From the Daily News:
A western Queens hospital expansion is gaining traction in the community as state officials cotinue to mull the proposal.
Mount Sinai Hospital Queens is seeking regulatory approval for a $113 million development that would add 95,000 square feet to its existing facility, state officials said.
The proposal, filed in December, was prompted by a population boom in the area that has put a premium on hospital beds, said hospital spokeswoman Shelly Felder.
“We just need more space. We’re very tight in our emergency room department,” Felder told the Daily News on Monday.
The hospital won’t tap an architect to create renderings until the request is given state approval, she said.
Officials with the state Department of Health is said some of the factors being weighed are financial feasibility and need.