2016-11-02 / Front Page

LIJ Forest Hills Unveils New Imaging Center

Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center at Forest Hills debuted on October 28 a new, state-of-the-art Imaging Center, part of an $8.2 million expansion of the hospital’s radiology and obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) departments. US Rep. Grace Meng, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, and a representative for Borough President Melinda Katz joined hospital staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center at Forest Hills debuted on October 28 a new, state-of-the-art Imaging Center, part of an $8.2 million expansion of the hospital’s radiology and obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) departments. US Rep. Grace Meng, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, and a representative for Borough President Melinda Katz joined hospital staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center at Forest Hills debuted on October 28 a new, state-of-the-art Imaging Center, part of an $8.2 million expansion of the hospital’s radiology and obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) departments.
Radiology recently vacated space it shared with Ob/Gyn on the hospital’s third floor to make room for single-patient rooms slated to debut in late 2017.
Samuel Kim, MD, Chair of Radiology at LIJ Forest Hills, along with Radiologists Hoi Huang, MD, and Jerry Chang, MD, will provide diagnostic services at the center, including low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, digital X-rays, ultrasounds and interventional radiology procedures such as biopsies and drainages.
In 2015, nearly 85,000 diagnostic tests were performed by the radiology department at LIJ Forest Hills.
“Our goal is to bring resources to the community as opposed to many other health systems that have a hub and spoke model that try and pull things out of the community. Northwell Health believes that the right way to deliver care is with a local presence where all the health care relationships are,” Jason Naidich, Chair of Radiology for Northwell Health, said at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the center.
Costing approximately $3.2 million, the Imaging Center is housed in a space previously used by the hospital’s outpatient clinic, which is accessible by a ramp walkway on 102nd Street.
US Rep. Grace Meng, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, and a representative for Borough President Melinda Katz also attended the ceremony.
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, a 252-bed community hospital located in an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood in northern Queens, provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare with sensitivity and respect for the cultural needs of patients and their families. The hospital’s emergency department treats about 54,000 patients a year. LIJ Forest Hills offers general surgery, bloodless medicine and surgery, bariatric surgery, orthopaedics, gynecology, advanced gastroenterology services, emergency care, lung health screening, on-site and through a vast array of affiliated medical staff. The hospital’s Women’s New Life Center features labor-delivery-recovery suites for new moms and their families. The hospital’s Multispecialty Center in Rego Park offers affordable, high-quality outpatient healthcare.


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