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  • Richmond University Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification by The Joint Commission

    Posted: 09/21/2018

    September 19, 2018 – Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Certification in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. RUMC underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with COPD-specific requi...

  • RUMC remembers 9/11 with ceremony at West Brighton hospital

    Posted: 09/12/2018

    By  Carol Ann Benanti STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --Physicians, staffers, first responders and community leaders will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Richmond University Medical Center to honor those lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Participants should meet in front of the 9/11 Memorial adjacent to the main entrance at 355 Bard Avenue in West Brighton. RUMC will not only pay tribute to the victims of the attacks, but also honor members of the military. "[RUMC] has has held a...

  • RUMC's CEO competes in 5K Run/Walk to benefit hospital's new pediatric unit

    Posted: 09/12/2018

    By  Carol Ann Benanti STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- More than 175 people stepped off recently for Richmond University Medical Center's second annual 5K Run/Walk in Clove Lakes Park, including the West Brighton's president and CEO, Danial Messina. "On behalf of everyone at RUMC, we want to thank each and every person who ran or walked to benefit our new pediatric unit," Messina said. "Our smallest patients will be the true winners because of everyone who laced up their running and ...

  • RUMC to Hold 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk in Clove Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 8th

    Posted: 08/28/2018

    July 18, 2018 – Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) will hold its second annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 8th at Clove Lakes Park. The event will help support the pediatric unit in the hospital’s new Emergency Department. The race will kick off at 10 AM. Registration is open on-line now, day of registration will begin at 8 AM. Building off of last year’s inaugural run, where over 350 people participated, this year’s event promises to provide another exciting chance for Staten Island’s run...

  • Expanded addiction treatment offered in SIUH, RUMC emergency departments

    Posted: 08/28/2018

    By  Kristin F. Dalton STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) are now offering buprenorphine in its emergency departments to help patients suffering from substance misuse disorders get on the road to recovery. Commonly used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction, buprenorphine is a medication that eases withdrawal symptoms and minimizes the craving for opioids. SIUH and RUMC are two of six eme...

  • Local Organization Donates Cancer Patient Care Packages to RUMC

    Posted: 08/22/2018

    Wednesday, August 22 nd – Richmond University Medical Center was the recipient of 25 care packages today, intended to provide comfort to patients undergoing cancer treatment, including children. The packages were assembled and donated by Jaime’s LILAC Foundation, a Staten Island nonprofit founded in 2014 in memory of Jaime Moltisanti Cucuzza. Jamie was a young woman who succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 38. The Foundation is committed to honoring Jaime’s memory by giving something back to the growi...

  • Miracle baby gives back, raises $8K for Richmond University NICU

    Posted: 08/10/2018

    By  Caitlin Della Rocca For the Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The family of miracle baby Gaspare Randazzo of Arden Heights recently raised more than $8,000 for Richmond University Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Melissa Randazzo was at the beginning of her third trimester when she gave birth to Gaspare nearly two months early in March 2017.  The newborn, who weighed just 3 pounds, spent his first five weeks in the NICU.  Today, Gaspare is 16 ...

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center Grand Opening

    Posted: 08/09/2018

    Our new Cardiac Rehabilitation Center ribbon cutting took place August 7, 2018 on the ground floor of the Residents’ Building behind the hospital. Without a cardiac rehab facility on Staten Island for several years, residents were forced to go to other boroughs or New Jersey for this important service, but that will no longer be the case. The center will provide patients with a dedicated place to access the latest programs, equipment, and medical personnel to assist in t heir recovery. Establishing a de...

  • Smoking is large contributor to air pollution, severe health effects

    Posted: 08/06/2018
  • TD Charitable Foundation Steps Up For RUMC’s Teen Leadership Program

    Posted: 08/03/2018

    A big shout-out to TD Charitable Foundation for its generous financial support of Teen Leadership, one of RUMC’s flagship student volunteer programs. For almost a decade, Teen Leadership has provided about 400 Staten Island high school students with a chance to serve our patients and community. The eight-week summer program has gained in popularity, too, with a record 80-plus students participating in both 2017 and 2018.   Teen Leadership Helps Students Develop Skills And Compassion Colleen Ford, R...