Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a full service medical hospital and emergency facility in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York City, on the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway at Jamaica Avenue.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Geography
LocationQueens, New York, United States
Coordinates40°42′02″N 73°48′58″W / 40.7005°N 73.816°W / 40.7005; -73.816Coordinates: 40°42′02″N 73°48′58″W / 40.7005°N 73.816°W / 40.7005; -73.816
Organization
FundingNon-profit[1]
TypeTeaching[1]
NetworkMediSys Health Network
Services
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
Beds402[1]
Public transit accessMTA NYC logo.svg BSicon SUBWAY.svg New York City Subway:
"E" train at Jamaica–Van Wyck
MTA NYC logo.svg Bus interchange MTA New York City Bus: Q24, Q41, Q46, Q54, Q56[2][3]
History
Opened1891
Links
Websitejamaicahospital.org
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksList of hospitals in Queens

OriginsEdit

Since 1837, the village of Jamaica, Queens, had been served by the stagecoach. In 1883, the Long Island Rail Road opened its Atlantic Branch to Brooklyn, making Jamaica a suburb of New York City. The residents held a fundraiser in 1883 and collected $179.40 (equivalent to $4,923 in 2019). This money was saved until the Jamaica Hospital was opened in 1891 near what is now Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street. At that time the founders applied to state officials for a certificate of incorporation, which was granted on February 20, 1892.

Jamaica Hospital's first permanent location opened on June 18, 1898, near the Union Hall Street station on the east side of New York Avenue (Guy Brewer Blvd), a short distance north of South Street. The new hospital building opened on May 1, and despite not being ready to fully receive patients, admitted its first patients several days later. Due to an influx of wounded during the Spanish–American War, by July every available space was occupied by soldiers.

The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, was born in Jamaica Hospital in 1946.[4]

Jamaica Hospital dedicatedEdit

The new Jamaica Hospital building on Van Wyck Boulevard was completed on August 24, 1924, where the first patient was admitted. The following day the building was dedicated and Jamaica Hospital formally opened.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About Us - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center". Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Directions & Parking - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center". Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Queens Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Donald Trump Birthplace - (Queens) New York, New York". www.presidentsusa.net. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  5. ^ The Long Island Press, August 26th, 1924

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