Elmhurst Hospital Center

Op-ed: A test that could save your life
News Op-Ed 3/16/2014 at 11:55AM

The word cancer is scary, unsettling and leaves people feeling helpless. Add colon cancer and the stakes intensify. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Here in New York City the disease kills approximately 1,400 people every year.

Woodside street co-named after beloved community member Lou Rispoli
Woodside street co-named after beloved community member Lou Rispoli
West Angy Altamirano 7/30/2013 at 4:28PM

Louis Rispoli will always be remembered as a great husband, friend, mentor and important member of the Woodside community. Rispoli, who was attacked in October 2012 in Sunnyside and died at Elmhurst Hospital Center days later, was honored and celebrated on July 27 during a ceremony to co-name 51st Street and 43rd Avenue “Louis Rispoli [...]

Translator busted for scamming patients
News Alexa Altman 6/14/2012 at 3:29PM

A Korean-speaking translator’s scheme was snuffed out when he was caught conning Elmhurst Hospital Center’s non-English speaking patients. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, charged $240 for translation and interpretation assistance – services generally provided for free by the hospital. “Accurate language translation and interpretation services reduce medical errors and increase the [...]