QBP Donovan Richards announce significant budget victories for NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/ELMHURST-2021

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV

QUEENS, NY – A little more than one year ago, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst was the epicenter of the epicenter of the world’s worst public health crisis in a century.

QBP with Guests in attendance

Tomorrow, May 18, the hospital will again make history, but for good reason as Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a press conference to announce his commitment to fund two significant healthcare investments at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

Dr.Abbey with QBP Donovan Richards

The first of two multimillion dollar allocations made by Borough President Richards will support the creation of a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst — the first such investment at either of the two NYC Health + Hospitals campuses in Queens.

Elmhurst hospital Staff members in attendance

Currently, Queens children in need of intensive medical care are transferred out of the NYC Health + Hospitals system to systems such as Northwell Health, which operates a PICU at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Dr.Abbey with Dr Jasmin Moshirrpur

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s new PICU will allow the facility to offer life-saving intensive medical care to children right on site, while also establishing a more centralized location for Queens families to receive such critical care.

Dr.Abbey with Helen Arteaga Landaverde MPH as the CEO of NYC Health Hospitals Elmhurst

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is more than 15 miles from Far Rockaway, Long Island City and other sections of southern and western Queens — requiring trips of more than 30 minutes by car or 90 minutes by public transportation.

Dr.Abbey with Mitchell Katz President and CEO NYC Health Hospitals

The second of two allocations to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst will support the conversion of two undersized operating rooms at the facility into full-size, full-service operating rooms.

New York State Nurses Association Members

The expansion of the two rooms will allow the hospital to perform a wider array of surgical procedures there, while also decreasing overall surgical wait times for patients.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards

The other political people and Elmhurst Hospital  staff  on hand were, Danny Dromm Council member, Catalina Cruz, Assembly Member, Senator Jessica Ramos  and council member Francisco Moya., DR. Mitchell  Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH as the CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and   many Nursing and doctors from Elmhurst hospital spoke and thanked Queens Borough President Donovan Richards for providing 5 Million dollars of funding for Elmhurst Hospital.

Senator Jessica Ramos

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