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  • Richmond University Medical Center Staff Receive Appointments

    Posted: 07/09/2019

    July 8, 2019 – Two of Richmond University Medical Center’s staff have received appointments in recognition of their leadership and experience in their respected fields. Dr. George Abdelsayed, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and Elizabeth Traynor, assistant vice president, outpatient behavioral health services, has been elected to the board of directors for The Coalition for Behavioral Health. Founded in 1972, the coalition is an advocacy associ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Recognized for Effective Heart Attack Care

    Posted: 07/02/2019

    July 1, 2019 – The American Heart Association has recognized Richmond University Medical Center for its efficient and effective care of heart attack patients. The Association has bestowed the hospital with its 2019 Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award and its 2019 Mission: Lifeline Bronze STEMI Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award. Richmond University Medical Center earned the NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award for its quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attac...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Physician Group from China

    Posted: 06/28/2019

    Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Physician Group from China Hospital Provides Chinese Physicians a Unique Clinical Observation Opportunity June 28, 2019- Nine senior level physicians from Anhui Provincial Hospital in China toured Richmond University Medical Center on June 26 to explore and observe new clinical techniques, advancements, and strategies. According to the clinicians, Anhui Provincial is a 5,000 bed medical facility and treats over 1 million patients a year. Some of the areas of medi...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Leaders Honored for Service

    Posted: 06/25/2019

    June 24, 2019 – Two of Richmond University Medical Center’s senior administrators were honored for their service and dedication to families and the health care industry recently. President and chief executive officer, Dr. Daniel J. Messina, was named the American Hospital Association’s 2019 Grassroots Champion while the hospital’s president of the medical staff, Dr. Marianne La Barbera was named the 2019 Family Physician of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. The first female pr...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Recognized For Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

    Posted: 06/21/2019

    J une 20, 2019 – Richmond University Medical Center’s stroke care program received another major recognition this week when the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded the hospital its Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. To earn the award, Richmo...

  • Spotlight on Richmond University Medical Center

    Posted: 06/13/2019

    In 2017, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) of Staten Island made it a priority to address the high percentage of people with behavioral health issues who also use tobacco. RUMC was aware that of the 480,000 people who die from tobacco-related disease every year, almost half are individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, and that those with serious mental illness smoke at three times the rate of the general population. Under the determined leadership of Michael Matthews, LCSW Dir...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Adds New Director of Finance

    Posted: 06/11/2019

      York Community Hospital Assumes Role   June 10, 2019 – Richmond University Medical Center has announced the hiring of Lenny Tamburello to serve as the hospital’s new director of finance. A certified public accountant, Tamburello most recently served as the vice president for finance and divisional chief financial officer at New York Community Hospital (NYCH) in Brooklyn.  He assumed this position after the corporate sponsorship of NYCH changed from New York Presbyterian Health System to...

  • Cancer Liaison Physician Named One of the Country’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer

    Posted: 06/05/2019

    June 5, 2019 – Richmond University Medical Center’s cancer liaison physician, Dr. Nisha A. Lakhi, was selected as one of the country’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer for her contributions to help cancer patients lead longer, healthier lives. The only Staten Island physician named to the 2019 class, Dr. Lakhi, 38, was selected as one of the recipients by a panel of judges that reviewed hundreds of candidates from across the United States. “Through research, quality improvement, and my leadership role in the cance...

  • ‘An emotion you can’t describe’ -- RUMC nurse, others thanked by bagpiper they saved

    Posted: 05/30/2019
  • Local Students Make Special Delivery at Richmond University Medical Center

    Posted: 05/24/2019

    May 24, 2019 – Over 100 students from Public School 45 in West Brighton visited Richmond University Medical Center today to deliver handmade cards which will be distributed to families with infants in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The visit was organized by the school, the hospital, and the March of Dimes. There are over 600 annual admissions to the hospital’s NICU, which has a survival rate of 997 out of 1,000 births, one of the highest survival rates nationwide. The NICU has save...