As a show of appreciation for the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for its continuing efforts to improve the quality of healthcare on Staten Island, the Executive Club of Staten Island, Inc. presented Richmond University Medical Center with a $5,000 donation to assist with construction of the hospital’s new state-of-the-art emergency department.
“On behalf of everyone at RUMC, I want to thank the Executive Club of Staten Island and all its members for thinking of the thousands of patients who will be direct beneficiaries of the most advanced emergency department on Staten Island when construction is completed next year,” president and chief executive officer, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, said.
At present, the retaining walls for RUMC’s new emergency department have been completed, drywells have also been installed to ensure adequate drainage, and work has begun on erecting the steel shell that will support the new two-story, 35,000 square foot emergency department. The current emergency department, constructed in 1978, is 15,000 square feet and built to service around 30,000 emergency care patents annually. Today, RUMC averages about 60,000 patients coming to its emergency department for care annually and during the pandemic the department treated over 1,000 people affected by the virus.
When completed in 2021, the new emergency department will feature private treatment rooms, trauma bays, and comprehensive specialty areas for pediatrics and urgent care on the ground floor. The second floor will be used to upgrade the hospital’s surgical unit and increase space for additional services.
The Executive Club of Staten Island, Inc. focuses on fostering its members’ business growth through relationship building, education and community involvement.