Welcome to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's Public Affairs Department. It is our intention to keep the community informed of the many activities, services and programs at Jamaica Hospital.
The Public Affairs Department provides immediate response to all media inquiries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact us during normal business hours, please call 718-206-6020. If you are calling regarding a developing story during evening or weekend hours, please call the hospital switchboard at 718-206-6000 and ask the operator to contact the on-call representative and we will return your call immediately. To speak with a member of our team about a story you are working on, please feel free to contact us directly.
Public Affairs Staff
November 1st 2018
The Ferrara Family Center for Hospice Care Hosts Art Exhibit in Observance of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
On November 14th, Jamaica Hospital’s Ferrara Family Center for Hospice Care will host an art exhibit in observation of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The theme of the exhibit involves calming landscapes; pieces were created to provide hospice patients and their families with visual escapes to serene gardens, countrysides, beaches, and plains. Read more about The Ferrara Family Center for Hospice Care Hosts Art Exhibit in Observance of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month […]
September 26th 2018
With an increasing population entering retirement age each year in New York City, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has observed a spike in patients admitted to the Emergency Department due to falls. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Kicks Off Their Falls Prevention Tour This September[…]
July 18th 2018
Jamaica Hospital Announces the Opening Of the Thomas Santucci Jr., MD Cardiovascular Interventional Suite
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center sits in the heart of a community that is currently experiencing a steady rise in the rates of people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. “There is a significant prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity in our area, all of which contribute to the growing incidence of all types of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes,” explains Dr. Robert Mendelson, Director of Cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Announces the Opening Of the Thomas Santucci Jr., MD Cardiovascular Interventional Suite[…]
June 20th 2018
Adequate access to healthy food is a key issue that affects several Queens communities. In a recent study conducted by Public Health Solutions it was found that areas of the borough, including Jamaica, were deemed as “Food Swamps.” The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), describes food swamps as “neighborhoods where fast food and junk food inundate healthy alternatives.” Read more about Jamaica Hospital to Bring Much Needed Farmers’ Market to the Community […]
June 19th 2018
Dr. Ricardo Ricciardi is one of the first Urologists in New York City to be recognized for his efforts in providing a new and effective way to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that affects millions of men in the United States. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Provides New and Effective Way to Treat Prostate Gland Enlargement[…]
April 16th 2018
Experts Warn This Year’s Allergy Season Could Be Severe Jamaica Hospital Prepares Patients for the Dreaded Pollen Season
Although stretches of warmer weather, blooming flowers and other familiar notes that characterize the spring season may seem delayed; temperatures are certain to heat up over time and pollen production will increase in the next few weeks Read more about Experts Warn This Year’s Allergy Season Could Be Severe Jamaica Hospital Prepares Patients for the Dreaded Pollen Season[…]
April 12th 2018
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has recently been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Read more about Jamaica Hospital Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence[…]
April 3rd 2018
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center received the certificate of excellence from the Quality Improvement Network for Contraceptive Access (QINCA) for providing our patients with access to contraception options in a post-partum setting. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives QINCA Certificate of Excellence[…]
March 28th 2018
For more than two decades, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has been a recognizable resource for identifying the area’s Top Doctors. Read more about MediSys Health Network Doctors Receive Castle Connolly Top Honors […]
March 1st 2018
Being hospitalized can be a difficult situation for many. In addition to dealing with being sick or injured, patients struggle with feelings of depression, stress and loneliness. To help them cope with these emotions, Jamaica Hospital has recently implemented an innovative pilot program that is receiving very encouraging feedback. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Introduces Robotic Pet Therapy to Provide Comfort to Patients[…]
January 26th 2018
Influenza (Flu) is widespread in New York. In a recent report from the New York State Department of Health, it was found that the number of... Read more about As the Flu Runs Rampant in New York City Doctors Warn Patients Antibiotics Are Not Always Best […]
January 1st 2018
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry... Read more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Receives the American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care[…]
October 18th 2017
October 18, 2017 (Jamaica, NY) -Pediatricians and child development experts have long agreed that breast milk is the optimal source of nutri... Read more about Jamaica Hospital to Open Queens’ First Milk Depot[…]
September 27th 2017
September 27, 2017 (Jamaica, NY) - Every year, close to 1,500 women living in Queens New York are diagnosed with breast cancer and within th... Read more about Local Hospital First in Boroughs To Use Breakthrough Breast Cancer Reconstruction Technology[…]
September 27th 2017
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has been named as a recipient of the prestigious National Research Corporation Health (NRC Health) Excellenc... Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives Prestigious NRC Health Excellence Award[…]
July 25th 2017
July 25, 2017 (Jamaica, NY) — Statistics provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) show that exclu... Read more about Jamaica Hospital Aims to Improve Low Breastfeeding Rates in the Community […]
Please see Jamaica Hospital’s directory of experienced clinical team who can provide expert insight and analysis on a wide variety of health care topics.
Emergency Medicine, Trauma
Obstetrics, Maternal / Fetal Medicine
Family Medicine, Palliative &Hospice Care
Allergy and Immunology
Many of our physicians have a great deal of media experience. To discuss arranging an interview, please call the Public Affairs Department at 718-206-6020.
Social Media Articles
18 January 2019
Is A Vegetarian Diet Healthy For Children?
Vegetarian diets have been shown to be safe for children; however, it is important for parents to ensure there is adequate nutrition in their children’s diet that allows for normal growth and development. This can be achieved by being conscious … Continue reading
16 January 2019
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that mainly affects people who are middle-aged or older, but it can affect anyone at any age. There are more than three million people in the United States and 60 million people worldwide … Continue reading
11 January 2019
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Jamaica Hospital would like to join the national effort to increase awareness about birth defects and what can cause them. While not all birth defects are preventable, there are certain healthy behaviors that … Continue reading
9 January 2019
Is The “Stress Hormone” Cortisol Causing You To Gain Weight?
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world. It can be a contributing factor in other diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and dementia. Overeating is often cited as the only reason people are obese. … Continue reading
2 January 2019
Make Your Mental Health a Priority This New Year
Tis’ the season for New Year Resolutions! We are all talking about shedding some holiday pounds, keeping ourselves more organized or just living our best lives in 2019. While striving towards those goals, why not included your mental health in … Continue reading
28 December 2018
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic bowel disease that affects the large intestine, or colon. People with UC experience inflammation of the colon, which is typically marked by swelling and irritation that eventually leads to the development of ulcers (open sores) … Continue reading
26 December 2018
What Will Your New Year’s Resolution Be For 2019 ?
Some popular resolutions that people be make for 2019 are to: • Lose weight • Get organized • Spend less • Quit smoking • Fall in love The percentage of people who make New Year’s resolutions is about 45% of the population. People in their twenties … Continue reading