2013-08-09 / Top Stories

Addabbo Center Takes on St. John’s Clinics


Far Rockaway’s St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (left) has announced service to its Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric ambulatory clinic patients will now be provided by the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers (right). Far Rockaway’s St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (left) has announced service to its Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric ambulatory clinic patients will now be provided by the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers (right). According to a St. John’s Episcopal Hospital media release, the Far Rockaway hospital and Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers have entered into a “new relationship that will bring improved primary healthcare to the Rockaways and strengthen both institutions.”

As of August 1st, patients from St. John’s Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric ambulatory clinics will be moved to the two Addabbo Health Centers in the Rockaways. The Addabbo Centers are located at 6200 Beach Channel Drive and 1288 Central Avenue.

Richard Brown, Interim Chief Executive Officer of St. John’s, said, “The new agreement between St. John’s and Addabbo will usher in a new level of collaboration between two major providers of health care in the Rockaways and bring numerous benefits to both institutions. Our patients will enjoy Addabbo’s well-organized care and have a choice of locations. Our allopathic and osteopathic residency programs will receive more robust and vigorous training for the future physicians of our community.”

Interim Executive Director of Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers Robert Fliegel, said, “We are very proud to partner with St. John’s.

“Our new Addabbo-St. John’s arrangement will enhance the quality of care to our patients through St. John’s educational residency programs. It is the first in a series of cooperative initiatives between our two organizations. Through this collaboration, our goal is to ensure that the provision of health care to the Rockaways will be stronger than ever.”

The Hospital will continue to operate its numerous ambulatory specialty services, which will soon move to a new office, currently under construction, located across from the hospital on Beach 20th Street. Some St. John’s physicians will continue to see their patients at the Addabbo Center.

St. John’s Internal Medicine and Family Practice residency programs will rotate through the Addabbo Family Health Centers.

St. John’s reports that as a result of the new arrangement and several planned relocations, the newly vacant former ambulatory clinic space at the hospital will make it possible for the first phase of the long-awaited $15 million Emergency Department expansion to begin.

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