QUEENS — A newly opened medical facility in Rego Park that aims to serve the needs of the growing population in the area, offering 17 specialties for residents.
The center, located at Queens Tower, at 95-25 Queens Blvd., will be an extension of Forest Hills Hospital, which is located within two miles, the medical center's executive director, Rita Mercieca, said.
Both facilities, including the 25,000 square-foot, $8.5 million space, are operated by North Shore-LIJ, a Long Island-based healthcare network.
The facility will provides 17 different clinical specialties, including cardiology, general and plastic surgery, orthopedics, nephrology, endocrinology, OB/GYN and physical therapy. Patients requiring surgery will be referred to Forest Hills Hospital, Mercieca said.
“After a thorough assessment of our community’s needs, we have selected a specialized group of physicians to meet the needs of local residents,” said Mercieca.
The facility also provides screening and prevention tests for diabetes, heart disease and women’s health issues.
“This central location was selected because of its close proximity to tens of thousands of neighboring residents who could benefit from our services, creating a convenient hub for medical care in a very densely populated area,” Merciera said.