A Message from our President & Chairman of the Board
During a time of unprecedented and unsettling transformation in the
healthcare industry and its funding resources, we continue to navigate
through almost constant change and challenge. The implementation of our
strategic plan is paying off in terms of increasing revenue
opportunities and changing the way we manage ever increasing costs so
that we can do more with less reliance on constricted financial
resources, and still grow in ways that are important for our community.
You may notice that we have recently enhanced our corporate logo with
more prominent use of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brand
identity. We have been a member of the System for 22 years, and this
logo reflects our ongoing, integrated relationship in this system, as
well as the heightened importance of our organization as a key part of
the System. In a human reflection of this relationship, Gary Zuar has
taken on the chairmanship of our board of trustees.
During the last year, NYP/Queens has made great strides, including:
Our program to increase access to our services and clinicians
throughout the borough has gained tremendous traction. As of
press time, three practices, Queens Diabetes and Endocrinology
and Bayside Primary Care (formerly known as Barra, Coman,
Rawlings), and the surgical practice of Kap-Jae Sung, M.D., have
joined our hospital and are now members of our
NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens physician group, New York Queens
Medicine & Surgery, P.C.
At the same time, we added physicians and services to our
Maspeth Multispecialty Care and Whitestone Primary Care
practices. Additional practices are coming onboard in 2014
including new sites in Astoria (June), Auburndale and more.
In our 2013-2014 Annual
Report to the Community, you can review our operating
statistics, some of which reflect the increase in demand of our
outpatient services. For example, we saw an increase of more
than 2,000 additional ambulatory care visits in 2013 coming
through our community medicine sites, which offer primary and
specialty care to those with private insurance as well as
Medicaid. In this period, we also performed 600 additional
ambulatory surgery/endoscopy procedures.
The three offices of our joint venture, Main Street Radiology,
are booming through patient and physician demand. In 2013 alone,
approximately 265,000 radiologic procedures were performed. To
accommodate our community’s needs, we are in the process of
opening a fourth office at 72-06 Northern Boulevard in Jackson
Through a grant from the TransCanada/NYC Economic Development
Corporation, we renovated our Pediatric Asthma Mobile Unit in
order to care for children at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood
Settlement in Long Island City – right in the heart of “Asthma
And, on the main campus, we have added experienced physician
leaders in Trauma and Critical Care Medicine: Slobodan
Jazarevic, M.D., and James Gasperino, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
NYP/Queens is currently a Level 1 Trauma Center, as designated
by New York State. Additionally, we are working to become Level
1 – designated by the American College of Surgeons.
We have made significant investment in tools to enhance quality
and safety, including the installation of an automated
tablet-dispensing robot and IV compounding suite, located in our
new Pharmacy, to help improve medication safety.
We are the official hospital for the New York Cosmos Soccer
club! NYP/Queens provides complete medical and orthopaedic care
to Cosmos players during games and practices.
Please take a look at our Annual
Report and learn more about what is happening, right here at
NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens… and what our progress means to you and this
great Queens community! As always, we thank you for your continued
support of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, our talented and dedicated
employees, medical staff, volunteers and trustees.
Stephen S. Mills, F.A.C.H.E
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Senior Vice President, Finance
– NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
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