A new multi-specialty medical center operated by North Shore LIJ Hospital will hold its official opening ceremony tomorrow in Rego Park.
The $8.5 million center, located at 95-25 Queens Blvd., offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging equipment as well as 18 clinical specialties, preventative care and women’s health services, said Rita Mercieca, the hospital’s executive director.
“As the medical profession transitions from inpatient to outpatient care, we need to offer a multi-specialty practice, so patients can get all the care they need in one place,” she said.
The center, which opened in September, is two miles away from Forest Hills Hospital.
“We looked at the community and decided we needed a convenient hub for medical care,” Mercieca said. “If anyone has acute needs, they can be directed to Forest Hills Hospital.”
The new hospital also offers maternal fetal medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics and a number of other clinical specialties.
Mercieca said that one of the hospital’s primary focuses is prevention.
“Part of the mission is for treating illness, but another part is preventing chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease,” she said.Tomorrow’s opening ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m., will be attended by a number of elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, state Sen. Toby Stavisky, D-Whitestone, and Queens Borough President-elect Melinda Katz.