Major Modernization Program
The New West Wing-- State-of-the-Art Reaches New Heights, Right
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
New "West Wing" at New York
Hospital Queens Brings World Class Facilities for Patients and Families
(Newsday, October 12, 2010)
New "West Wing" at New York
Hospital Queens (NY Daily News, September 22, 2010)
West Wing Ribbon-Cutting
Ceremony & Reception Held on June 16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
We understand that a good environment contributes to a patient’s healing
process, safety, and satisfaction. And, over the years, we have become
the hospital of choice in Queens for those who seek a higher level of
health care where they live, work, and play. Although we are very proud
of this, we realized that continuing to expand our quality services
within an already very full facility would be a challenge.
In 2007, we began a massive modernization program to expand and renovate
New York Hospital Queens and, in the process, help to transform health
care in Queens. We completed the new building, which is the centerpiece
of this expansion, in the summer of 2010.
Ground was broken in early 2007 for our new seven-story “West
Wing.” This ambitious $210 million modernization
program remained on track and was opened in
The new wing adds 190,000 square feet to the hospital overall. A
new main entrance for patients and visitors and the entire new
wing incorporates a design that is modern and welcoming with
natural light atriums.
The ground floor includes a new main entrance on Main
Street. The new entry court has a covered drop-off/pick-up with
multiple lanes to facilitate traffic ﬂow through the area and
access to a light-ﬁlled atrium and reception lobby. Inside the
lobby, visitors are greeted by a concierge,
meditation rooms, chapels, a gift shop and comforting amenities.
Additional services for patients are housed throughout the new
facility. For the convenience of patients having same-day
surgery, the ground floor features an Ambulatory Surgery Center,
with 10 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 33 recovery
beds. The hospital's capacity for ambulatory surgery will
increase in response to a national trend, as well as a need in
Queens; today more surgical procedures are less invasive and do
not require an overnight hospital stay.
Also among the core programs in the new wing is our growing
Heart & Vascular Center. We bring together all existing
services plus new procedure electrophysiology suites for
pacemaker and internal deﬁbrillator procedures, plus a
one-of-a-kind "hybrid OR" suite for interventional radiology and
endovascular procedures that can be converted to perform
vascular surgery procedures in the same room. The newly
constructed area allows for the treatment of twice as many
patients simultaneously by increasing treatment rooms from ﬁve
Two floors of the new wing are dedicated to medical and surgical
inpatient care with a total of 80 beds– 40 per floor. This
includes 28 private rooms and 26 semi-private rooms. One of
these floors includes a patient care area for orthopaedics and
rehabilitation with a state-of-the-art gym for patients who are
hospitalized and require physical therapy to restore their
strength and mobility before being discharged to continue their
recovery in an outpatient program.
During the early phase of the construction process, two floors
were added onto the five floors originally planned. These two
additional floors will not be outfitted for treatment areas at
The completion and grand opening of the hospital’s new parking
facility on Booth Memorial Avenue occurred at the end of 2008.
The three-level garage is conveniently located across the street
from the hospital and offers over 370 parking spaces for
patients, visitors and physicians.