Our Expansion Project
Our new building expansion and modernization project at Mount Sinai Queens is significantly improving how we serve patients and the community and transforming health care in Queens. It represents the beginning of a new chapter for a hospital that has been a cornerstone of our community for more than 120 years.
With the opening of our $175-million, 140,000-square-foot building, we are introducing a new era of health care in Queens, starting with our Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department. We now offer medical and surgical capabilities previously only available at Mount Sinai locations in Manhattan, while still maintaining the comfort and familiarity of a community hospital dedicated to the health of our neighbors.
Our State-of-the-Art Emergency Department
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department, nearly five times the size of the former emergency room facility, features a combination of private rooms, patient bays, a cardiac resuscitation room, and a separate pediatric emergency area. They are all designed to enable our medical team to examine and treat adults and children promptly and thoroughly in a comfortable environment.
Our approach to emergency care is apparent as soon as you enter the emergency room. Patients use a separate walk-in entrance or are brought in by ambulance to a covered bay that leads directly into the Emergency Department. A registered nurse greets patients and uses a rapid triage procedure to assess them before they are guided to a private, comfortable space for evaluation by an emergency medicine doctor. Our goal is to get patients to the right place quickly for the right treatment. A CT scanner and X-ray equipment dedicated to Emergency Department patients ensures prompt testing and quick turnaround time for test results, especially for diagnosis of stroke.
Our new outpatient imaging center, Mount Sinai Queens Imaging, employs the latest technology, including mammography, bone density, ultrasound, CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), to provide advanced diagnostic services. Patients scheduled for radiology tests ordered by their doctors can be confident the tests are being performed by skilled technologists using the latest equipment and read by experienced, specialized radiologists.
New Operating Rooms
Our state-of-the-art operating rooms allow surgeons to perform elective, emergency and complex procedures using the latest advances in medical technology. The operating suites include private pre-surgical rooms, a dedicated recovery room, and a large waiting area with expansive views of Queens and Manhattan. With our interventional radiology suite, specialists now can perform minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat illnesses.
Mount Sinai Doctors
The top floors in the building are home to Mount Sinai Doctors, our new multispecialty physician practice providing comprehensive, quality health care in one location. Physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics provide patients with primary care services and can refer patients to specialists in the same building for maximum patient convenience.
The practice also includes specialists in cardiology; dermatology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; general surgery; nephrology; neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedics; rheumatology, spine surgery, surgical oncology, urology, and thoracic and vascular surgery. We offer convenient, one-stop medical care provided by top doctors in a sleek, efficient, modern facility. Together with our new on-site lab, and imaging center, our doctors can order tests and get results quickly, minimizing return visits and wait times.
Construction on our complex continues, including the addition of two separate two-story atrium entrances and lobby areas, one for the Ambulatory Pavilion and one for the main hospital. Infrastructure improvements to the existing facility are ongoing and include redesigned patient rooms accommodating one to two patients, new elevator banks, and new windows. In addition, the facade of the existing hospital is being resurfaced to match the white limestone of the Ambulatory Pavilion.