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SI Live- Surgeon's $500k Donation

Posted: 5/24/2017 5:14:42 PM

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/dr_urs_donates_500k_for_new_er.html#incart_river_home  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Richmond University Medical Center received a $500,000 donation Friday from philanthropist and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Krishne Urs for its emergency department construction project. Dr. Urs' pledge, which will go toward the medical center's $65 million project, was made during a ceremony in the hospital's MLB conference room. Daniel Messina, president and CEO of t...

Daniel J. Messina Elected to Board of Regional Hospital Association

Posted: 5/24/2017 3:18:50 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT & CEO DR. DANIEL J. MESSINA ELECTED TO BOARD OF REGIONAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION   ***Elected to 3-year term in leadership of Greater New York Hospital Association***   STATEN ISLAND, NY – Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that its’ President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), ...

Daniel J. Messina Elected to Board of Regional Hospital Association

Posted: 5/24/2017 3:18:50 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT & CEO DR. DANIEL J. MESSINA ELECTED TO BOARD OF REGIONAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION   ***Elected to 3-year term in leadership of Greater New York Hospital Association***   STATEN ISLAND, NY – Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that its’ President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), ...

SI Live- Subaru Donation

Posted: 5/10/2017 5:29:01 PM

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/05/subaru_donates_to_rumc_emergen.html#incart_river_home

SI Live- Subaru Donation

Posted: 5/10/2017 5:29:01 PM

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/05/subaru_donates_to_rumc_emergen.html#incart_river_home

NY1 News- Childbirth Classes

Posted: 12/14/2016 4:26:10 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2016/12/14/rumc-childbirth-classes-empower-new-parents.html

First Dual Certified Trauma Center

Posted: 10/17/2016 1:30:41 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER:  ONLY LEVEL I ADULT TRAUMA CENTER & LEVEL II PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CENTER IN NYC *** Rigorous American College of Surgeons Verification Process Leads to Prestigious Recognition of Trauma Programs*** STATEN ISLAND, NY – The trauma center at Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that it has received verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as the only dually-accredited Level I Adult Trauma...

First Dual Certified Trauma Center

Posted: 10/17/2016 1:30:41 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER:  ONLY LEVEL I ADULT TRAUMA CENTER & LEVEL II PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CENTER IN NYC *** Rigorous American College of Surgeons Verification Process Leads to Prestigious Recognition of Trauma Programs*** STATEN ISLAND, NY – The trauma center at Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that it has received verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as the only dually-accredited Level I Adult Trauma...

Perinatal Joint Comission Care Certification

Posted: 10/10/2016 1:31:17 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY EARNS PRESTIGIOUS PERINATAL CARE CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION   STATEN ISLAND, NY – Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that it has received the prestigious Joint Commission Perinatal Care Certification; becoming one of only two hospitals in New York City, and the first on Staten Island, to receive the recognition of its outstanding care in the period immediately before and after birth. The Joint Commissi...

Perinatal Joint Comission Care Certification

Posted: 10/10/2016 1:31:17 PM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY EARNS PRESTIGIOUS PERINATAL CARE CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION   STATEN ISLAND, NY – Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network, today announced that it has received the prestigious Joint Commission Perinatal Care Certification; becoming one of only two hospitals in New York City, and the first on Staten Island, to receive the recognition of its outstanding care in the period immediately before and after birth. The Joint Commissi...

SILive: RUMC Receives Prestigious Baby Friendly Award

Posted: 6/24/2016 1:27:15 PM

http://blog.silive.com/gracelyns_chronicles/2016/06/rumc_receives_presitigious_bab.html BY  DR. GRACELYN SANTOS  gsantos@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in West Brighton announced this week that it has received the prestigious international recognition as a "Baby-Friendly" birth facility. RUMC is the only Staten Island hospital to be so designated and is the 6th hospital in NYC/Metro area and the 12th hospital in New York State to receive the...

SILive: RUMC Receives Prestigious Baby Friendly Award

Posted: 6/24/2016 1:27:15 PM

http://blog.silive.com/gracelyns_chronicles/2016/06/rumc_receives_presitigious_bab.html BY  DR. GRACELYN SANTOS  gsantos@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in West Brighton announced this week that it has received the prestigious international recognition as a "Baby-Friendly" birth facility. RUMC is the only Staten Island hospital to be so designated and is the 6th hospital in NYC/Metro area and the 12th hospital in New York State to receive the...

NY1 News 6/9/2016

Posted: 6/10/2016 1:44:31 PM

City Council Secures $13.5 Million for New ER at Richmond University Medical Center The city council secures $13.5 million for Richmond University Medical Center's new Emergency Room. NY1's Aaron Dickens was the details. Officials at Richmond University Medical Center say about 200 people are admitted to it's emergency room every day on average. "The current emergency room was built for about 25,000 patients. Right now we are the neighborhood of 65 to 70,000," said Daniel Messina, President and CEO of R...

SI Live 6/8/2016

Posted: 6/10/2016 1:43:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/council_puts_135m_toward_criti.html#incart_river_home CITY HALL -- The City Council is putting up $13.5 million for critical upgrades at Richmond University Medical Center.  The funding for hospital emergency room improvements is part of a $82.1 billion budget agreement announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council on Wednesday afternoon.   The Council had asked th e de Blasio administration to allocate $10 million in capital funds for RU...

SI Live: 5/20/2016

Posted: 5/23/2016 5:08:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/richmond_university_medical_ce_7.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Whether you suddenly find yourself suffering from a fever when your regular doctor doesn't have office hours, or you need to make an appointment to see a physician for a nagging cold, Richmond University Medical Center's new primary care/walk-in center in West Brighton can accommodate both scenarios. Unlike a typical urgent care center that doesn't allow patients to make appointments, the new...

Richmond University Medical Center Nationally Recognized For Top Stroke Treatment

Posted: 5/13/2016 11:00:00 AM

Richmond University Medical Center Nationally Recognized For Top Stroke Treatment American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award demonstrates RUMC’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients STATEN ISLAND, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with ...

RUMC Announces Naming of the Cardiac Cath Lab

Posted: 5/4/2016 5:36:31 PM

At Richmond University Medical Center, we're proud of the involvement our physicians have within our hospital community. That involvement extends to their financial generosity. On April 15th, our Cardiac Catheterization Lab was dedicated in honor of Dr. Samala Swamy (3rd fr. right), who has pledged $250,000 to support our Capital Campaign for a new Emergency Department. We were pleased to host many of Dr. Swamy's family members and colleagues; along with hospital trustees and staff. Dr. Samala Swamy has...

NY1 News 4/29/2016

Posted: 5/4/2016 5:28:31 PM

RUMC CEO Makes Plea for ER Funding Mayor DeBlasio's budget released this week did not include any funding for a new emergency room at Richmond University Medical Center.   President and CEO Daniel Messina joined NY1's Anthony Pascale to discuss where the plan goes from here.   http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/week-in-review/2016/04/29/rumc-ceo-pleas-with-mayor-for-er-funding.html   

SI Live 4/24/2016

Posted: 5/4/2016 5:08:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/04/mr_mayor_our_hospital_needs_yo.html#incart_river_index STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island is the only borough without a city hospital and it's been that way for a long time. While mergers and expansions have enhanced the scope of service and quality of care being offered by the borough's two private institutions -- Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center -- there are plans underway for a major upgrad...

SI Live 4/20/2016

Posted: 5/4/2016 5:06:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2016/04/2_staten_island_healthcare_pro.html STATEN ISLAND, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center and the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) signed an agreement to merge and integrate SIMHS' broad range of behavioral health services into the hospital's existing medical and behavioral programs. The two healthcare entities believe this will result in a comprehensive network across Staten Island. The agreement represents a first-step toward a full...

NY1 News: RUMC Maternity Labeled "Baby Friendly"

Posted: 4/21/2016 1:37:58 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2016/06/27/rumc-maternity-unit-recognized-as--baby-friendly-.html A Staten Island hospital is recognized for providing top-notch maternity care.  Richmond University Medical Center is now designated as a "Baby-Friendly" birthing facility.  It's part of a global initiative through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund.  The organizations accredit hospitals for using best practices for infant-feeding and mother-baby bon...

NY1 News: RUMC Maternity Labeled "Baby Friendly"

Posted: 4/21/2016 1:37:58 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2016/06/27/rumc-maternity-unit-recognized-as--baby-friendly-.html A Staten Island hospital is recognized for providing top-notch maternity care.  Richmond University Medical Center is now designated as a "Baby-Friendly" birthing facility.  It's part of a global initiative through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund.  The organizations accredit hospitals for using best practices for infant-feeding and mother-baby bon...

Merger Agreement 4/13/2016

Posted: 4/13/2016 4:00:00 AM

RICHMOND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER & THE STATEN ISLAND MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF MERGER AGREEMENT Move builds an expansive network of community-based, integrated behavioral and medical services Staten Island, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network and the Icahn School of Medicine, and the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) today announced that the two organizations have signed an agreement to merge that, upon closing, will all...

SI Live: 3/1/2016

Posted: 3/1/2016 5:00:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2016/02/richmond_university_medical_ce_8.html#incart_river_home STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Prominent Staten Islanders gathered at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton early Monday evening for a dual celebration: The announcement of a $1.5 million gift for the hospital's Emergency Department capital campaign, and the naming of the Allan Weissglass Pavilion Center for Ambulatory Care in honor of the long-time community and business leader. The $...

SI Live: 4/8/2016

Posted: 3/1/2016 5:00:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/rumc_er_de_blasio.html CITY HALL -- The City Council wants Mayor Bill de Blasio to help fund much-needed  emergency department improvements at Richmond University Medical Center that will cost $60 million. The overburdened hospital already serves a community where most impoverished, underserved and minority Staten Islanders live.  But the new facility is also meant to be better equipped to handle an increase in patients during storms lik...

SI Live: 2/22/2016

Posted: 2/25/2016 5:00:00 PM

  http://blog.silive.com/inside_out_column/2016/02/on_222_two_babies_born_to_two_staten_island_sisters.html#incart_river_home STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — They say good things come in pairs. Numerology experts claim the number two, the "most feminine of all numbers," is the number of Eve, the first woman — and symbolizes all kinds of partnerships. For sisters Piera Santoro and Maria Cipriani, the numeral will forever hold distinction and pretty much translates into all of the above. Piera, who calls ...

SI Live: 2/23/2016

Posted: 2/25/2016 5:00:00 PM

  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/02/island_auto_group_donates_to_r.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  Island Auto Group  and Toyota Motor Sales each presented Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) with a check for $10,000 to help fund the  new state-of-the-art emergency room,  during a ceremony Tuesday morning. Although a national company, Toyota Motor Sales looks to help local charities by matching donations the local Toyota dealerships make in their communities -- so ...

7 Reasons Why

Posted: 2/4/2016 8:00:00 PM

SI Live- New Center Opens

Posted: 1/31/2016 6:27:30 PM

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/rumc_opens_primary_carewalk-in.html#incart_river_home

Med Talks

Posted: 1/27/2016 3:00:00 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OFnnz6x9FM  Dr. Joseph L. Motta. MD is the Chief of Urology and Urologic Surgery at Richmond University Medical Center. This episode, Dr. Motta Speaks about the various tests and treatments for Prostate Cancer, Kidney and Bladder diseases.  

NY1- New Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Opens

Posted: 1/19/2016 6:25:26 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2017/01/19/rumc-adds-new-state-of-the-art-outpatient-rehabilitation-center.html

SI Live- New Center Opens

Posted: 1/12/2016 6:19:56 PM

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/rumcs_center_for_integrative_b.html#incart_river_home STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Richmond University Medical Center's new outpatient center at 1130 South Avenue will fuse two important elements of healthcare -- medical and psychological services -- together in one new building. The integration of these services is an effort to "deliver the best results and treat our patients at the highest possible level," said RUMC CEO and President Daniel Messina, at Thursda...

Staten Island Live:12/28/15

Posted: 12/28/2015 8:00:00 PM

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/new_emergency_department_at_ru.html#incart_river_home STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Richmond County Savings Foundation (RCSF) announced a donation -- in the honor of a noted vascular surgeon -- to be used for the construction of the  new Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) Emergency Department. The new Trauma Center will be named "The Dr. William C. Frederick Trauma Care Center," in memory of the late Dr. William C. Frederick, a vascular surgeon ...

SI Advance: At RUMC, Schumer Press Conference

Posted: 12/22/2015 2:58:03 PM

For complete photo gallery, please visit: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/sen_schumer_calls_for_emergenc.html#incart_river_home Schumer urges emergency funding for newborns addicted to drugs By Ryan Lavis | lavis@siadvance.com Follow on Twitter on December 21, 2015 at 6:35 PM, updated December 22, 2015 at 6:38 AM   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for what he calls an "emergency surge" of federal funds to hospitals on Staten Island and elsewhere to help treat and ...

NY1 News:This Week in Staten Island

Posted: 11/9/2015 3:20:31 PM

New E-R Coming to Richmond University Medical Center   Richmond University Medical Center has unveiled plans to build a new, state of the art Emergency Department.  Hospital President and CEO Dan Messina spoke to NY1's Anthony Pascale about the plans.   http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/week-in-review/2015/11/12/new-e-r-coming-to-richmond-university-medical-center.html  

Staten Island Live:11/9/15

Posted: 11/9/2015 3:20:31 PM

Watch: RUMC unveils new ER plan at 'Autumn in New York' gala   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Guests usually know what to expect at an annual gala — cocktails, music, honorees and speeches, dinner and dancing. The annual gala of Richmond University Medical Center, went off script Saturday night, with a special presentation and a surprise announcement. ""Autumn in New York is our theme, but in reality it is the springtime of Richmond University Medical Center," said Timothy Harrison, co-chair of the eve...

NY1 News Interview

Posted: 10/23/2015 4:14:31 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2015/10/12/doctors-send-message-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month.html October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Richmond University Medical Center’s Dr. Richard Steinbruck was interviewed by NY1 News to discussing self- ‎ screening, ‎ mammograms and all you need to know about this important issue.

NY1 News: Event Puts Spotlight on Organ Donation

Posted: 10/23/2015 4:08:29 PM

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/news/2015/10/6/event-puts-spotlight-on-organ-donation.html On October 6th a total of 59 visitors and guests of Richmond University Medical Center gave the gift of life— by becoming enrolled as organ donors. At part of LiveOnNY’s first annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day in New York. RUMC joined with dozens of hospitals, government agencies and businesses across New York to encourage individuals to enroll.  As part of kick-off ceremonies held in the Main Lobby, rem...

SI Advance: RUMC Sponsors SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo

Posted: 10/23/2015 3:40:56 PM

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/staten_island_health_and_welln_1.html On October 1st, Richmond University Medical Center was a co-sponsor of the 6th Annual Staten Island Economic Development  Corporation’s (SIEDC) Health & Wellness Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn. The daylong conference included informative keynote addresses, purposeful seminars, medical screening tests and fitness demonstrations. The aim of the SIEDC expo is to equip Staten Island residents with knowledge about thei...

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Posted: 10/23/2015 2:28:39 PM

At Richmond University Medical Center we  honor  and  remember  all of those lost on 9/11.  In our  Memorial  Garden, there are 274 American  flags  planted in honor of each Staten Islander killed.  At a memorial  ceremony , we honor those lost as well as the service of all  RUMC   employees who mobilized on that day.  We remember. 

RUMC Welcomes New Congressman Dan Donovan for Tour

Posted: 10/23/2015 2:28:39 PM

Richmond University Medical Center was honored to welcome  Congressman  Dan Donovan (NY-11) on August 26th.  The Congressman and his District Director Brendan Lantry and Chief of Staff Ron Carara met with President & CEO Daniel J. Messina, Board of Trustees Chair Kathryn K. Rooney, Esq., COO Rosemarie Stazzone, Dr. Pietro Carpenito, Executive Vice President, Brian Moody, Esq., Vice President of Legal Affa irs and Risk Management, and William J. Smith, Director of Public Relations.&nbs...

NICU Parent Friendship Group

Posted: 10/23/2015 1:58:03 PM

The group meets monthly at the  hospital . The Mission of the March of Dimes NICU Parent Friendship Group is to provide  compassionate ,  empathetic   friendship  and  support  to the  parents  of  babies  who are currently in, or “graduates” of, a Neonatal Intens ive Care Unit (NICU). March of Dimes Mission Family Team  Volunteers  and NICU parents, meet on a monthly basis to share their stories, and partner in the special journey that th...

Angioplasty

Posted: 9/9/2015 4:08:21 PM

FDNY Lieutenant Injured In Shooting Praises RUMC

Posted: 8/25/2015 3:58:46 PM

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2015/08/fdny_lt_hayes_expresses_gratit.html Support from NYC 'truly overwhelming,' says firefighter shot by Bloods member Maura Grunlund | grunlund@siadvance.com   Email the author  |  Follow on Twitter   on August 28, 2015 at 2:57 PM, updated August 28, 2015 at 3:20 PM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lieutenant James S. Hayes, the first FDNY member shot in the line of duty in 21 years, gave a shout out for the "truly overwhelming" sup...

Pharmacy Now Open

Posted: 8/12/2015 4:56:34 PM

RUMC Announces Appointment of Joseph Saporito, CPA as New Chief Financial Officer

Posted: 8/5/2015 11:00:00 AM

RUMC Announces Appointment of Joseph Saporito, CPA as New Chief Financial Officer Brings over 35 years of high-level financial experience to serve the Staten Island community   Staten Island, NY STATEN ISLAND, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHE today announced that Joseph (Joe) Saporito, CPA has joined the hospital as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Saporito, who assumed his duties on August 3rd, most...

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1- Part 3

Posted: 7/31/2015 6:00:00 PM

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1 RUMC's efforts to combat the ongoing heroin crisis impacting our community. Part 3. Dr. Sunil Patel, Chief of Gastroenterology at Richmond University Medical Center, was interviewed by NY1 News reporter Aaron Dickens for the third installment of a series on the heroin epidemic in our region. Dr. Patel spoke on the emergence of Hepatitis C among intravenous drug users across the country. Along with Dr. Patel, a participant in programs at RUMC’s Silberstein Center w...

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1- Part 2

Posted: 7/31/2015 11:00:00 AM

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1 RUMC's efforts to combat the ongoing heroin crisis impacting our community. Part 2. Please check out this important story which aired this week as part of an ongoing NY1 News series by reporter Aaron Dickens on the heroin epidemic facing our community. The report features Dr. Daniel Clement, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dr. Pankaj Patel, Director of Psychiatry and Ileana Acosta, Program Supervisor of RUMC’s Silberstein Center. The report focuses on the iss...

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1

Posted: 7/31/2015 11:00:00 AM

Featured on Time Warner Cable News NY 1 RUMC's efforts to combat the ongoing heroin crisis impacting our community. Video features Time Warner Cable NY1 News reporter Aaron Dickens on RUMC's efforts to combat the ongoing heroin crisis impacting our community. It features an interview with Dr. Pankaj Patel, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and a participant in a treatment program available through RUMC’s Silberstein Center. For more information on their programs, please contact the Silberstein C...

Featured on SILive.com the website of the Staten Island Advance

Posted: 7/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Featured on SILive.com the website of the Staten Island Advance Huguenot residents Christie and Joshua Rivera, brought their daughter, Emma, 11 months, to be reunited with staffers at Richmond University Medical Center Featured on SILive.com the website of the Staten Island Advance.  "Huguenot residents Christie and Joshua Rivera, brought their daughter, Emma, 11 months, to be reunited with staffers at Richmond University Medical Center who nurtured her first 11 days of life. Emma Grace, was born a...

Richmond Quality, LLC – Improving Quality for our Patients

Posted: 7/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

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Alan S. Bernikow, CPA Appointed to Richmond University Medical Center Board of Trustees

Posted: 7/17/2015 11:00:00 AM

Alan S. Bernikow, CPA Appointed to Richmond University Medical Center Board of Trustees Accomplished Business Leader & Philanthropist Joins Board STATEN ISLAND, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) today announced that Alan S. Bernikow, a noted business leader and philanthropist, has been appointed to the hospital’s Board of Trustees. The Richmond University Medical Center’s Board is comprised of distinguished leaders of the Staten Island community who are committed to the success of the h...

How Do I Keep My Children Healthy While Traveling?

Posted: 7/1/2015 9:00:00 AM

  S.I. Parent July 2015 Ask the Doctor Dr. Nirmala Vadde How Do I Keep My Children Healthy While Traveling? When your family travels, it can take time to adjust to the food, water, and air in a new environment. And kids can be especially vulnerable to travel-related problems such as jet lag, motion sickness, diarrhea, and ear discomfort. Early planning and smart packing can help you keep the trip healthy for everybody. If you're heading overseas, start preparing well in advance. For instance, it's i...

RUMC, Sri Lankan Community Dedicates Unit in Honor of Late Dr. Anantham Harim

Posted: 6/22/2015 8:01:46 PM

RUMC Officials, Sri Lankan Community Honor Dr. Anantham Harin with Dedication of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Dedication Honors Late Director of Unit Who Was a Leader in Island’s Sri Lankan Community STATEN ISLAND, NY &; Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) officials, today, along with family members and leaders of Staten Island’s large Sri Lankan community, dedicated the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in honor of the late Dr. Anantham Harin, who directed the unit at the time o...

RUMC Earns American Association of Blood Banks Accreditation

Posted: 6/11/2015 11:00:00 AM

Richmond University Medical Center Earns American Association of Blood Banks Accreditation Earns Accreditation for Donor Center and Transfusion Activities STATEN ISLAND, NY ; Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHE today announced that the hospital has been awarded an accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) - an international organization that sets the highest standards for blood banks and transfusion services. The hospita...

How Do You Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

Posted: 6/10/2015 2:11:09 PM

SI Parent June 2015 Ask the Doctor Dr. Santosh Parab   How Do You Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?   As the name implies, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant who is younger than 1 year old. It's a frightening prospect because it can strike without warning, usually in seemingly healthy babies. Most SIDS deaths are associated with sleep (which is why it is commonly referred to as "crib death") and infants who die of SIDS sho...

Look Good Feel Better Event

Posted: 6/9/2015 7:39:30 PM

RUMC Marks National Cancer Survivors Day

Posted: 6/5/2015 8:01:46 PM

RUMC Marks National Cancer Survivors Day with Ceremonies Honoring Survivors & Educating the Public Events with Survivors & Public Education Marks 28th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Staten Island, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) today celebrated the 28th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day with public ceremonies at its West Brighton campus. The day's events included remarks from survivors of cancer, RUMC personnel providing cancer screening and health and wellness informati...

RUMC Foundation Jack Sipp Golf & Tennis Outing

Posted: 5/20/2015 7:19:27 PM

On Monday, May 11, RUMC held its annual Jack Sipp Golf and Tennis Outing at the Richmond County Country Club. The event, which was chaired by John Peter Sipp, Esq. and Thomas A. Sipp, Esq.,  was attended by over 300 people and was capped by a cocktail reception and Peter Luger-style steak dinner and awards ceremony at the Country Club.   Among those in attendance were former Congressman Vito Fossella, former Borough President James P. Molinaro and Advance Editor Brian Laline. This year’s ...

Workshop to Help Female Cancer Patients "Look Good Feel Good"

Posted: 5/20/2015 2:58:20 PM

    RUMC to Host Workshop to Help Female Cancer Patients   Look Good Feel Better Free Event on May 28th Designed for Women Dealing with Hair Loss & Skin Changes from Treatment ​ Staten Island , NY – Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) today announced that it will be hosting a free, 2-hour Look Good Feel Better workshop at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28 th in its Main Lobby Conference Room for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Particip...

RUMC Announces 3 New Members of Senior Management Team to Serve Staten Island Community

Posted: 5/19/2015 10:00:00 AM

RUMC Announces 3 New Members of Senior Management Team to Serve Staten Island Community Elizabeth Wolff MD, MPA named Senior Vice President of Care Transformation, Quality, and IT Brian S. Moody, Esq. named Vice President of Legal Affairs William J. Smith, MBA named Director of Public Relations   Staten Island, NY ― Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHE today announced 3 new additions to the management team serving the Staten Island commun...

Richmond University Medical Center Launches “Caring for the Caregiver” Speaker Series

Posted: 5/6/2015 2:58:20 PM

Richmond University Medical Center Launches “Caring for the Caregiver” Speaker Series   4-Part Speaker Series Intended to Inform Public on Resources Available for Caregivers   STATEN ISLAND, NY   –  Last evening, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) launched its “Caring for Caregiver” speaker series with President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHE addressing attendees on his own experiences caring for his parents, as his mother endured a 50 year fight with Multiple S...

Richmond University Medical Center Launches “Caring for the Caregiver” Speaker Series

Posted: 5/6/2015 2:58:20 PM

Richmond University Medical Center Launches “Caring for the Caregiver” Speaker Series   4-Part Speaker Series Intended to Inform Public on Resources Available for Caregivers   STATEN ISLAND, NY   –  Last evening, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) launched its “Caring for Caregiver” speaker series with President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHE addressing attendees on his own experiences caring for his parents, as his mother endured a 50 year fight with Multiple S...

How Do I Recognize Food Allergies in My Children?

Posted: 5/1/2015 9:00:00 AM

How Do I Recognize Food Allergies in My Children? There has been an increase in the number of children who develop food allergies. A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that food allergies among children have increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. It is important for parents to recognize potential food allergies in their children and to know the difference between food allergies and intolerance. When a child has an allergic reaction to food, the body's imm...

How Do I Recognize the Early Signs of Autism?

Posted: 4/1/2015 7:19:27 PM

Staten Island Parent – April, 2015 Dr. Clifford Mevs, M.D. How Do I Recognize the Early Signs of Autism? One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism and become familiar with the typical developmental milestones that your child should be reaching. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. This increase is partly e...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 3/30/2015 7:19:27 PM

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month               Colorectal cancers strike the colon — a muscular tube in the digestive system about five feet long — or the rectum. Because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to talk to your doctor about how you can prevent this disease, which is as common in women as it is in men.  Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer; more than...

Poison Prevention: Common Household Dangers Every Parent Should Know

Posted: 3/1/2015 8:51:56 PM

Poison Prevention: Common Household Dangers Every Parent Should Know By: Dr. Kevin McDonough In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15 – 21), parents should be aware of accidental poisoning and its extreme dangers. Poisoning is one of the leading causes of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over two million poisonings are reported each year and more than 90% of occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings ...

Identify, Prevent and Treat Frostbite and Hypothermia

Posted: 1/28/2015 4:42:33 PM

SI Advance Take Care February 2015 Identify, Prevent and Treat Frostbite and Hypothermia   The drastic day-to-day temperature changes have had us strolling out the door without gloves one day and bundled up the next.  If you don’t keep up with the forecast, you might find yourself unprepared for combating dangerously frigid temperatures.  Without the proper cold weather gear, you leave your body vulnerable to injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Dr. Mansoor Khan, Chair of Emergency...

Choosing to Breastfeed – Know the Benefits

Posted: 1/28/2015 4:39:14 PM

SI Advance Take Care January 2015 Choosing to Breastfeed – Know the Benefits Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It's also one that's likely to draw strong opinions from friends and family. But you and your baby are unique, and the decision is yours. Breast Milk Is the Best Milk Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has many advantages over formula. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, contained in a form most easily used by the baby's imma...

Ask the Doctor - SI Advance Take Care February 2015

Posted: 1/28/2015 4:05:42 PM

SI Advance Take Care February 2015 Identify, Prevent and Treat Frostbite and Hypothermia   The drastic day-to-day temperature changes have had us strolling out the door without gloves one day and bundled up the next.  If you don’t keep up with the forecast, you might find yourself unprepared for combating dangerously frigid temperatures.  Without the proper cold weather gear, you leave your body vulnerable to injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Dr. Mansoor Khan, Chair of Emergency...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for the Family

Posted: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 PM

Extreme temperatures that fall well below freezing bring dangerous conditions.  Preparation is fundamental when dealing with negative temperatures and snowstorms.  Follow our tips to keep your family safe both inside and outside your home throughout the bitter cold this winter. Using a furnace to heat the home is your best option.  Never attempt to heat your home using a stove or oven and limit the amount of time that a space heater or fireplace is used; these methods emit carbon monoxide...

Copy 1 of Partnership with YMCA-Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

Posted: 1/26/2015 4:48:44 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island YMCA and Richmond University Medical Center have joined forces to extend the reach and increase the success of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. The Y has offered the 16-week program for a number of years. The partnership with RUMC grew out of a dedication of both institutions to curb  the diabetes epidemic on Staten Island. A kickoff and light dinner will be held next month for those interested in learning more about the program that is being off...

Partnership with YMCA-Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

Posted: 1/26/2015 4:48:44 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island YMCA and Richmond University Medical Center have joined forces to extend the reach and increase the success of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. The Y has offered the 16-week program for a number of years. The partnership with RUMC grew out of a dedication of both institutions to curb  the diabetes epidemic on Staten Island. A kickoff and light dinner will be held next month for those interested in learning more about the program that is being off...

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Awarded to Richmond University Medical Center

Posted: 12/23/2014 12:06:14 AM

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, 2014 —Richmond University Medical Center announces it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its rigorous performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.    Richmond University Medical Center underwent a comprehensive, unannounced on-site survey in the fall. During the ...

Help for the Holiday Blues

Posted: 12/16/2014 12:06:14 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — During the holiday season, many suffering from depression see an increase in symptoms. The financial stress, reflecting on the past year, and loss of loved ones can contribute to symptoms such as depression, loneliness, sadness, isolation, anger, and abnormal sleep. Those who don't typically experience depression can encounter other symptoms such as headaches, tension, fatigue, excessive drinking, and over-eating. Holiday blues should not be confused with clinical depression; howev...

High-Risk Pregnancy: Know What to Expect

Posted: 12/15/2014 5:59:59 AM

High-Risk Pregnancy: Know What to Expect Michael Moretti, M.D.   In these situations, your doctor may recommend beginning care with a high-risk obstetrician called a perinatologist. A perinatologist’s work is focused on keeping the baby inside for the duration of gestation, if possible. Babies have a better chance of survival if they are born at full term, rather than when they are born prematurely. Which factors can make pregnancy high-risk? Pregnant women with heart disease, high blood pressure, ...

Understanding Juvenile Diabetes

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:06:14 AM

Ask the Doctor Staten Island Parent – November 2014 Philip Otterbeck, M.D. Understanding Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile diabetes classically refers to the onset of diabetes in childhood. This disease, also known as type 1 diabetes, is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. Diabetes is a serious disorder in which the body has trouble regulating its glucose or sugar levels....

Lung Cancer Awareness: Reduce Your Risk Today

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:06:14 AM

SI Advance Take Care Article – November Lung Cancer Awareness: Reduce Your Risk Today Staten Islanders are diagnosed with lung cancer far more often than residents of any other borough—at rates of 20% above the statewide average according to the NY State Department of Health. Cigarette smoking is the primary risk factor for developing lung cancer, even exposure to second hand smoke increases the risk. Nearly 87% of all lung cancers in the U.S. are smoking-related. Because our lungs draw in and utilize t...

Team RUMC Heading to the NYC Marathon Finish Line!

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:06:14 AM

President & CEO, Dan Messina has completed the New York City Marathon seven times.  This Sunday , will mark his eighth and final run. A member of the National MS Society Board of Trustees, Dan is running with the New York City Multiple Sclerosis Society Race to Stop MS Team. “I started running the marathon in 2005. My goal is to break four hours, every year it’s  4:06 ,  4:07 .” Dan’s late mother, Rose, had MS for her entire adult life. He recalls, “My mom is the one in the family who...

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:06:14 AM

Ask the Doctor Staten Island Parent – October 2014 Dr. Clifford Mevs, M.D. Bullying: What Parents Need to Know National Bullying Prevention Month Bullying among schoolchildren is certainly an old phenomenon. The fact that children are frequently and systematically harassed and attacked by other children has been described in literary works, and many adults have personal experience from their own school days. PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention estimates that 10% of all U.S. children are the ...

Help Preteens and Teens Stay Smoke-Free

Posted: 10/28/2014 6:04:15 AM

Help Preteens and Teens Stay Smoke-Free Tips for Raising Smoke-Free Kids   According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 16% of Staten Island residents smoke, higher than any other borough. Staten Island also has the highest smoking rate for adolescents in New York City, with over 2,000 high school students admitting to smoking. In fact, our youth rates are double those of Brooklyn and the Bronx.Help your child avoid trying that first cigarette.   “Adult smokers who begin as ad...

Increasing Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted: 8/27/2014 3:22:49 PM

Increasing Prostate Cancer Awareness   Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but for most men, the diagnosis is survivable. The disease, which occurs mainly in older men, happens when cancer forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer is usually a very slow growing cancer, often causing no symptom...

Stress Management

Posted: 8/27/2014 3:10:49 PM

Stress Management                                                                                                               Learning to Live a Healthier Life by Developing Relaxation & Resiliency Skills More than ever, A...

Managing Behaviors in Children with ADHD

Posted: 8/27/2014 3:10:49 PM

Ask the Doctor Dr. Teresa Lemma, M.D. Board Certified Pediatrician and Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program at Richmond University Medical Center   Managing Behaviors in Children with ADHD ADHD, also known as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity. Most families seek help when their child's symptoms begin to interfere with learning and ...

Choosing to Breastfeed

Posted: 8/27/2014 3:04:49 PM

Ask the Registered Nurse Carol Olsen R.N., B.S.N., I.B.C.L.C. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Choosing to Breastfeed Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It's also one that's likely to draw strong opinions from friends and family. But you and your baby are unique, and the decision is up to you. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month - Educate yourself and be the advocate for you and your baby. Breast Milk Is the Best Milk Nature designed human milk especia...

Childhood Cancer

Posted: 8/27/2014 1:27:49 PM

Ask the Doctor Dr. Joan Graziano, M.D. Section Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of Pediatric Resident & Faculty Research at Richmond University Medical Center   Childhood Cancer September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; a time to honor and remember children and families affected by this disease and to rally support for groundbreaking research.   Cancer is never an easy diagnosis, but it is especially hard when given to a child. Cancer is the leading caus...

High Cholesterol: A Contributing Factor for Heart Disease

Posted: 7/28/2014 4:59:59 PM

Did you know high cholesterol is a contributing factor for heart disease? High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number onekiller of women and men in the United States each year, greater than all cancers combined. We need cholesterol to stay healthy. Cholesterol builds healthy cell membranes in the brain, nerves, muscles, ...

Playground Safety Tips

Posted: 7/8/2014 1:10:49 PM

Ask the Doctor July 2014 Dr. Brian McMahon, MD Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at   Richmond University Medical Center Safety on the Playground   Playgrounds are perfect places to exercise your child’s mind and body. Many parents forget that there are a few precautions that can help keep their children safe on the playground. The most common injury is a fall, accounting for more than 40% of playground accidents. Many of these injuries occur on monkey bars, swings, and slides. C...

Critical Eye Care If You Have Diabetes

Posted: 7/7/2014 11:06:14 PM

Activity Can Help Control Diabetes

Posted: 7/7/2014 11:06:14 PM

Richmond University Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Posted: 6/11/2014 7:37:51 PM

National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, 2014 — Richmond University Medical Center has received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The hospital’s Patient Centered Medical Home Program...

RUMC President & CEO Daniel Messina recognized with two awards

Posted: 6/11/2014 7:32:38 PM

Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) just five weeks ago. Last week, he was honored at two events in New Jersey. The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey presented Messina with the 2014 ACHENJ Recognition Award at their Distinguished Service Award Ceremony on June 4th. The following evening, he was honored by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce with 2014 Circle of Excellence Community Servi...

Osteoporosis

Posted: 6/2/2014 1:58:38 PM

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes rapid thinning of bones. Over time, this weakens the bones and can make them more likely to break. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 80 percent of them are women, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) says. About 34 million more have below-normal bone density that hasn't reached the level of osteoporosis. Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, in part because men have larger, stronger bones. Both men and women older than age 50 ...

Mothers-To-Be Need to Be Smart About Medicine

Posted: 5/16/2014 8:07:35 PM

A mother and her unborn child share a vital bond. The fetus absorbs nutrients from its mother. In this same way, it can also be exposed to harmful substances-some of which you may be storing in your medicine cabinet. Not all medications are safe to use while pregnant. And finding reliable information about them isn't always easy. Limited research Nearly nine out of 10 women in the U.S. take at least one medication when they are pregnant. That includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) remedi...

Cancer Survivors Celebration Day - Saturday June 14th 2014

Posted: 5/16/2014 4:40:00 PM

Cancer affects millions of people in America. Cancer Survivor’s day is a day to celebrate life and those who have survived this life threatening disease. It is a day to instill hope to individuals and families of those who were recently diagnosed. This nationwide event gathers support and outreaches to the communities about life after cancer. This event is not only for those who were diagnosed with cancer and survived. It is a day for everyone to be aware and recognize all people living with a history of...

Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls

Posted: 5/9/2014 8:14:51 PM

Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals. Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study's 12-month period were higher among middle-aged and older adults with arthritis in every state and the District of Columbia, researcher Kamil Barbour, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues found. For a single fall, the rates among adults with arthritis and those without arthritis were...

Heroin & Our Community

Posted: 5/2/2014 7:00:00 PM

By Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA, President & CEO Staten Island has surpassed the rest of New York City with 10.2 fatal overdoses per 100,000 people. Heroin deaths were higher in past years on our own Mid-Island and South Shore than in any other neighborhood citywide ( South Beach and Tottenville were in the top five neighborhoods in NYC ). The opioid painkiller overdose death rates in Staten Island are four times higher than Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn –a 261% increase since 2005. In 201...

10 Good Reasons to Try Yoga

Posted: 5/2/2014 3:42:28 PM

Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous, and others are relaxing and meditative. Regardless of which type you choose, yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit. There are many branches of yoga, a 5,000-year-old discipline from India developed as a practice to unite the mind and body. All hatha yoga styles can help balance your body, mind, and spirit, but they achieve it in various ways. For example, the different styles of physical or hatha yo...

May: Stroke & Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted: 5/1/2014 4:02:18 PM

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked, ischemic, or when blood vessels in the brain rupturing causing the tissue to die. Every 4 minutes someone in the United States dies from a stroke, roughly 800,000 people a year. Many people who experience a stroke suddenly begin to feel numbness in half of their body, have trouble speaking, difficulty with vision in one or both eyes, have dizziness, lack of coordination, and may experience a severe headache. Richmond University Medical Cente...

President & CEO Dan Messina talks with NY1

Posted: 4/30/2014 7:26:57 PM

Last night, all RUMC EMTs completed training of how to administer Naloxone, an intranasal drug credited for saving the lives of heroin overdoses. RUMC’s EMTs are the first in New York City’s 911 system to be fully trained and carrying Naoloxone, a step we took to protect our community and stem the rise of overdoses seen in our borough. Look for us on NY1 as we announce some great news! As of tonight at midnight, all RUMC EMTs will be trained in and carrying Naloxone, credited as a life saving for heroin...

Measles on the Rise: What You Should Know

Posted: 4/7/2014 9:30:10 PM

     The number of reported measles cases in New York City has now reached 20, including both adults and children. Meanwhile, outbreaks have been reported in other cities as well, including Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles.      Anyone — at any age — can get measles if they are unvaccinated and have never had measles. And measles can present a very real health challenge, according to Dr. Ernest Visconti, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at...

Richmond University Medical Center Names President & Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA

Posted: 3/20/2014 9:06:42 PM

Richmond University Medical Center Board of Trustees announces that Daniel Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. Messina, a life-long resident of Staten Island, is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of healthcare leadership expertise. He joins Richmond University from 930 Bed CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, New Jersey, where he served as the System Chief Operating Officer since 2001. His responsibilities included a...

Growing preemies into healthy babies for 50+ years

Posted: 3/20/2014 8:41:19 PM

NICU Practices Put Babies and Families First For about 550 Staten Island babies a year, many weighing less than three and a half pounds, Richmond University Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a lifesaver — literally. In 2012, the NICU, once again, had one of the highest survival rates in the region: 99.6 percent. Behind the Numbers Part of the secret of the unit’s success lies in the continuity of care: Doctors and nurses hired there tend to stay for many years. “We have a staff tha...

More kids' beds, new psychiatric ER nearly complete at Staten Island's Richmond University Medical Center

Posted: 3/10/2014 7:09:18 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- For years, some children requiring hospitalization for mental-health issues were sent off Staten Island due to a lack of beds here. But the expansion and upgrade of the Psychiatric Children's Unit at Richmond University Medical Center should help keep those kids in the borough and ease the burdensome travel on their families. The project, which will double the number of beds to 10 at the West Brighton hospital, is expected to be completed by mid-April, said Dr. Pankaj Patel, chairm...

Heart Healthy Tips

Posted: 2/27/2014 6:10:37 PM

Check out these Heart Healthy Tips. These tips on controlling your diet and staying active can help promote better heart health.  

Identify, Prevent and Treat Frostbite and Hypothermia

Posted: 1/8/2014 8:44:02 PM

The recent drastic day-to-day temperature changes have had us strolling out the door in a light jacket one day and stomping out in snow boots the next.  If you don’t keep up with the forecast, you might find yourself unprepared for combating dangerously frigid temperatures.  Without the proper cold weather gear, you leave your body vulnerable to injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Dr. Frank Fazio, Emergency Room Attending Physician at Richmond University Medical Center, warns Islanders...

Changes to Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Posted: 12/31/2013 5:49:37 PM

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country—more deadly than ovarian, prostate, colon and breast cancers combined. The guidelines on who should consider screening are changing, with the US Preventive Services Task Force citing these changes in its published recommendations in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The task force now saying CT scans of the lungs should only be offered to those considered to be high risk, those who have smoked a pack per day for 30+ years or an comparable ...

Mid Island Rotary Sponsors Holiday for Pediatric Patients at the Hospital

Posted: 12/23/2013 2:12:32 PM

Last week, the Mid Island Rotary held a special party they had been planning for months. The guests of honor were the children and adolescents in the pediatric unit as well as the pediatric oncology families at Richmond University Medical Center. Matthew Maietta, President of the Mid Island Rotary shared, “It's wonderful to be able to help in the community we live. Often times you make a decision to impact someone's life and they how no idea how much they actually impact yours. That is most definitely t...