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Northwell Opens $52M Cancer Center, Multispecialty Practice In Queens

Northwell Health today announced the opening of a transformative suite of medical practices meant to cover a host of conditions and deliver complex, coordinated health care in the heart of Queens, a $52 million, 70,000-square-foot facility easily reachable by car, subway or bus line and anchored by the largest outpatient cancer center in the borough.

Northwell Health at Rego Park, located at 95-25 Queens Boulevard, will include Northwell Health Labs, Vivo Health Pharmacy, Rego Park Imaging, STARS rehabilitation as well as specialists in bariatrics and weight management, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, general surgery, hepatology, HIV, internal medicine, maternal fetal, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pulmonary, rheumatology, urology, vascular and wound care. In addition, Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Rego Park will serve as a standalone center and provide best-in-class oncology care along with supportive and ancillary services such as nutrition, social work, nurse navigation, survivorship and genetic counseling as well as access to clinical trials. Northwell is committed to working with patients in their own languages, from Spanish and Chinese to Korean, Russian, Hindi and Bengali.

“Northwell has long been dedicated to serving the diverse population in Queens through our hospitals and by offering an array of specialty services, including bringing highly regarded transplant and cardiac programs closer to home,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell. “Now we’re proud to extend Northwell’s world class cancer care to this vibrant multicultural community because cancer spares no ethnic group, it knows no bounds – and neither do our medical experts when it comes to treating this pervasive and deadly disease.”

Spanning two floors, the Cancer Institute provides access to specialists in breast surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecologic oncology, head and neck surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, urology, medical oncology and hematology. The $32 million center includes an infusion center with 42 private treatment areas and a host of medical/surgical oncology suites and exam rooms. Oncologists and cancer surgeons work together as a team to deliver coordinated, personalized care for all types of cancer, including breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, urologic cancers, lung cancers, head and neck cancers and gynecologic cancers.

As part of the new cancer center, Queens Medical Associates (QMA), a member of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, will move its highly regarded hematology and oncology practice, located in Fresh Meadows for over 30 years, to Rego Park. QMA also will maintain practices in other Queens neighborhoods. In the same building, patients can also access medical specialists to help with any side effects from treatment, advanced diagnostic and screening imaging services to serve the needs of both cancer patients and other patients, clinical trials, nurse navigation and support services. Northwell treats about 19,000 New Yorkers with cancer each year, more than any other cancer provider in the state. Its cancer specialists and staff speak more than 30 languages and dialects, which meets the medical and cultural needs of the diverse populations it serves in the community.

“We’re excited to open a new outpatient cancer center in the heart of Queens to deliver the best cancer care close to where people live,” said Richard Barakat, MD, physician-in-chief and executive director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. “Northwell is uniquely positioned to care for patients in Queens – one of the most diverse places in the country. To meet the needs of our patients, we have cancer experts and other health care professionals who speak numerous languages and are culturally sensitive to the populations we serve. Also, to remove any barrier to care, the center has translated medical forms, brochures and other communications into several languages.”

Rego Park cancer patients will have seamless access to specialized services at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills Hospital, comprehensive surgical care, including leading experts in robotic surgery, from R.J. Zuckerberg Cancer Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park and its Cancer Center in Lake Success. Meanwhile, Rego Park Imaging offers PET scan, CT scan, DEXA scan, MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray, along with breast screening and diagnostic imaging services.

“The expansion at Rego Park is a major commitment to better support central Queens and align with the outstanding care already being offered at LIJ Forest Hills,” said John D’Angelo, MD, senior vice president and regional executive director of Northwell’s Central region. “We have a long history of service to Queens and we’re doubling down at Rego Park by adding more of what’s in demand, from OB/GYN coverage to neurology and advanced imaging services.”

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