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Vital Emergency Care Campaign

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What is Vital?

Richmond University Medical Center has steadfastly provided health care in the Staten Island community for more than 100 years. As the community’s only hospital located outside of a flood zone, RUMC is essential for residents island-wide. However, we have reached a critical stage where our aging infrastructure cannot meet current and projected health care demands, especially with the fast-tracked revitalization of the borough’s North Shore.

One in three residents in our community is affected by a lack of health care. The Medical Center serves the borough’s only designated Medically Underserved Area, complicated by financial, linguistic, and cultural barriers to care.  Staten Island’s rates of chronic disease and mortality are among the highest citywide, driving the need for care.

Immediate access to care is not a luxury. It is a necessity—particularly for emergency services.

While RUMC’s level of care is exemplary, the emergency room and patient areas are outdated in size and technology.

Through Vital: Our Campaign to Transform Emergency Care, you can help us open the door to the level of care our community needs.

Brick Campaign

The Richmond University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a Brick Fundraising Campaign! This is a unique opportunity for the community to show their support of our new Emergency Department by purchasing a personalized, engraved brick that will be placed outside the entrance.  Not only will you be able to help us in “Paving the Way to the Future of Staten Island Healthcare”, but you can leave a permanent family or company legacy in our community.

Bricks are $500.00 each

For more information on purchasing a brick, please visit

Naming Opportunities

In addition to the satisfaction that comes from helping transform emergency care on Staten Island, donors have the option of naming areas within the Emergency Department after themselves or loved ones. Naming gifts generally range from $10,000 to $1.5 million for spaces and buildings. If one of these interests you, contact Laura Gajda at (718)-818-2103.

GivingDonor Recognition AreaAvailability
$1,000,000Family Waiting AreaReserved
$1,000,000Pediatric Emergency Care Wing 
$1,000,000Results Waiting Area 
$500,000Observation Unit 
$250,000Triage Area (2)1 Reserved
$250,000Imaging Services 
$250,000Cardiac Critical Care UnitReserved
$100,000Trauma Bays (3)1 Reserved
$100,000Discharge Waiting AreaReserved
$100,000Nurses’ Stations (6)Pediatrics Reserved
$100,000Intake AreaReserved
$100,000Security Desk 
$100,000Paramedic/EMT Lounge 
$100,000Awning/Overhang (top of building)Reserved
$100,000Entrance VestibuleReserved
$75,000Ambulance EntranceReserved
$75,000Safe Haven FacilityReserved
$75,000Sexual Assault Interview RoomReserved
$75,000Bariatric Treatment Room 
$75,000Awning/Overhang (Smaller-2)Reserved
$50,000Bereavement RoomReserved
$50,000ED Trauma Patient Room (2)Reserved
$50,000Stroke AreaReserved
$50,000Women’s ServicesReserved
$50,000Medication Stations 
$50,000Physician Documentation StationReserved
$50,000Patient DischargeReserved
$50,000Quiet AreaReserved
$50,000Orthopedic Casting Rooms (2) 
$25,000Patient Rooms (49)Several Reserved
$25,000Computer Documentation Carts 
$25,000Patient Monitors 
$25,000Sculpture & Reflections GardenSeveral Reserved
$25,000Hallway Gallery ArtSeveral Reserved
$25,000Custom Waiting Room MuralReserved
$10,000Healing GardenReserved
$10,000Outdoor Benches (approximately 4)Several Reserved

Donor Recognition

Level 1- $1,000,000+
Pin Mounted Naming Letters and Large Plaque

Level 2- $100,000-$999,999 – Large Plaque

Level 3- $50,000-$99,999 – Medium Plaque

Level 4- $10,000-$49,999 – Small Plaque