Flushing Hospital

A lifetime of caring inspires new hospice unit
A lifetime of caring inspires new hospice unit
News Melissa Chan 4/30/2012 at 12:09PM

While cancer may have claimed the life of Maureen Russo, a brand new hospice unit named in her honor means her memory will live on forever. The Maureen Russo Hospice Unit at Flushing Hospital celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23 in front of Russo’s family and friends, hospital leaders and elected officials. “My wife, [...]

Flushing nurses won’t strike
News Melissa Chan 2/08/2012 at 12:35PM

A scheduled strike at Flushing Hospital was averted following the resuscitation of negotiations between management and the union. “The leadership of Flushing Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached,” the hospital said in a statement. According to management, a three-year agreement — which will extend through December 2014 — [...]

Negotiations continue, nurses set to strike
News Melissa Chan 1/25/2012 at 11:55AM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital plan to strike soon following disputes between hospital management and fruitless pickets. The hospital’s 420 nurses will walk off the job on the morning of February 7, protesting what they call “unfair contract negotiations.” “This situation has left us with our backs to a wall,” said Theresa McGorty, a registered [...]

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
News Jay Lane 1/24/2012 at 9:58AM

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks A troubled Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks yesterday. Horrified relatives discovered Theodore Ellinghaus Jr., 50, dead in the second-floor hallway of his house on 111th Avenue in South Ozone Park at 9:28 a.m. — after the powerful M80 he was holding to his stomach [...]

Flushing nurses rally for benefits
Flushing nurses rally for benefits
News Melissa Chan 1/05/2012 at 1:49PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital rallied for their own health care in the midst of a heated negotiation deadlock between hospital administration and the union. “We are the backbone of Flushing,” said Michelle Jones, a nurse practitioner at the hospital for 23 years. “All these nurses here have worked very hard. I feel very angry [...]

Flushing Hospital nurses plan protest
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 4:30PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center plan to hit the picket line following negotiation stalemates on their health and pension benefits. “They’re looking for a contract that is fair and that will help the hospital be competitive in a nursing shortage. That entails a fair salary increase — nothing excessive. They’re not looking for [...]

New Year, new babies in Queens
New Year, new babies in Queens
News Alexa Altman 1/03/2012 at 3:46PM

A second after the clock struck midnight, Nicolette Hunt came into the world. Officials at North Shore LIJ Hospital said the seven-pound baby was the first born on their campus in the New Year, as well as one of the city’s first newborns. Eleni and James Hunt, of Little Neck, welcomed their New Year’s Day [...]