Department of Public Affairs -- 8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, New York 11418
For Immediate Release
Name: Michael Hinck
NYPD Recognizes Jamaica Hospital’s Trauma Department For Its Service to the Community
A first responder is defined as someone designated or trained to respond to an emergency. While many individuals fit this description, some of the most vital to our community are the brave men and women of the New York City Police Department.
The officers of the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens South respond to thousands of calls each day that often involve situations that require the emergency medical care of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Department. An example of this was when P.O. Kenneth Healey was attacked by an ax-wielding man in downtown Jamaica. Officer Healey sustained severe head trauma and was treated successfully by the hospital’s trauma team.
Protecting the health and safety of the communities they serve is a responsibility that the NYPD and Jamaica Hospital has proudly shared for decades. Having worked together in this partnership for many years, both organizations rely on each other for support and have developed a great appreciation for the other’s contributions to the community.
On Monday, January 27th, 2020, the NYPD Patrol Borough Queens South will recognize the Jamaica Hospital Trauma Department for its many years of service to the community and the NYPD. A plaque of appreciation will be presented to the hospital during a special awards ceremony. Accepting the plaque from the unit’s Chief will be hospital President and CEO Bruce Flanz.
This event is the culmination of a relationship that has grown over the years. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has always supported the NYPD. The NYPD is grateful to the doctors, nurses, and other support staff in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Department for the care provided to policemen and women injured in the line of duty.
Last year, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center honored the NYPD as well as other first responders in Queens at the hospital’s annual Rainbow Ball. That event, as well as the event being held on January 27th, exemplify the NYPD’s and Jamaica Hospital’s partnership as well as their commitment to the Queens community.