A major modernization plan is underway to reconstruct Queens Hospital Center (QHC), a major health care provider serving the communities of Southeast and Central Queens. QHC, which is now approaching its 100th year of service to the borough, is being transformed into a state-of-the-art facility housing 200 beds at a cost of $149 million. Plans for the new hospital call for the creation of centers of excellence in women's health and cancer treatment. The cancer unit will offer a wide range of services for cancers of the breast, uterus, lungs, colon, prostate, head and neck, including surgery and chemotherapy.
The current facility is a 911 Receiving Hospital, an Emergency Heart Care Center, and offers services in the areas of women's and children's health, geriatrics, oncology, allergy/immunology, rehabilitation and pulmonary medicine. QHC also makes available medical/surgical care and psychiatric and substance abuse services. A highly dedicated AIDS team provides medical, nursing, psychiatric and social services, including AIDS/HIV counseling and testing. The Hospital is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Emergency Department at QHC is recognized for its quality of care, professional and caring staff and for providing prompt assistance. The fast-track area of the Emergency Department helps manage and expedite minor emergencies quickly.
The Hospital also has three satellite centers, including the Charles R. Drew Center, located at 166-10 Archer Avenue, Jamaica. This Center offers pediatric, medicine, dental and OB/GYN Services. The Queens Health Network Medical Center is located at 90-73 Parsons Boulevard, also in Jamaica. This Center is a brand new 15,000 square foot health care facility located in the heart of Jamaica's busiest shopping district, offering prompt, courteous and easily accessible medical care, including adult and pediatric medicine.
QHC has an award winning teenage program at the South Queens Community Health Center, 114-02 Guy Brewer Boulevard. The program is open to all teens 13 to 19 years of age in need of comprehensive services. These services include abstinence counseling, pregnancy testing, family planning/birth control, STD (sexually transmitted diseases) screening and treatment, adolescent medicine, physicals, HIV/AIDS education and testing, prenatal care and social work services.