North Shore LIJ

Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
South Maggie Hayes 8/20/2013 at 4:23PM

The Peninsula’s lone hospital is in critical condition. Rockaway residents fear financial problems at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will close the last safety net hospital in their community. “Queens is a healthy borough, but we can’t continue to grow if we continue to lose hospitals,” said Peter Vallone, Jr., city councilmember and borough president candidate. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2013 at 8:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with rain showers. Fog early. High of 54. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 41. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. [...]

$120M psychiatric pavilion set to open in Glen Oaks
$120M psychiatric pavilion set to open in Glen Oaks
News Melissa Chan 12/14/2012 at 8:19AM

A multimillion dollar psychiatric pavilion in Glen Oaks is slated to open its doors to inpatients next month. Zucker Hillside Hospital officials celebrated the $120 million project on December 7. The 130,000-square-foot facility, which has 115 beds, also includes a center for dementia patients and a new electroconvulsive therapy unit. “The mental health system in [...]

People Making a Buzz
People Making a Buzz
People Toni Cimino 1/06/2012 at 6:19PM

CHRONICLING THE HOLOCAUST   Assemblymember Rory Lancman presented awards to students who have documented the stories of local Holocaust survivors, keeping their stories alive for future generations. The ceremony was held at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, where the students presented their work. Each student participating in the Holocaust awareness program conducted [...]

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 [...]