2016-11-16 / Features

Stavisky Announces $100K Funding To Elmhurst Hospital


NYC Health +Hospital/Elmhurst CEO Israel Rocha and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who announced that $100,000 of state funds are being allocated to Elmhurst Hospital Center. NYC Health +Hospital/Elmhurst CEO Israel Rocha and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who announced that $100,000 of state funds are being allocated to Elmhurst Hospital Center. State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announced on November 7 that $100,000 of state funds are being allocated to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. The funds will be used to purchase two new shuttle vehicles to transport patients to sister hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, for treatment.

“As one of the few public hospitals left in New York City, Elmhurst hospital provides care to thousands of people each year. The shuttles that will be purchased with the funds allocated will transport sick people to and from treatments offered off-site, easing some of the stress facing patients and their families. I want to thank the staff at Elmhurst for their continue service to the Queens community and look forward to our continued partnership in the future,” said Stavisky.

“On behalf of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, I would like to thank

State Senator Stavisky for allocating funds for us to purchase two new vehicles to support our shuttle service between Elmhurst and Queens Hospitals, allowing us to provide patients with the healthcare access they need,” said Israel Rocha, Elmhurst’s CEO. “Acquiring these vehicles will allow us to make the best use of our resources and provide much-needed assistance to patients who use services at both public hospitals in the borough of Queens.”

The two vehicles that will be purchased will become part of the hospital shuttle service between NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. This service provides:

• Transports for doctors, nurses and support staff to serve patients about both Elmhurst and Queens hospitals

• Safe transports for patients between facilities to attend specialized clinical services

• Emergency transports of doctors and nurses to the special needs shelter at Queens College in the event of disasters

• Moves vital supplies and correspondence between facilities.

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