Elmhurst Hospital Center
A large, busy municipal hospital with a varied patient population is an ideal setting for teaching and learning clinical medicine. The Elmhurst Hospital Center, located 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan, is a 531-bed tertiary-care hospital that serves a culturally diverse community of more than one million people. The Elmhurst Hospital Center is a major teaching affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine, and all teaching staff at Elmhurst have a dual advantage: the clinical diversity and teaching opportunities of a city hospital and the resources and research facilities of an academic health sciences center.
Elmhurst Hospital Center is one of the 11 acute care hospitals that compose New York City’s municipal health care system. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care for the one million residents of western Queens. There are approximately 400,000 patient visits each year to the hospital’s clinics. The emergency service is a 911 receiving center for ambulances provided by the City’s Emergency Services and a level I trauma center. It receives 62,000 visits on the adult service and another 45,000 pediatric and 8,000 psychiatric visits. Approximately 23,000 patients are admitted to the inpatient services each year, and the overall occupancy rate exceeds 90 percent.
The Mount Sinai Affiliation
The Elmhurst Hospital Center has enjoyed a long and productive association with The Mount Sinai Health System. In 1964, The Mount Sinai Hospital entered into an agreement with the City of New York to provide all professional staff and to oversee clinical and laboratory services, training programs, and research activities at the Elmhurst Hospital Center.
In 1968, Icahn School of Medicine opened its doors to its first class of medical students, and the teaching staff at Elmhurst Hospital Center became a significant part of the medical faculty. Affiliation between the two institutions strengthened as Elmhurst Hospital Center, with its unsurpassed clinical opportunities, provided clinical training for Mount Sinai medical students. At the postgraduate level, integration of most residency and fellowship programs offered a varied training experience for the participants.
The Mount Sinai Hospital
One of the world’s leading medical centers, Mount Sinai is committed to delivering health care of the highest quality. Its 1,167-bed hospital provides complete comprehensive care for basic and clinical research. The Icahn School of Medicine has a faculty of 2,500 physicians and scientists and is actively involved in training tomorrow’s doctors.
Every year Mount Sinai’s physicians treat approximately 35,000 inpatients and attend to 309,000 outpatient visits in 160 clinics. Annually, 90,000 patients are treated in the Emergency Room, and 25,000 major surgical procedures and 10,000 ambulatory surgical procedures are done. There are over 5,000 deliveries on the obstetric service.
Mount Sinai, which serves as an international leader in medicine, a regional resource for patients in the metropolitan area, and as a community hospital for the immediate neighborhood, is dedicated to combining the utmost in scientific knowledge with a humanistic approach to medicine.
Housing, Transportation, and Parking
There are many affordable apartments for rent in the vicinity of Elmhurst Hospital Center. Elmhurst Hospital Center is served by several subway and bus lines within walking distance of the hospital. The hospital operates a frequent shuttle service to Queens Hospital Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital. There is an employee parking lot adjacent to Elmhurst Hospital Center with reasonable monthly rates.
Residency Training Programs
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry)
- Internal Medicine