Northwell Health 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 reachable by car, subway or bus line and anchored by the largest outpatient cancer center in the borough.
Northwell Health at Rego Park 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.
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 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.
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.