• Press Release

Mount Sinai Queens Opens New Outpatient Imaging Facility

  • Queens, NY
  • (July 05, 2016)

Mount Sinai Queens is pleased to announce the opening of Mount Sinai Queens Imaging, its new outpatient imaging facility. Mount Sinai Queens Imaging is located on the second floor of the new Ambulatory Pavilion, part of the hospital’s $175-million expansion that heralds a new era of health care in Queens.

Mount Sinai Queens Imaging offers the latest diagnostic equipment, including PET/CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, Mammography and Bone Density to perform a full range of sophisticated studies, providing the most detailed information at the lowest possible radiation levels. All images are read by fellowship-trained, board certified radiologists who also serve on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

“Using cutting-edge technology, our expert team of radiologists is able to diagnose conditions in their earliest stages enabling us to treat our patients more effectively than ever before,” says Darren Fitzpatrick, MD, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chief of Radiology at Mount Sinai Queens. “We are now able to provide radiology services to everyone, from women who need mammograms to anyone with a prescription from their doctor.”

The opening of the new 140,000-square-foot Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion, where Mount Sinai Imaging is located, marks the largest new medical construction in Queens in recent years.

“As Mount Sinai Queens continues to grow, we are expanding the role we play in all aspects of our neighbors’ health, from doctor visits and imaging tests to outpatient surgery and cancer care,” says Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens. “Our state-of-the-art imaging facility is one more way for us to keep the residents of western Queens healthy and out of the hospital.”

The Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion also includes the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department, featuring a separate pediatric emergency area with a family-friendly waiting room, cardiac and critical care resuscitation rooms, and bariatric- and dialysis-capable treatment rooms. The new 20,000-square-foot Emergency Department is nearly five times the size of the former emergency room facility. The new building will also be home to Mount Sinai Doctors, a new multispecialty physician practice, and new state-of-the-art operating rooms.

“The expansion of Mount Sinai Queens enables the hospital to grow with the communities of western Queens and beyond as they undergo increased residential and commercial development,” says Brian D. Radbill, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs. “We are proud to offer our neighbors, among the most diverse in the country, the highest level of personalized, patient-centered care.”

Mount Sinai Queens Imaging is located at 25-20 30th Avenue, in Astoria, Queens. For more information about Mount Sinai Queens Imaging or to make an appointment, please call 718-808-7500.

About Mount Sinai Queens

Mount Sinai Queens has been serving the communities of western Queens and beyond since 1999 when The Mount Sinai Hospital acquired the former Western Queens Community Hospital. The Hospital has been delivering health care in this location for 120 years.

With 235-licensed acute care beds, Mount Sinai Queens provides adult, and now pediatric medical and surgical services. A growing team of nearly 500 physicians representing close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties serves the needs of the culturally diverse population of our community.

The new Ambulatory Pavilion of Mount Sinai Queens will provide the communities of Western Queens and beyond, primary and specialty outpatient care; occupational, speech and physical therapy; outpatient surgery; cancer care, a full range of radiological testing.

Mount Sinai Queens is the only hospital in Queens to bear the prestigious Mount Sinai name and is now one of seven hospitals and the Icahn School of Medicine that form the Mount Sinai Health System. The Hospital combines the medical excellence of an academic medical center with the compassionate, caring environment you expect from a community hospital.

Our commitment to patient safety and an outstanding patient experience is unwavering as demonstrated by our excellent record of reduced pressure injuries, UTIs, restraints and falls along with best in class patient experience scores, recent Magnet® designation for nursing excellence and our full embrace of EPIC, an electronic medical record, across all inpatient and outpatient departments.

For more information visit, www.mshq.org or find Mount Sinai Queens on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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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 4 out of 10 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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