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RUMC Vital Signs brings you up close and personal with the people providing care, services and support at Richmond University Medical Center. Airing on Staten Island Community Television, each episode of RUMC Vital Signs covers the latest trends in medicine and provides in-depth information on the services provided at Richmond University Medical Center.


Episode 2: A Salute to Nurses!

The backbone of any hospital can be summed up in one word: nurses. Each year May is celebrated as National Nurses Month. A time to recognize and thank the millions of nurses across our nation for their dedication, including the more than 600 who care for patients at Richmond University Medical Center. In this episode, a trio of nurses from different departments share their experiences as nurses and what led them to a career in the nursing profession.

Guests: Angela Settepani from the Labor and Delivery Department; Debbie Springstead from the Department of Surgery; and Shannon Thomson from the Emergency Medicine Department. Host: Alex Lutz

The episode will air on Chanel 34:

  • Wednesday, May 3: 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 4: 4:00 PM & 8:30 PM
  • Friday, May 5: 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 6: 7:30 AM & 11:00 PM
  • The schedule repeats each week. You can also view the episode embedded above.

    Episode 1: RUMC’s New Emergency Department

    In this episode, learn more about Staten Island’s newest Emergency Department. Richmond University Medical Center’s new state of the art 35,000 Sq. Ft. Emergency Department features expanded trauma and triage areas as well as specialty care units for pediatrics, stroke and cardiac emergencies and much more.

    Guests: RUMC President and CEO, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE; Chair of Emergency Medicine, Johnathon LeBaron, DO; and RUMC Board of trustees member Kathy Connors. Host: Alex Lutz.