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FDNY Leadership Visits RUMC, Tours New Patient Treatment and Service Areas

April 4, 2022

On Friday, April 1, leadership from the FDNY visited Richmond University Medical Center, getting a first-hand look at the hospital’s new Emergency Department, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), surgical suites, and several other capital improvement projects currently underway.

RUMC President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE (3rd left) with leadership from the FDNY and members of the hospital’s medical staff outside the hospital’s new Emergency Department, opening this summer.

Richard Salhany, RUMC’s Chief Administrative Officer and President of the Richmond Health Network, and many of the hospital’s medical department chairs and faculty joined RUMC President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE to provide the tour. RUMC’s new MICU, which features an increase in private patient room from 10 to 14, new isolation/negative pressure rooms, and larger visiting space, will open in a few short months. The new state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft. Emergency Department will open later this summer, and the hospital’s new modernized surgical suites will be in service by end of the year.

Representing the FDNY was Deputy Assistant Chief Paul Miano; Division Chief Luis Basso; Division Chief Martin Braun, Nathan Reisman, MD; Director Harold Wagner; and EMT Nicholas Portera.

The expanded capabilities of RUMC’s new Medical Intensive Care Unit including new isolation/negative pressure rooms, is explained to FDNY by Dr. Messina during their tour of RUMC.