Sunday, December 26, 2010

ER alternative popular

From Crains:

In New York City, new urgent-care centers are being built to meet demand after the shuttering of several hospitals. With the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital are opening an urgent-care center next month at 121-A W. 20th St. It will temporarily be located in 3,625 square feet of cellar space currently occupied by Village Care of New York. The urgent-care center will occupy the space from 7 p.m. through 8 a.m., after Village Care ends its daily hours of operation. The two will never be open at the same time.

In November, North Shore-LIJ opened a $4.2 million, 6,675-square-foot urgent-care center on the site of a former St. John's Hospital-Queens clinic in the Rego Park section of Queens. The center has eight exam rooms; diagnostic equipment, including imaging and electrocardiogram devices; and laboratories. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, with shorter hours on weekends. The health system says the center should take the stress off its busy Forest Hills Hospital emergency department, where visits have spiked by 40% since the closures of St. Johns and Mary Immaculate hospitals.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is the LIJ North Shore emergency room in Forest Hills? The names are changing fast, uncertainty as to what is open or not, crappy or readers you can share a list of Queens emergency locations would be a great service for the readers. Thank you.

Why is our POLS not getting on the stick on this issue - where are they?