Program areas at Newyork-Presbyterian Queens
NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens (NYP/Q), located in the Borough of Queens in New York City, is a 535 bed licensed, not-for-profit medical center. NYP/Q has received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service that it is exempt from federal income taxes as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Hospital is a voluntary, not-for-profit acute care community teaching hospital located in the Flushing section of Queens, New York. Presently, the Hospital provides medical and surgical services and has a certified bed capacity of 535. It was incorporated in 1974 as Booth Memorial Medical Center and changed its name to The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in 1992 in conjunction with its affiliation with The Society of the New York Hospital (now, The NewYork and Presbyterian Hospital). On July 1, 2015 NYP Community Programs, Inc. became the active parent of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and its subsidiaries. NYP Community Programs, Inc. (Community Programs) is the sole corporate member and active parent of Queens. The NewYork and Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) is the sole member of Community Programs. NYPH is a major academic medical center that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, mainly to residents of the New York metropolitan area. The Board of Trustees of NYPH consists of persons who have first been elected as members of NewYork-Presbyterian Foundation, Inc. (Foundation, Inc.). Community Programs, NYPH and Foundation, Inc. are each New York State not-for-profit corporations. Foundation, Inc. is related to a number of organizations. Services and Programs: The Hospital offers diagnostic and therapeutic services on an inpatient and outpatient basis in approximately 64 medical specialties and sub-specialties. NYP/Q has advanced capabilities in areas such as cardiac, general, and minimally invasive surgery. It receives tertiary inpatient referrals in the following service lines: Cardiovascular diseases, orthopedics, digestive diseases, Neuroscience, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cancer and Kidney diseases. It operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level I Trauma Center (both designed to handle the most severe cases). The Hospital Center provides the following programs as Centers of Excellence: The Neuroscience Institute, Cancer Center, Breast Center, Eye Center, Pediatric Asthma Center, and Obesity Surgery. NYP/Q has been designated by the New York State Department of Health ("DOH") as an AIDS Designated Center. The Ambulatory Care division provides adult and pediatric primary/preventive care at 13 sites throughout Queens County. Cardiac Services: The Hospital offers a variety of cardiac services including diagnostic and interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, congestive heart failure and rehabilitation centers and cardiac research, education and prevention programs. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NYP/Q is one of only two interventional cardiology programs in Queens County, New York. The three catheterization laboratories at NYP/Q performed a combined 1,132 procedures in 2019. Now, physicians in the Electrophysiology Laboratory can implant new MRI-safe pacemakers for our patients and do atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. NYP/Q, in collaboration with The NewYork and Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine, operates a cardiac surgery program at the NYP/Q campus.The Cardiac Health Center directs the Hospitals education and prevention programs. Lectures and special events are regularly presented to the general public at the site and at community centers and health fairs throughout Queens County. The Cardiac Health Center provides primary and secondary cardiac rehabilitation programs, including nutrition services, monitored fitness exercise, and psycho-social counseling. Surgical Services: In 2019, NYP/Q performed 17,409 inpatient and ambulatory surgical cases. These operations ranged from minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, robotic procedures and arthroscopic orthopedics to major open procedures such as aortic aneurysm repair and ablative and reconstructive surgery. NYP/Q's Department of Surgery has encouraged use of inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, which reduces hospital stays and recovery times. Primary care and community outreach: NYP/Q places particular emphasis on community health programs and outreach initiatives. The Hospital team reaches out to Queenss residents to support health education and awareness - offering free health fairs, health lectures, screening, support groups for patients and blood drives for employees There is a community health advisory committee that is kept abreast of the latest offerings and clinical programs in the hospital. This commitment is expressed in its continued strategic expansion of community-based sites to enhance access throughout the Hospitals service area, and includes: The Trude Weishaupt Memorial Satellite Dialysis Center is a CMS Five Star facility (the "Dialysis Center") The Dialysis Center provides hemodialysis, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and patient and family education. NYP/Q's renal hypertension division also provides outpatient ambulatory consultative services including the diagnosis and prevention of kidney stones, hypertension treatment and evaluation, and the management of kidney diseases. The Dialysis Center provided 40,159 treatments in 2019. As of December 31, 2019, there were approximately 1,736 physician, advanced practice providers and dentist members of the medical staff of the Hospital holding appointments in three categories: attending staff,emeritus staff and advanced practice providers. The medical and dental staff are organized into thirteen clinical departments: anesthesiology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, pathology, pediatrics, radiation oncology, radiology, urology and surgery. The clinical departments include approximately 15 major services, subdivided further into 78 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The Hospital serves as tertiary care medical center that provides Graduate Medical Education for residency programs in Medicine, Surgery, Emergency medicine and Dental Medicine. Medical Center also offers fellowship training in Cardiology, GI, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Infectious disease, Palliative Care and Nephrology. In addition, the Hospital participates in training residents in obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, through rotating residencies affiliated with various facilities including NYPH (Cornell Medical Center), and The Hospital for Special Surgery. For The Year Ending December 31, 2019, NYP/Q reported the following statistics: Patient Discharges 34,556 Deliveries 3,648 Average Length of Stay 4.96 Private Ambulatory Laboratory 121,946 Private Ambulatory Radiology 36,785 Surgical Procedures 17,409 Cardiac Catheterizations 1,132 Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy 17,662 Emergency Encounters (Incl. Admits) 126,922 Ambulatory Care Visits 146,620 Full-Time Employees 4,674 The Hospital provides quality medical care regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operations and stability of the Hospital, it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to pay for essential medical services and, furthermore, the Hospitals mission is to serve the community with respect to health care and health care education. Therefore, in keeping with the Hospitals commitment to serve members of the community, the Hospital provides the following: charity care to the indigent; care to persons covered by governmental programs at below cost; and health care activities and programs to support the community. These activities include wellness programs, community education programs, health screenings, and a broad variety of community support services.