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
February 1st 2024
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2024, by Healthgrades. The achievement places Jamaica Hospital in the top 2% Read more about Jamaica Hospital Named One Of America’s 100 Best Hospitals[…]
June 16th 2023
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has announced that it will be breaking ground for its new Emergency Department (ED) on Friday, June 16th. This is the first major expansion of the hospital’s ED to Read more about Jamaica Hospital Announces Groundbreaking For New Emergency Department[…]
March 16th 2023
Jamaica Hospital First In Queens To Successfully Complete DVT Procedure Using Protrieve™ and ClotTriever BOLD™
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center recently announced being the first hospital in Queens to use Protrieve™ and ClotTriever BOLD™ for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs when Read more about Jamaica Hospital First In Queens To Successfully Complete DVT Procedure Using Protrieve™ and ClotTriever BOLD™ […]
January 12th 2023
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER AND MEDISYS HEALTH NETWORK ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION TO ENHANCE CANCER CARE IN QUEENS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and MediSys Health Network (Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center) today announced a new collaboration that will expand acc Read more about MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER AND MEDISYS HEALTH NETWORK ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION TO ENHANCE CANCER CARE IN QUEENS[…]
December 15th 2022
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center announced the opening of its new pediatric ophthalmology center. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility and the purchase of equipment was made possible thanks t Read more about Jamaica Hospital Announces The Opening Of Its New, State-Of-The-Art Pediatric Eye Center[…]
December 8th 2022
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center First Hospital in Queens to Utilize Ceribell Rapid Response Technology
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is the first hospital in Queens to utilize the most advanced technology to detect and diagnose seizure activity for critically ill patients to ensure they receive the Read more about Jamaica Hospital Medical Center First Hospital in Queens to Utilize Ceribell Rapid Response Technology[…]
September 27th 2022
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to introduce the innovative Mako SmartRobotics surgical platform to our Department of Orthopedic Surgery. This state-of-the-art advancement in joint replaceme Read more about Jamaica Hospital Now Offers The Mako SmartRobotics Surgical Platform […]
June 9th 2022
Jamaica Hospital Signs M.O.U. With Members of The NYC Crisis Management System King of Kings, Life Camp, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services- Rock Safe Streets To Address Gun Violence Epidemic In Our Community
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, firearm violence is a serious public health problem. About 124 people in the U.S. die each day from firearm-related injuries. Gun violen Read more about Jamaica Hospital Signs M.O.U. With Members of The NYC Crisis Management System King of Kings, Life Camp, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services- Rock Safe Streets To Address Gun Violence Epidemic In Our Community[…]
March 11th 2022
On February 17, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the formation of his administration’s COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force. This task force was created to advise the a Read more about MediSys Health Network CEO Named to the Mayor’s Health Equity Task Force[…]
March 8th 2022
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has once again earned multiple, top-ranking Healthgrades awards for 2022, classifying the network as a nationally recognized, high-performing healthcare organization. Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives Top Honors in Healthgrades 2022 Awards[…]
November 11th 2021
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center announced that it will be opening its new, ultra-modern, orthopedic surgery center on November 11, 2021. The 4,800 square foot center was created to provide a patien Read more about Jamaica Hospital Opens New, State-Of-The-Art Orthopedic Surgery Center[…]
June 3rd 2021
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to receive Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). To receive this elite distinction, facili Read more about Jamaica Hospital Receives Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence Designation[…]
March 31st 2021
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center neurosurgeons were the first ever in Queens to perform a life-saving cerebrovascular operation. The surgical team led by Dr. Mohsen Nouri and Dr. Amrit Chiluwal succes Read more about Jamaica Hospital Neurosurgeons Perform First Ever Cerebral Bypass Operation in Queens[…]
March 19th 2021
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is the proud recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 America's 250 Best Hospitals award. This premier distinction is only given to hospitals that rank in the top 5% in the Read more about Jamaica Hospital Ranked Among 2021’s Best Hospitals In America[…]
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 […]
Please see Jamaica Hospital’s directory of experienced clinicians who can provide expert insight and analysis on a wide variety of health care topics.
Emergency Medicine, Trauma
J. Krystal Ascencio
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Family Medicine, Palliative &Hospice Care
Kavitha T. Ram
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine, Palliative Care, Integrative Care
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
22 February 2024
Potty Training Tips
Everyone who has ever experienced potty training a child knows that it can be challenging. One of the challenges people encounter is deciding when to begin potty training. The average age for commencing potty training is between 18 months and … Continue reading
21 February 2024
How Does Anesthesia Work?
Anesthesia is medicine used to manage pain during a wide range of medical procedures, including everything from tooth extractions and biopsies to appendectomies, cancer surgery, and childbirth. Anesthesia is an important part of these procedures; without it, many of them … Continue reading
13 February 2024
How Does Being in Love Affect Your Body?
Love is no simple feeling; in fact, being in love with someone can cause a complex swirl of different emotions, like happiness, desire, and excitement, as well as some potentially negative feelings, such as anxiety and over-attachment. These emotions are … Continue reading
9 February 2024
Recognizing the Signs of Online Gambling Addiction
When you’re virtually betting on a football game or playing casino games like poker or roulette through a website or an app, there are plenty of opportunities and platforms available today for online gambling. However, with such an increase in … Continue reading
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7 February 2024
What is the Difference Between RSV and the Common Cold?
In the cold weather seasons, illnesses such as the common cold and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) often run rampant, infecting millions of people each year. Both share similar symptoms, which can make it difficult to tell them apart. Because RSV … Continue reading
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7 February 2024
Low Vision Awareness Month
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly three million Americans suffer from low vision, a visual impairment that cannot be corrected through medical treatments such as surgery, medication, or specialized eyewear. Low vision is most common among people aged … Continue reading
5 February 2024
Jamaica Hospital Named One Of America’s 100 Best Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2024, by Healthgrades. The achievement places Jamaica Hospital in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance and … Continue reading
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31 January 2024
Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Supporting Your Physical Well-Being
With the first month of 2024 coming to an end, it’s a great time to check in on the progress you’ve made toward the goals you’ve set for the year. Whether you’re looking to get into better physical shape, reach … Continue reading
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29 January 2024
Meet Our Doctors: Dr. Morteza Modaber
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Morteza Modaber, the new Director of Neurology for both Jamaica Hospital and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modaber obtained his medical degree at Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, before coming … Continue reading
25 January 2024
Employee Spotlight Shines on Christa Deleon
This month, we are proud to shine our Employee Spotlight on Christa Deleon, Executive Administrative Assistant in our Food and Nutrition Department. Christa has been working at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for 10 years. She grew up in Island Trees … Continue reading