Cancer Treatment Center Opens in Astoria
By Ilija Sekulovski
The new center, which is expected to be completed next year, is part of an on-going expansion coming out of Mount Sinai Queens, an expansion that is set to cost $125 million. It’s money well spent, because the treatment center will solely focus on providing for the borough’s cancer patients – helping them through their journeys, providing treatment, and so much more.
Mount Sinai Queens is part of the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, which is currently ranked the 16th best hospital in the entire nation. The hospital is a main stay of the neighborhood, and since its opening has provided thousands of residents with quality care.
Many of the current cancer treatment centers are in Manhattan – which can prove to be difficult for those seeking treatment. Travel is also difficult for families of those currently undergoing cancer treatment. At the new Mount Sinai, located at 25-10 30th Ave. those afflicted with cancer have access to conveniently located, state of the art treatment.
Treatments offered at the new location include chemotherapy and blood transfusions – two of the most important and difficult types of treatments. The hospital is making strides in their equipment, rooms, and procedures – as well as with their staff and doctors. As part of the new hospital, Mount Sinai will be creating an Ambulatory Care Pavilion: a five story building that includes new operating suites, a larger emergency department, a multispecialty outpatient care, and advanced imaging and laboratory services