Elmhurst Hospital Celebrates New ER Unit
On July 23, Councilmember Daniel Dromm joined the Elmhurst Hospital staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new Chest Pain Unit which he financed along with the Queens Delegation of the City Council. Created within the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center, the new $1 million, 13-bed Chest Pain Unit will examine incoming patients with chest pain and recommend patients to community-based services when medically appropriate. The creation of this new area will increase efficiency within the Emergency Department and help accommodate the growing needs of the patient population.
“I am proud to provide as much funding as humanly possible to support Elmhurst Hospital particularly in light of the fact that we have seen so many hospital closures in Queens,” Dromm said. “Elmhurst Hospital has a long history of delivering exceptional and comprehensive medical services to our community and I am committed to continue making health care a top priority in my district.”
Elmhurst Hospital Center serves one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse communities in the United States and has one of the busiest Emergency Rooms in the city.