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Governor Kathy Hochul Joins Jamaica Hospital for Groundbreaking Ceremony at ER

Introduction:

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Emergency Department (ED) with Generous $150 Million Funding from Governor Hochul

Features:

The ED expansion will result in doubling its current size, allowing the department to serve more than 150,000 patients annually.

The redesigned ED will prioritize efficiency, patient privacy, and safety. It will feature a layout that enhances patient experience and incorporates additional isolation rooms with negative air pressure to prevent the spread of airborne diseases like COVID-19.

The expansion will also include state-of-the-art trauma rooms equipped with the latest technology to meet the demands of being the busiest trauma center in New York City.

As part of the project, 22 intensive care unit (ICU) beds will be added to address the critical need for ICU services, particularly highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This expansion will significantly improve access to high-quality emergency care for the communities of Southeast Queens and neighboring areas.

The completion of Jamaica Hospital's Emergency Department expansion is expected by 2027.

Specifications:

Name:  Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Type:    Expansion

Year:     2027

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