New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
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The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country, is a $5.4 billion public benefit corporation that serves 1.3 million New Yorkers and nearly 400,000 who are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides health services at home for New Yorkers.
 About this Community Service Opportunity
The HHC oversees the administration of the City’s public healthcare system. There are over 100 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the corporation. Volunteers are welcomed at any of the HHC’s care facilities.
Two HHC hospitals nearest to Hunter are Metropolitan Hospital (First Avenue and East 98th Street) and Harlem Hospital Center (Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street). Both hospitals serve a diverse patient population. Student volunteers at Metropolitan Hospital may be assigned to assist in nursing and medical care offices, pediatrics, and in outpatient areas reading to children, as well as non-patient areas. Students with second language skills may volunteer as interpreters.
A third HHC hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, is an affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical Center. Located in Elmhurst, Queens, Elmhurst is known as the United Nations of hospitals. Over 85 languages are spoken by Elmhurst patients and staff. Elmhurst’s Department of Volunteer Services assigns volunteers to work in a number of departmental offices, ambulatory care or patient care units. In addition, volunteers may be assigned to work as Chaplain’s aids, after school tutors for children and adolescents in the psychiatric program or pediatric productions in the play program of the pediatric care services. Elmhurst requires a minimum of six hours per week. Volunteers usually work between the hours of 8:00am-8:00pm on Mondays through Fridays. Limited weekend assignments are possible. source
 Important Information for Students
Please make sure all community service opportunities are approved by Dr. Maurer, who can be found in room 236.