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Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas
Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas
Mount Sinai Queens received $1 million from Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas for three units.

Mount Sinai Queens has been working on a $150 million, six-story expansion and the community hospital recently received an influx of funding to add three new units.

The new building is located right next to the original Mount Sinai Queens, at 25-10 30th Ave. in Astoria, and has taken 15 years to plan. It includes a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, six new operating rooms and expanded outpatient medical services.

Now, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has secured $1 million to add three new units. Simotas secured $250,00 to add a Cardiac and Critical Care Resucitation Unit, a part of the Emergency Department that treats people with complex traumatic injuries and heart attacks.

An additional $500,000 will go toward constructing the Pediatric Emergency Room to provide family-friendly space for the quick evaluation, stabilization and treatment of babies and children.

The remaining $250,000 will help in the construction of an Interventional Radiology Unit, which will include state-of-the-art technology to provide minimally invasive treatments for conditions such as cancers, kidney and vascular diseases and uterine fibroids.

I’m proud to support the hospital’s expansion of treatment resources that will save lives and preserve the health and well-being of western Queens residents,” Simotas said. “It’s wonderful for our community that Mount Sinai Queens is now delivering the same world-class medical care that is available across the river. When my father needed vascular surgery many years ago, he had to go to Manhattan, so I know how much it means to families to have their loved ones treated nearby.”

The construction for the hospital was scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2016 but according to Linda Sachs, spokesperson for Simotas, these upgrades are expected to be finished sometime this year.

“Mount Sinai Queens continues to transform healthcare in our great borough,” said Caryn Schwab,
Mount Sinai executive director.  “The expansion of services in our new state-of- the-art Pavilion has allowed us to improve the quality and complexity of healthcare offered right here in Queens. The funding she’s helped secure is going to make a real difference in the lives of our residents.”

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