Surgical care is provided at our main institution, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. This facility, has a long and proud history of service to Queens, and in recent years has been united within The New York Presbyterian Hospital Care Network. The combination of talent and resources made possible by this union has positioned NYHQ as the pre-eminent health care institution in the borough, and one of the finest in the greater New York area. NYHQ is able to reach out with state-of-the-art care to all areas of Queens, the other New York boroughs, and to Long Island.
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens is a 457-bed community teaching hospital located in Flushing, Queens, the city’s most culturally diverse borough. NYHQ offers a full spectrum of sophisticated inpatient and outpatient services and employs full-time chairmen in 14 medical specialties.
As a major center for teaching and training of health professionals, NYHQ maintains accredited residency programs in medicine, surgery, radiation oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, dentistry and oral pathology, as well as accredited fellowships in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, and pulmonary medicine. The medical center also participates in the education and training of medical students, and students of nursing, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy. Its comprehensive program of continuing medical education for practitioners is important to the maintenance of high standards of clinical care.
In 1993, NYHQ became an affiliate of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and a member of the NYH Care Network. In 1996, when The New York and Presbyterian Hospitals agreed to merge, NYHQ became a member of The New York and Presbyterian Hospitals Care Network, a consortium of health care facilities located throughout the greater metropolitan area who share expert professional knowledge in all areas of operation and provide broad access to high quality care.
As a community medical center, NYHQ is dedicated to the well-being of all Queens residents. The center offers an extensive selection of community education programs including Basic Life Support, lectures on drug and alcohol prevention for school children, childbirth preparation, guidance on childrearing, and information and support for heart and cancer patients and their caregivers. In support of these and other programs, the center utilizes the Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Community Health Education Center, a fully equipped teaching and training facility that includes a 200-seat auditorium as well as conference rooms and classrooms. The Lanbg Center is also home to more than 25 community support groups.
As part of its mission to improve and promote community health by providing the most advanced care available, NYHQ actively and frequently participates in national and intra-institutional clinical trials. Internally, clinicians and researchers conduct studies based upon the medical center’s large experience to improve quality of care and treatment outcomes. To this end, The Cancer Center maintains a tumor registry of some 20,000 cases, and has dedicated The Frank Randazzo, Jr. Cell Biology Laboratory to clinical and basic science research.