WATCH: NY Department of Health laboratory monitors the flu virus
WATCH: NY Department of Health laboratory monitors the flu virus
Health Queens Courier Staff 1/14/2013 at 12:00PM

This weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency for all of New York state, which allows pharmacists to give flu vaccinations to patients between six months and 18 years of age. There are already 19,128 cases of flu reported in the state this season, more than the 4,404 positive laboratory tests that were [...]

Editorial Queens Courier Staff 3/06/2012 at 3:42PM

Just when we thought Peninsula Hospital had gotten the life-saving CPR it needed, it seems the facility is once again flatlining. Late last month, the hospital was barred from accepting new patients after the State Department of Health (DOH) shut down the lab. Reportedly, there was expired blood plasma and staffers handling samples were not [...]

Peninsula narrowly avoided closure, now ordered to shut down
News Melissa Chan 2/28/2012 at 9:01AM

Peninsula Hospital has temporarily halted its emergency care services after state health officials declared the hospital’s lab to be “a danger and threat” to patients. The Department of Health (DOH) ordered the suspension of the Far Rockaway facility for a period of 30 days after it failed inspections on February 23. Patients can still be [...]