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Our Mission

Episcopal Health Services, in partnership with our community, provides exceptional healthcare and education programs in an academic setting across the continuum of care. We deliver high quality, value based services with cultural sensitivity to the faiths and traditions of those we serve.

Our Vision

Episcopal Health Services will build an effective coalition aimed at achieving improved community health status in a financially stable environment, with emphasis on serving the needs of our patients and families, while training the physicians and healthcare providers of tomorrow.

Our Values


C– Compassion
A– Accountability
R– Respect
E– Empathy

Who We Are

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission’s Health Facilities Accreditation Program and is approved by the New York State Department of Health. The hospital is a recipient of the Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award and the Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

St. John’s is a teaching hospital, training over 180 residents annually in 10 Graduate Medical Education Programs accredited by the New York State Department of Education. Our Family Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Rotating Internship and Ophthalmology Programs are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Psychiatry are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Graduate Medical Education Programs in Podiatry and Wound Care are accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

The hospital strives to support area residents to achieve optimal health outcomes and quality of life. Services extend beyond inpatient and outpatient care to include outreach to the community to improve health status. Outreach services include behavioral health screening, screening for hypertension, asthma and diabetes, information on health insurance, social work and nutrition counseling, and the Speaker’s Bureau, which offers assistance to community organizations by arranging for doctors, nurses, social workers, pastors, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals who conduct health education on topics such as childbirth and parenting, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, grieving, weight management and nutrition, osteoporosis, cholesterol management, substance abuse, scabies, exercise, aging, depression and emergency care. The hospital’s Mobile Health Unit offers services, such as administering flu shots and sharing imperative health education materials, that support the community’s health initiatives and healthcare partners on the Peninsula.