NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has added two new shuttle vans to transport patients and staff to and from NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky sponsored a $100,000 grant for capital improvements through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York for the vans, which took their inaugural runs earlier this summer. The new vans make 18 scheduled trips throughout the day between the two hospitals, allowing patients (who receive care at both hospitals) and staff (who work at both locations) to more easily and efficiently move between the two sites.
“We are tremendously grateful for Senator Toby Ann Stavisky’s support for our new shuttles,” said Israel Rocha, chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “These vehicles will allow us to provide our patients with easier access to medical care and will ensure that we are using our resources in the best way possible.”
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst plays an important role in serving thousands of people each year with affordable, high-quality care. That is why I felt it necessary to allocate the funds for these shuttles so that patients can be transported to and from treatments they would otherwise be unable to access,” said Senator Stavisky. “I want to thank the staff at Elmhurst for their continued service to Queens. I know these new vehicles will be put to good use.”
On average, the service allows for more than 400 patients and staff to be transported each week. The shuttle service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, please call 718-334-4000. To learn more about programs and services or to find a physician, please visit nychealthandhospitals.org/Elmhurst.