How can I help?

There are many ways you can contribute to the growth of
the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Each year, we provide
millions of dollars of high quality care that goes uncompensated.
Your donation would help us to purchase new equipment, hire
additional staff, update our facilities or continue our many
community programs.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has been designated a financially
distressed hospital. The Development Department is responsible
for fundraising to benefit JamaicaHospital Medical Center
as well as the recording, acknowledgement and designation
of all donations. You can reach this department at 718-206-8613.

Fundraising Events

Every year, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center organizes a
dinner dance. The proceeds from these events benefit an area
within the hospital. This year, all monies raised will benefit
the Disaster Response Fund.

Memorial gifts

When coping with the loss of a loved one, grieving family
members and friends often decide to make a memorial donation
to Jamaica Hospital in the name of the deceased. These gifts
may benefit a specific area of the hospital, or go to the
hospital’s general operating funds. For example, if the deceased
was treated in the Coronary Care Unit, a donor might request
that his or her gift benefit that unit. That money would then
be used toward the purchase of new equipment, recruitment
of additional staff or maintenance of special outreach programs
in that area.

Sometimes, family members request that people paying their
respects to the deceased’s family make a donation to an organization
in lieu of sending flowers.

Memorial gifts should be in the form of checks payable to
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The donor must indicate the
name of the person being memorialized and the area-if any-within
the hospital to benefit. If the donor or donors would like
surviving family members to be notified that a gift was made
in the deceased’s name, that information should be provided
as well. Memorial gifts should be mailed to the attention
of the Development Department, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center,
8900 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, New York, 11418. Credit
card orders may also be called in to the Development Department
at 718-206-8613.

Naming Opportunities

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center provides opportunities
to dedicate areas of equipment to someone or a company. A
donor may name a medical unit, patient room, building, or
piece of equipment or nursing station. There are several ways
to do this:

  • A patient room could have a wall plaque that reads “In
    Honor of Mary Smith”
  • A building could be named as “The Jane Doe Pavilion”
  • A unit could be named such as “The John Smith Emergency
  • A pediatric asthma chair could have a plaque that reads
    “Donated by “XYZ Company”

The amount of the donation varies with the area. For a brochure
on naming opportunities, please call the Development Department
at 718-206-8613.