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Richmond University Medical Center Holds Athlete Evaluation Day

August 16, 2023

RUMC provided nearly 50 free pre-season physicals to student-athletes from across New York City On Saturday, August 12, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) provided nearly 50 free pre-season physicals to New York City student-athletes at the hospital’s Immediate Care/Primary Care/Walk-in Center, located inside the Dr. Krishne Urs Medical Pavilion at 1161 Victory Blvd. The physical […]

Richmond University Medical Center Earns Multiple National Stroke Awards, Continues Certification as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

July 18, 2023

National organizations continue to recognize the hospital’s quality stroke care and treatment services Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading […]

Richmond University Medical Center Earns Highest Honor for Care of Patients Experiencing the Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

July 3, 2023

Members of the RUMC Cardiovascular Department (L to R): Sean Galligan, MD; Nay Htyte, MD; Srinivas Duvvuri, MD; Fiona Shehaj, MD; Francesco Rotatori, MD, Chief, Cardiovascular Department; and Iwona Gargala, PA. RUMC Designated Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold by American Heart Association (AHA) Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has earned the American Heart Association’s […]

Richmond University Medical Center Appoints New Medical Staff President

June 30, 2023

Chief of Cardiovascular Department, Francesco Rotatori, MD, FACC, takes the reins as new president Beginning July 1, Francesco Rotatori, MD, FACC, will assume the role of President of the Medical Staff at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Rotatori currently serves as Chief of the hospital’s Cardiovascular Department. As president, he will represent the interests […]

Blankets of Love and Support Donated to Patients at RUMC’s Center for Cancer Care

June 28, 2023

Staff from RUMC’s Center for Cancer Care join RUMC President and CEO, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, (3rd left) in accepting a donation of blankets and financial support from Island Auto Group, Subaru of America, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Subaru of America, Island Auto Group, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supply blankets and financial support […]

Promotion of Robert J. MacFadyen, JD

June 13, 2023

I am delighted to announce, effective today, Monday, June 12th  Robert J. MacFadyen, JD has been promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention, Language Services and Patient Relations.  Robert will report directly to Pietro Carpenito, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.  During his 12-year career in healthcare, Robert […]

Physician examines X-ray of lungs

Cancer Screening Guidelines By Age: What You Need to Know

May 30, 2023

We all know there are different aspects to taking care of our health and wellness. We need to eat healthy foods and get regular exercise. An annual checkup with a primary care physician is another important element of self-care. Awareness of any changes in our bodies, ability to function, or mental health is also key […]

Physician places hands on patient’s throat to examine thyroid gland

The Importance of Thyroid Cancer Follow-up Care: What to Expect

May 16, 2023

As with other cancers, thyroid cancer requires follow-up care after treatment. The thyroid gland helps to regulate our metabolism, including heart rate, body temperature, and levels of calcium found in the blood. Even though thyroid cancer treatment is usually successful, it’s important to continue making regular appointments with a physician. Located on Staten Island, New […]

Technician places patient in position for mammogram

Debunking Common Myths About Breast Cancer

May 2, 2023

When the topic of breast cancer comes up, there’s a chance some statements contain misinformation and misconceptions. However, misleading information about breast cancer can put your health at risk. It’s important to rely on doctors to make sure you’re addressing breast health properly. The physicians and medical personnel who specialize in breast and women’s health […]

Medical technician watches screen while performing ultrasound scan on patient’s neck

Types of Thyroid Cancer: Understanding What They Are and How They Differ

April 28, 2023

All thyroid cancers start in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Located in the front of the neck, these glands have two lobes. They are part of the endocrine system and create hormones and are important in regulating metabolism, or how the body uses its energy. There are several different cancers of the thyroid, which […]