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Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York: A medical melting pot

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Elmhurst Hospital (Photo: NYC.gov)

Even if immigrants don't get the chance to vote in New York City, they can get sick and count on getting quality care.

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Especially if they live in Elmhurst, in the borough of Queens.

Elmhurst, New York, zip code 11373, is, according to National Geographic, the most ethnically diverse zip code in the USA.

Elmhurst Hospital provides care for nearly 2 million patients a year and it delivers that care in more than 150 different languages.

The international range of patients there makes the hospital a medical melting pot.

That's how writer Rivka Galchen describes Elmhust Hospital in her story in this week's The New Yorker magazine titled "Every Disease on Earth."

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