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 11th 2020
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens is delivering an innovative integrative care model for recovering coronavirus patients. The hospital’s Post-COVID Care Center is going beyond routine medic Read more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Uses Novel Integrative Health Approach for Post-COVID Care[…]
September 18th 2020
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, most health authorities were operating under the belief that the virus, while extremely dangerous for some, was a short-term illness. Most young, hea Read more about MediSys Health Network Announces Opening of Community Post-COVID Care Center […]
September 14th 2020
Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, recently announced their 2020 list of Women’s Care Awards recipients and this year Jamaica Hospital Medical Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives 2020 Women's Care Awards[…]
March 12th 2020
On March 11, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center received confirmation from the NYC DOH that one of our patients tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case at our hospital. As a hosp Read more about Jamaica Hospital Confirms First Case of COVID-19[…]
March 5th 2020
There are over 5,000 hospitals in the United States, so to be listed as one of the top 250 in the country is quite an accomplishment. Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physic Read more about Jamaica Hospital Makes America's 250 Best Hospitals List[…]
February 13th 2020
On February 2nd, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the special announcement that a delegation of bilingual mental health professionals was being deployed to Puerto Rico to provide much-needed Read more about Jamaica Hospital Welcomes Home Puerto Rico Earthquake Response Team[…]
January 23rd 2020
A first responder is defined as someone designated or trained to respond to an emergency. While many individuals fit this description, some of the most vital to our community are the brave men and wo Read more about NYPD Recognizes Jamaica Hospital’s Trauma Department For Its Service to the Community[…]
December 12th 2019
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that its Emergency Department recently received Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Clinica Read more about Jamaica Hospital's ER Earns Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation[…]
July 8th 2019
The average American is living longer now than ever before, and while this is very good news, it does require the healthcare industry to adapt to caring for a growing senior population. Senior cit Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation[…]
July 3rd 2019
Jamaica Hospital recently became a designated Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, an advancement in stroke care brought on by the evolving stroke system of care in New York City. This designation wa Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives Prestigious Stroke Center Designation[…]
April 11th 2019
An average day for President Scott Molina and May Uri, Vice President of Human Resources at Resorts World Casino New York City involves long hours filled with planning and executing business objectiv Read more about Hospital and Casino Executives Dedicate Their Time to National Drop Everything and Read Day[…]
March 13th 2019
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Announces Partnership with LegalHealth to Provide Legal Services to Patients
On a daily basis New Yorkers, especially low-income residents, face challenging financial and social issues. These factors can negatively impact their lives in many ways, most notably their physical Read more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Announces Partnership with LegalHealth to Provide Legal Services to Patients[…]
January 31st 2019
The opioid epidemic continues to plague New York City communities. According to the City’s Department of Health, there were 694 confirmed overdose deaths from January to June 2018, and a fatal dru Read more about Jamaica Hospital First In Queens To Join HealingNYC’s Relay […]
January 31st 2019
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding eye disorder that affects premature babies. It results in the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the retina (the layer of cells at the back Read more about Jamaica Hospital Initiative Focuses on Vision Saving Service for Premature Babies […]
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 involv 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
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 involv Read more about Jamaica Hospital Kicks Off Their Falls Prevention Tour This September[…]
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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
5 March 2021
What To Expect After You Receive Your Vaccine
Jamaica Hospital would like to provide our community with the facts about what to expect after getting the vaccine. The most common side effect associated with the COVID vaccine is pain and swelling in your arm at the location of … Continue reading
4 March 2021
COVID-19 Myth or Fact
A very common myth is that Covid-19 affects older people more severely than younger people. The fact is that while older people tend to have more risk factors, people of any age can and do get the virus. A younger … Continue reading
3 March 2021
Birth defects are defined as conditions that are present when a baby is born and can affect nearly every part of the body. Conditions such as cleft lip can be easily diagnosed. Other conditions such as deafness or heart defects … Continue reading
1 March 2021
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthIn February 2000, President Clinton dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States today. It is estimated that 140,000 people are … Continue reading
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26 February 2021
Should I Let My Child Play Sports During the COVID Pandemic?
As we slowly attempt to return to some degree of normalcy during the COVID pandemic, many activities are beginning to resume, this includes youth sports to be played. Depending on the state or region you live in, your children may … Continue reading
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24 February 2021
#WorkoutWednesday – Low Intensity Running
It is no secret that exercise does wonders for your health. Running, in particular, offers many benefits, and is known to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, … Continue reading
23 February 2021
Employee Spotlight Shines on Karen Codd
This month, we are proud to shine our Employee Spotlight on Karen Codd, Community Wellness Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry. Karen has been working at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center since 2015, first as a creative arts therapy extern and … Continue reading
18 February 2021
Ayshea Beswick-Bailey Shares Her “Jamaica Journey”
Thousands of people work at Jamaica Hospital and each has their own unique story to tell about their career path. The following is one of them. Ayshea Beswick-Bailey RN, MSN, PMHNP; Clinical Nurse Manager for Psych-3, began her career journey … Continue reading
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11 February 2021
Should You Get a Flu Vaccine During the Pandemic?
Many people have asked whether or not they should get the flu shot during this year’s pandemic. According to medical experts, the answer is yes. There are a few very good reasons why getting a flu shot is the correct … Continue reading
9 February 2021
National Toothache Day
National Toothache Day occurs each year on February 9th. In honor of this observation, we are sharing a few remedies to get temporary relief from a minor toothache. Here are a few: Saltwater rinse- Saltwater is a natural antibacterial agent. … Continue reading