10 Things to Know About Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst (N.Y.) Hospital Center is a community teaching hospital with a long history of providing comprehensive healthcare services to individuals of all backgrounds and income levels. The hospital is affiliated with the New York City-based Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Here are 10 things to know about Elmhurst Hospital Center.

1. Chris Constantino serves as the hospital's executive director.

2. The hospital has a Community Advisory Board, composed of more than 25 members.

3. Elmhurst Hospital has 545 patient beds.

4. There are 4,102 employees at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

5. According to the American Hospital Directory, the hospital's total revenue surpassed $1 billion in 2011. The hospital's net income was $61 million, resulting in a 6.1 percent profit margin.

6. In 2011, 3,748 babies were delivered at Elmhurst Hospital Center. The hospital also received 540,969 outpatient visits and 143,466 emergency room visits.

7. Elmhurst Hospital Center was one of only 14 recipients in New York to receive a 2011 IPRO Quality Award given by the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization to recognize healthcare providers that demonstrate a commitment to improving healthcare services in New York.

8. The origins of Elmhurst Hospital can be traced back to the mid-1800s and an institution known as City Hospital, which was built to serve the poor.

9. Elmhurst Hospital Center has a long history with maternal and child healthcare. In 1918, the hospital established the nation's first children's health center.

10. Earlier this year, Elmhurst Hospital Center won a Greencare Award, which recognizes its commitment to providing environmentally sustainable healthcare. The hospital was selected among more than 125 applicants.

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