Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has been operating (so to speak) in the Queens Borough of New York since before the nation of Jamaica even was born. Originally founded in 1892, the hospital serves Queens and eastern Brooklyn with general medical, pediatric, psychiatric, and ambulatory services. The facility has about 380 beds. The hospital's specialty services include a coma recovery unit, a dialysis center, a psychiatric emergency department, a rehabilitation center, as well as a traumatic brain injury recovery unit. The hospital also operates a nursing home with more than 220 beds, as well as a network of family health clinics. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a subsidiary of MediSys Health Network.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a teaching facility associated with several educational organizations including Cornell University's Weill Medical College, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. It provides residency programs as well as specialist programs in areas including dentistry, podiatry, osteopathic medicine, and physician assistant training. Some of its residency programs are conducted in partnership with other regional health centers including the New York Hospital and the Montefiore Medical Center. – less