Elmhurst Hospital Keeps Improving the Health of the Community
On September 13th, Doctors and nurses from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst's Stroke Team celebrated receiving the American Heart Association's/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the 7th year in a row. This award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines. The hospital's Stroke Program also recently received certification from The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that assesses and monitors the quality of hospitals around the nation. For more information on Elmhurst's s Stroke Program, please call 718 334-4000 or visit nychealthandhospitals.org/elmhurst.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has partnered with ShapeUp New York/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to host free Zumba classes on Friday mornings from 9 AM to 10 AM. The classes take place at Elmhurst’s Women’s Pavilion (2nd Floor waiting area), which is located at 78-20 41st Avenue. For more information, please call Elmhurst’s Department of External Affairs and Marketing at 718 334-1259.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. To raise awareness regarding this important mental health issue, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Department of Behavioral Health hosted suicide prevention discussions in English and Spanish at the Forest Hills and Corona Queens Library branches. The discussions were led by Drs. Basilisa Canto and Maria De Pena-Nowak.