Mount Sinai Queens serves as a community hospital for a culturally and ethnically diverse population in western Queens. Our primary service area of Astoria, Long Island City, and Sunnyside and our secondary service area of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Woodside represent a population of nearly 400,000 people — almost one-fifth of the total Queens' population.
Traditionally the area surrounding the Hospital has been the home to a large Greek population, but recent years have brought an increasing number of immigrants from Asia and Latin America, and notably from Ireland, China, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Columbia and Romania. While our neighbors speak more than 160 languages, the top languages we hear in the Hospital are English, Greek, Spanish, Bengali, Italian and Hindi.
We believe it is important to speak in the language of those that we serve, but we also know it is necessary to understand the culture of those seeking assistance. Mount Sinai Queens is proud of its staff's language aptitude and cultural sensitivity, which enhance the Hospital's ability to serve.
Mount Sinai Queens cares about our neighbors in "sickness and in health." The Hospital is committed to steadily improving the health of the deserving residents of western Queens through not only our inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, but also through our community and business outreach via events, partnerships and our Workplace Wellness program.