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Richmond University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Health System Announce Expanded Clinical and Academic Affiliation to Broaden Access to World-Class Care to Staten Island Residents

July 6, 2020 – Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated system of eight hospitals, a nationally ranked school of medicine, and a continually expanding network of multi-specialty services, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), a 470-plus bed health care facility and teaching institution and a leader in acute, medical, and surgical care, have announced a clinical and academic partnership to broaden access to world-class primary, specialty, ambulatory, and inpatient care to residents of Staten Island.  Mount Sinai and RUMC will establish closely integrated clinical and academic relationships while maintaining independent governance with the overarching goals of improving quality outcomes for patients and increasing efficiencies, economies of scale, and business development op-opportunities for both parties.

Under the agreement, Mount Sinai and RUMC will:

  • Integrate ambulatory practices in primary care, cardiology, and cancer
  • Co-brand and co-market jointly operated practices/programs in cancer and cardiology
  • Jointly recruit physicians
  • Expand academic affiliation to potentially include residency program sponsorships, case-by-case faculty appointments and hospital privileges, and clinical opportunities for the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai students
  • Offer clinical research opportunities           
  • Provide tertiary and quaternary services (including ambulatory specialties) when clinically necessary and appropriate

“We are delighted to enter into this clinical and academic affiliation with Mount Sinai Health System,” said Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center. “We share many goals, including patient care outcomes and quality; expanding access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory services; and the over-all clinical commitment to population health. We see this as an opportunity to build and expand on the solid base of our own tertiary care teaching medical center by exploring opportunities for new joint programs and initiatives.”

“We look forward to working with our colleagues at RUMC to expand and advance care for residents of Staten Island,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “Our commitment to the community and shared mission to provide the care that this community deserves is our main goal. For any health need, from maintenance of chronic conditions to having access to the most complex medical procedures, Staten Island residents can rest assured that their medical needs will be met.”