, right here in Queens.”  

“The Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center epitomizes quality care and is an integral part of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai,” said Luis Isola, MD, Director of Cancer Care Programs for the Mount Sinai Health System.  “This center will allow us to deliver what our patients deserve: the most up-to-date, cutting edge cancer care.”

Joining Mount Sinai Queens leadership for the dedication event were New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, and New York City Council Members Costa Costantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, the City Council Majority leader.

“The Infusion Center is another great example of the outstanding care and service Mount Sinai Queens continues to offer residents of this community,” said New York State Senator Michael Gianaris.  

“Because of Mount Sinai Queens, people in this community no longer have to go through tunnels or cross bridges to receive world class treatment and care,” said New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas.

“Our borough is a growing and thriving community, and one that deserves the type of world-class care offered by Mount Sinai,” said New York City Council Member Costa Costantinides.  “That is always what your hospital has delivered, and I look forward to continuing to support that.”

And New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer offered, “Mount Sinai has made it their mission to ensure there is the highest quality care in western Queens.”

About Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed licensed acute care hospital, providing adult medical and surgical services, with a team of nearly 500 physicians representing close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.  Between the physicians and staff, 35 languages are spoken; just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens responds to the needs of the culturally diverse population of our community.  Mount Sinai Queens serves Western Queens and beyond by providing primary and specialty care; occupational, speech and physical therapy; outpatient surgery; cancer care and a range of radiological testing.  

Mount Sinai Queens is the first and only community hospital to bear the prestigious Mount Sinai name and is unique in the community because it is not just affiliated with Mount Sinai Manhattan— it is a fully integrated part of The Mount Sinai Hospital, combining medical excellence with the compassionate, caring environment you expect from a community hospital.  For more information, visit http://www.mshq.org/ or find us on Twitter and YouTube.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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