Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center at Forest Hills today debuted a new, state-of-the-art Imaging Center, part of an $8.2 million expansion of the hospital’s radiology and obstetrics/gynecology (Ob/Gyn) departments.
Radiology recently vacated space it shared with Ob/Gyn on the hospital’s third floor to make room for single-patient rooms slated to debut in late 2017.
Samuel Kim, MD, chair of radiology at LIJ Forest Hills, along with radiologists Hoi Huang, MD, and Jerry Chang, MD, will provide diagnostic services at the center, including low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, digital X-rays, ultrasounds and interventional radiology procedures such as biopsies and drainages.
In 2015, nearly 85,000 diagnostic tests were performed by the radiology department at LIJ Forest Hills.
“Our goal is to bring resources to the community as opposed to many other health systems that have a hub and spoke model that try and pull things out of the community. Northwell Health believes that the right way to deliver care is with a local presence where all the health care relationships are,” Jason Naidich, MD, chair of radiology for Northwell Health, said today at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the center.
Costing approximately $3.2 million, the Imaging Center is housed in a space previously used by the hospital’s outpatient clinic, which is accessible by a ramp walkway on 102nd Street.
US Rep. Grace Meng, New York City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz and a representative for Borough President Melinda Katz also attended today’s ceremony.