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  • Richmond University Medical Center Holds Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Symposium

    Posted: 05/16/2019

    May 10, 2019 – On May 3 rd , over 20 projects initiated over the past year at Richmond University Medical Center focusing on increasing patient safety and quality of care were the topics of conversation at the hospital’s 5 th annual patient safety and quality improvement symposium. While all projects have led to improvements in care at Richmond University Medical Center, a panel of judges selected a pediatric asthma project that contributed to improved care of young patients as this year’s winning prese...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Physician Honored for Commitment to Patient Safety

    Posted: 05/08/2019

    May 8, 2019 – On May 6, the United Hospital Fund (UHF) honored quality improvement leaders from 51 hospitals and long-term care facilities across the metropolitan region at its new annual event, Tribute to Excellence in Health Care . Among this year’s recipients was Dr. Jessie Saverimuttu, Richmond University Medical Center’s infectious diseases attending and chief of quality improvement. Dr. Saverimuttu was acknowledged for her commitment to improving patient safety and the quality of care provided thr...

  • First Successful Surgery Using New Bone Void Filler Performed at RUMC

    Posted: 04/18/2019

    April 18, 2019 – In a first for Richmond University Medical Center, last week successful hip replacement surgery was performed using a new calcium sulfate bone void filler called InterSep. Board certified orthopedic surgeon, Mark L. Brandon, MD, FAAOS performed the surgery. Dr. Brandon and an orthopedic surgeon in Florida are the first two surgeons in the country to complete procedures using the new material.   According to Pacific Bioceramics, the product’s manufacturer, InterSep is a 100 percent ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Holds Human Trafficking Conference

    Posted: 04/18/2019

    April 18, 2019 – On April 17 th , Richmond University Medical Center brought together experts on a subject that many are unaware happens even here on Staten Island: human trafficking. Over 100 people attended the conference held at the hospital. Presentations focused on how people fall prey to human and organ trafficking, signs of potential victims that medical staff should be aware of, and resources available to connect victims to organizations that can help.   Organized by the hospital’s forensic...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Resident Physicians Take Home Medical Society Awards

    Posted: 04/17/2019

    Richmond University Medical Center Resident Physicians Take Home Medical Society Awards On April 12 th , Pediatric, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry resident physicians from Richmond University Medical Center presented their research and quality improvement projects at the annual Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow Poster Symposium hosted by the Medical Society of the State of New York. The team came home from Tarrytown, NY with two awards, including a second place finish. Finishing in second place i...

  • As overdoses skyrocket, emergency departments deploy life-saving strategies

    Posted: 04/15/2019

    By  Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com (DECADE OF DEATH: This is one in a series of reports on the borough’s opioid crisis.) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Some agree to get counseling and treatment and others want out of the hospital as soon as possible. Treating those with addiction who end up in the Island’s emergency departments is a challenge that health experts are tackling in new ways. As the opioid epidemic has evolved, that role has greatly expanded. In 2008, there was a rate of 391 opioid-relate...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Opens New Histology Lab

    Posted: 04/11/2019

    Richmond University Medical Center has officially unveiled its new comprehensive histology lab. Located on the main campus at 355 Bard Avenue in West Brighton, the new lab features state-of-the-art equipment that enables the medical center to now process its own biopsy specimens from departments within the hospital including surgery, endoscopy, obstetrics/gynecology, and radiology. To help officially open the new lab, hospital staff and administration were joined by Loretta Cauldwell from Staten Island ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Voices Its Opposition to Medicaid Funding Cuts

    Posted: 03/19/2019

    March 14, 2019 – Yesterday, Richmond University Medical Center president and CEO, Dr. Daniel J. Messina, joined over 50 hospital employees and members of the state’s largest health care union, 1199SEIU, to bring attention to the impact of pending Medicaid cuts on the hospital and on healthcare services across the state. Dr. Messina was joined by Ken Raske, president and CEO of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). Citing a loss of revenue due to the federal tax cuts, Governor Andrew Cuomo a...

  • President and CEO Dr. Daniel J. Messina Honored by Cancer Organization

    Posted: 03/08/2019

    March 7, 2019 – On March 2 nd , Richmond University Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Daniel J. Messina was named Medical Professional of the Year by the nonprofit organization Jamie’s LILAC Foundation. Dr. Messina was honored for his commitment to helping Staten Island residents and their families battling cancer. For the past four years, Jamie’s LILAC Foundation has assembled and delivered care packages for distribution to cancer patients undergoing treatment at the medical center. The packages inc...

  • Chief Breast Surgeon Talks Women’s Health with Staten Island Lawyers

    Posted: 03/07/2019

    March 7, 2019 – Nipple sparing mastectomies, lumpectomy, oncoplastic breast surgery. Terms that can confuse and in some cases intimidate women seeking medical help. To help women better understand these treatments and their benefits, Richmond University Medical Center’s Chief Breast Surgeon Tihesha Wilson, M.D., FACS was the featured speaker at the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association (SIWBA)’s annual Wine and Dine event on February 27th. Over 40 women, including New York City Council Member Deborah Ro...