City Council allocates $17.5 million for critical investments at Elmhurst Hospital

Just over three and a half years after Elmhurst Hospital was at the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Member Shekar Krishnan and his colleagues in government announced a “groundbreaking” $17 million in critical investment in the second oldest municipal hospital in New York City.

The public hospital has 545 beds in operation and sees more than 1 million patients each year, and delivered more than 4,000 babies in 2002.

“Elmhurst Hospital is the beating heart of Western Queens. It cares for us when we need it the most, and saw us through the worst of the pandemic,” Krishnan said. “As we recover and rebuild more equitably, this $17.5 million in NYC Council funding is part of how we provide all New Yorkers the quality healthcare we deserve. Thank you to all my colleagues in the NYC Council for fighting alongside me for our public hospital system.”