2016-06-15 / Front Page

Mount Sinai Opens New ED


Michael Minikes and Judy O. Rubin, Trustees, David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital, Roula Siklas, Program Coordinator, Caryn A. Schwab CEO Mount Sinai Queens, Vasili Tsamis, CFO of Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Councilman Costa Constantinides. 
Photo Jason D. Antos Michael Minikes and Judy O. Rubin, Trustees, David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital, Roula Siklas, Program Coordinator, Caryn A. Schwab CEO Mount Sinai Queens, Vasili Tsamis, CFO of Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Councilman Costa Constantinides. Photo Jason D. Antos Mount Sinai Queens welcomed community residents and civic leaders to its expanded and upgraded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department (ED).

The new ED, located on the corner of Crescent Street and 30th Road, is nearly five times the size of its predecessor. The new ED is the first step in the opening of the $175 million Mount Sinai Queens expansion project, which broke ground in October 2013. Subsequent phases will open soon, including a new Outpatient Imaging Center; a large, multi-specialty physician practice to be called Mount Sinai Doctors, Queens; new, expanded operating rooms; and an Interventional Radiology Suite.


(L. to r.); David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital; Caryn A. Schwab CEO Mount Sinai Queens; Michael Minikes and Judy O. Rubin, Trustees and Cheryl Minikes. 
Photo Jason D. Antos (L. to r.); David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital; Caryn A. Schwab CEO Mount Sinai Queens; Michael Minikes and Judy O. Rubin, Trustees and Cheryl Minikes. Photo Jason D. Antos “The Stavros Niarchos Foundation was a strong and early supporter of this project, which took many years of hard work and collaboration to bring to fruition,” said Andreas C. Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which provided the naming gift for the ED. “The result is a cutting-edge facility that will enable talented clinicians to do their best work, and will serve the demands of a growing Queens community.”

The significant gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was the first in the philanthropic campaign to support the expansion and rebuilding of Mount Sinai Queens. NK Architects and Davis Brody Bond LLP served as architects; the builder is Skanska USA.

“We are excited and honored to begin opening this state-of-the-art building for our community and borough,” said Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens Caryn A. Schwab. “We want to deliver the best care for our residents and in this building, they will get it. I’m grateful to Mount Sinai leadership, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, our elected officials, and our community partners who helped make this project a reality.”

The 20,000-square-foot ED, with a glass-enclosed, expansive entrance and waiting area, features a combination of private rooms and patient bays, a separate pediatric emergency area with a family-friendly waiting room, a cardiac and critical care resuscitation room, bariatric- and dialysis capable rooms, and a separate covered ambulance entrance. Wi-Fi service is available throughout the ED, and individual televisions are at all bedsides for patients. The Mount Sinai Queens ED treated more than 51,000 patients in 2015.

“Mount Sinai Queens has always been a vital part of the communities it serves, and its physicians, nurses and staff will continue to provide the highest level of care,” said President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System Kenneth L. Davis, MD. “We’re very proud to have worked closely with local stakeholders and elected officials in heralding in a new era of health care in Queens – one that puts a focus on preventive care to better serve the needs of this community.”

Mount Sinai Queens is a New York State Department of Health-certified Stroke Center and the only Joint Commission-designated Primary Stroke Center in Queens. To further elevate stroke care, the new ED is equipped with dedicated X-ray equipment and a state-of-the-art CT scanner to expedite stroke diagnosis and treatment, which is crucial for improving patient outcomes.

“We are delighted to serve Western Queens with a state-of-the-art, fully integrated medical facility with access to the highest quality, personalized care,” said David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. “We look forward to continued collaboration with our community to realize the vision of a new Mount Sinai Queens.”

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