ELMHURST — A new addition to Elmhurst Hospital will bring expanded childbirth and prenatal services, as well as HIV counseling to one of the busiest healthcare centers in the city.
The completion of the $16.3 million Women's Pavilion was celebrated last week with a ribbon cutting as doctors and politicians lauded the space, which will be a full-service center for mothers and children.
“For many of my constituents, Elmhurst Hospital Center is the premiere destination to receive healthcare services, and I am proud that this new addition will further serve the needs of our most deserving patients: expectant mothers," said Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras.
"I take great pride in knowing that there will now be a dedicated place where they can be taken care of by skilled staff in a new, state-of-the-art facility.”
The two-story space is located next to the hospital in a separate building on 41st Avenue, and the hospital will be able to accommodate 15 percent more patients when it opens — with additional growth over the next five years, according to Elmhurst Hospital officials Senior Vice President, Chris Constantino.
“The building of the new Women’s Pavilion allows us to dramatically expand the scope of our services for women," he said, adding that the hospital currently doesn't have enough space to accommodate the borough's growth.
The Women's Pavilion will officially open to patients on June 1.