NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and NYP Hold Ribbon Cutting to Formally Announce New Name, Relationship to the Community

Sep 29, 2015

Flushing, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, together with NewYork-Presbyterian, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 28 to formally announce to the Queens community the former New York Hospital Queens’ new name and affiliation.

On July 1, 2015, New York Hospital Queens officially joined forces with NewYork-Presbyterian to improve access to state-of-the-art care for residents of Queens. At that time, the hospital was renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens to reflect this closer relationship.

More than 150 leaders from NYP/Queens, NYP and across the Queens community attended the celebration, including numerous elected officials.

ribbon cutting

Left to Right: Gary Zuar, chairman, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Board of Trustees; Laura Forese, M.D., president, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System; Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Senator Toby Ann Stavisky; and Council Member Peter Koo, attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony to help the hospital celebrate its recent renaming to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and its closer relationship to NewYork-Presbyterian.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College that serves Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties, including 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries each year. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit nyp.org/queens.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals, with some 2,600 beds among its six campuses. The hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation’s leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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