Department of Public Affairs -- 8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, New York 11418
For Immediate Release
Name: Michael Hinck
Jamaica Hospital Opens $44 million Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation
<br>June 12, 2009 (Jamaica, NY)-- In the wake of the recent loss of hospital beds and severe healthcare funding cuts in Queens, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center today opened a new, state of the art 224-bed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the borough’s first new rehabilitation facility in a decade. The opening of Jamaica Hospital’s Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation provides a significant healthcare facility to the residents of Queens.
<br>“The opening of our Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation couldn’t have come at a better time,” said David P. Rosen, President and CEO of Jamaica Hospital. “This innovative healthcare facility took two years to complete and now helps make additional patient beds available at Jamaica Hospital.”
<br>The Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation replaces the original Trump Pavilion, which was built in 1975 and was named after Mary Trump, mother of businessman/investor Donald Trump. Construction of the new $44 million facility, which was funded through HUD, took nearly two years to complete.
<br>It has 20 more beds than the original facility it replaces. It is designed to serve short- and long-term rehabilitation patients, most of whom are admitted directly from Jamaica Hospital. This will make more beds available at Jamaica Hospital, which provides some relief to the space concerns recently experienced by the facility after two nearby Queens hospitals closed. Daily Emergency Room visits at Jamaica Hospital spiked to 380 patients in the weeks after Mary Immaculate and St. Johns Hospitals closed, more than 25% higher than a year ago.
<br>Other steps taken by Jamaica Hospital to accommodate the surge in patients include renovating space that formerly was an auditorium to add 40 in-patient beds, adding four critical care beds to the Intensive Care Unit and expanding the Emergency Department’s Fast-Track area.
<br>The current flu outbreak spiked the hospital’s daily ER visits to nearly 700, a historic high. The additional beds and efficiencies provided by the new Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation will significantly improve care in Queens.
<br>The new Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation features deluxe amenities and offers patients exceptional rehabilitative and skilled nursing care in a luxurious, full service facility. The Trump Pavilion has a stunning four-story atrium, large and appealing dining areas, comfortable patient lounges with internet access, a hair salon, and a fully-equipped, modern therapy gym. Its spacious bi-axial rooms are designed to provide patients with substantial privacy. In this welcoming atmosphere, Trump Pavilion patients can expect the same quality of care that earned the original facility its trusted reputation, with a comprehensive array of medical services including orthopedic rehabilitation, post-stroke rehabilitation, IV therapy, and post-surgery wound care.
<br>“When construction began on the new Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation two years ago we knew that it would be a valuable and much-needed healthcare resource addition for the Queens community. It’s the first new facility of this type to be constructed in the borough in nearly a decade,” explained Greg Bradley, Executive Vice President of Trump Pavilion. “We had no idea how vital it would be now that it’s completed. We are extremely glad to offer patients exceptional rehab in such an impressive facility, while also freeing up beds at Jamaica Hospital.”
<br><b>Jamaica Hospital Medical Center</b> serves a population greater than 1.2 million in Queens and eastern Brooklyn. This 431-bed medical center is an accredited community teaching hospital with a large network of community-based ambulatory care centers. JHMC offers an array of acute inpatient, rehabilitation and mental health services, and is one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the United States. The hospital provides general medical, pediatric, and dental services, in addition to home health services. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s mission is to serve patients and the community in a way that is second to none. For additional information, please contact Public Affairs at 718-206-6020.