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RUMC Connections Podcast

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“Through RUMC Connections, you will meet the fantastic doctors, nurses, medical professionals and partners that make our hospital thrive. Serving the community for nearly 120 years, Richmond University Medical Center is an award-winning, full service hospital serving all of Staten Island and its surrounding communities. The hospital is located at 355 Bard Avenue with over 60 physician offices and specialty centers located throughout Staten Island and Brooklyn including a Center for Cancer Care, Breast and Imaging Center and Center for Integrative Behavioral Medicine. RUMC Connections will provide you with useful information about maintaining your own health and provide you with answers to some of your own medical questions.”


Episode 4: Emergency Care

Continuing the conversation with Johnathan LeBaron, DO, Chair, Emergency Medicine; and Assistant Vice President of Emergency Department Nursing, Jean Gordon, Rn in discussing how RUMC’s new ED offers some of the best emergency care in NYC. In this episode, we take a deep dive into understanding the level of care RUMC’s new ED provides and how its amazing staff is able to stay on top of their patients needs.

Episode 3: State-of-the-Art Emergency Care: NEW ED

In this episode, we are joined by Jonathon LeBaron, DO, Chair, Emergency Medicine; and Assistant Vice President of Emergency Department Nursing, Jean Gordon, RN, to discuss the hospital’s new, state-of-the-art 35,000 square-foot Emergency Department that opened in January 2023! The new department features larger trauma and urgent care areas as well as dedicated units for pediatrics, cardiac and stroke emergencies, sexual assault victims and much more. Learn more about the new features and the high quality care the department’s medical professionals provide every day, including during urgent life-threatening situations.

Episode 2: Heart To Heart, Part 2

Have you ever wondered when it’s the right time to see a cardiologist? In this episode, Dr. Rotatori provides guidance on when it is suggested that you make an appointment with a cardiologist. Learn about some immediate things that you can do to protect and maintain your heart health. Information is power and RUMC’s own Alex Lutz, Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing, shares his personal, life-saving experience with Dr. Rotatori and Mount Sinai Health System. Get to know the personal side of Dr. Rotatori and learn about how he made his way to New York from Italy, along with being an accomplished marathon runner.

Episode 1: Heart To Heart, Part 1

In this podcast episode, we are joined by the Chief of Richmond University Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Department, Francesco Rotatori, MD. Dr. Rotatori discusses heart health, heart disease, how lifestyle choices have a major impact on your heart health, and provides examples of small steps that you can take to start living a healthier lifestyle. Early detection and intervention are the best ways to combat heart disease. When it comes to treating complex heart issues, collaboration and knowledge are key. Dr. Rotatori explains how doctors from RUMC and Mount Sinai Health System work together to ensure all patients receive the best care possible.