Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Coordinates: 40°42′02″N 73°48′58″W / 40.7005°N 73.816°W / 40.7005; -73.816
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Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
MediSys Health Network
Jamaica Hospital, 2012
LocationQueens, New York, United States
Coordinates40°42′02″N 73°48′58″W / 40.7005°N 73.816°W / 40.7005; -73.816
Affiliated universityNew York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
NetworkMediSys Health Network
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
Beds607,[2] 402[1]
Public transit access New York City Subway:
"E" train at Jamaica–Van Wyck
Bus interchange MTA New York City Bus: Q24, Q54, Q56, Q60[3][4]
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in Queens

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a private, non-profit teaching hospital and emergency facility in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York City, on the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway at Jamaica Avenue. The hospital is a clinical campus of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and provides clinical clerkship education for the college's osteopathic medical students. [5]


Since 1837, the village of Jamaica, Queens, had been served by the stagecoach. In 1883, the Long Island Rail Road opened its Atlantic Branch to Brooklyn, making Jamaica a suburb of New York City. The residents held a fundraiser in 1883 and collected $179.40 (equivalent to $5,634 in 2022). This money was saved until the Jamaica Hospital was opened in 1891 near what is now Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street. At that time the founders applied to state officials for a certificate of incorporation, which was granted on February 20, 1892.[6]

Jamaica Hospital's first permanent location opened on June 18, 1898, near the Union Hall Street station on the east side of New York Avenue (Guy Brewer Blvd), a short distance north of South Street. The new hospital building opened on May 1, and despite not being ready to fully receive patients, admitted its first patients several days later. Due to an influx of wounded during the Spanish–American War, by July every available space was occupied by soldiers.

Jamaica Hospital dedicated[edit]

The new Jamaica Hospital building on Van Wyck Boulevard was completed on August 24, 1924, where the first patient was admitted. The following day the building was dedicated and Jamaica Hospital formally opened.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "About Us - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center". Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jamaica Hospital Medical Center". American Hospital Directory. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "Directions & Parking - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center". Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Queens Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 2022. Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  5. ^ "Clinical Education Institutions | College of Osteopathic Medicine | New York Tech". www.nyit.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  6. ^ "History of Jamaica Hospital". Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  7. ^ The Long Island Press, August 26th, 1924

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