Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Flushing Hospital Medical Center (also known as Flushing Hospital)[1] is one of the oldest hospitals in New York City.[2] It survived a 1999 bankruptcy[3] and subsequently affiliated first with the New York Presbyterian Hospital and then with the MediSys Health Network. The hospital is also currently affiliated with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide clinical rotations for the college's osteopathic medicine students.[4]

History edit

Established in 1884,[5] in 1951 the hospital celebrated the birth of its 5,000th baby.[6]

By 1993 Flushing Hospital was described as "an unaffiliated community hospital that is struggling financially."[2] On that basis, the hospital affiliated with Preferred Health Network,[7] then-described as "a network of hospitals and health centers based in Brooklyn."

A voluntary hospital, Flushing's nursing staff was particularly affected in early 2012 by financial difficulties,[8] having been listed in 2011 as being among six NYC hospitals "in critical condition" - at the time it was part of the MediSys Health Network.[9]

The hospital's original major building, constructed in 1913, was demolished in 1975.[5]

Affiliations edit

A Flushing Hospital ambulance turning from Horace Harding Expressway north onto Utopia Parkway in Auburndale, Queens

MediSys Health Network owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.[10][11] Its prior affiliations and management include the New York Presbyterian Healthcare Network.[12]

Parsons Hospital became a division of Flushing.[13] the latter was acquired by New York Hospital in April 1996.[14]

References edit

  1. ^ "Accord at Flushing Hospital". The New York Times. December 5, 1979.
  2. ^ a b Steven Lee Myers (May 13, 1993). "Takeover of Flushing Hospital Leads to a Review". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "New York Study Finds Hospitals Prospered Under Deregulation". The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). January 25, 1999.
  4. ^ "Clinical Education Institutions | College of Osteopathic Medicine | New York Tech". www.nyit.edu. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Flushing Hospital Plans Modernization". The New York Times. November 23, 1975.
  6. ^ "GIFTS WAIT BIRTH OF BABY NO. 5,000; Business Man Near Flushing Hospital Ready to Shower Infant Upon Arrival". The New York Times. May 3, 1951.
  7. ^ Barbara Benson (March 3, 1996). "Big NY Hospital in talks to buy Queens system: Deal would hike market share, nab trophy primary-car facilities in boroughs". Crain's New York Business.
  8. ^ "Nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center vote to strike if a deal isn't struck". New York Daily News. January 23, 2012. if progress isn't made in restoring their health and pension benefits.
  9. ^ "Six city hosps in critical condition". The New York Post. September 5, 2011.
  10. ^ "Operator Of Hospitals In Queens, NY, Agrees To Pay $4 million". justice.gov. September 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "MediSys Health Network". New York State Department of Health.
  12. ^ Edward Lewine (March 7, 1999). "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: FLUSHING; Cure for Financially Ailing Medical Center Seems Elusive". The New York Times.
  13. ^ "Where to Find Medical Records for Closed Hospitals in New York State" (PDF). Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  14. ^ Norimitsu Onishi (November 10, 1996). "Neighbors Mourn Loss Of Hospital In Queens: Health Care Shift In Jackson Heights". The New York Times.

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