• 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

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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