New York congressional, senate reps push for federal funding of Elmhurst Hospital’s maternity ward


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Queens Congresswomen Grace Meng and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were joined by several elected officials and healthcare advocates at Elmhurst Hospital on June 4 to advocate for the “much-needed” renovation of Elmhurst Hospital’s obstetrical inpatient facilities.

Ocasio-Cortez and Meng, who’s a member of the House Appropriations Committee, recently submitted a joint community funding request of $3 million for Elmhurst Hospital in the House’s next fiscal year budget. If the funding request is fulfilled and renovation is completed, the obstetrical facility at Elmhurst Hospital will provide a more modern and safer maternal health care experience for Elmhurst’s mostly working-class and immigrant community.