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  • Richmond University Medical Center Begins Cancer Awareness Pin Campaign

    Posted: 11/12/2018

    November 9, 2018- Every year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer throughout the United States. As researchers and doctors continue to work to find better treatment options, Richmond University Medical Center is offering colored lapel pins to raise awareness for cancer patients, their loved ones, and anyone who might be affected by cancer now and in the future. The pins are designed to represent some of the most common types of cancer and can be ordered on line at no cost. The pins are a great w...

  • RUMC Opens New Breast and Women's Center

    Posted: 10/26/2018

    By  Caitlin Della Rocca STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Breast and Women’s Center on Thursday, Oct. 25 in Sunnyside. The center will serve as a dedicated space for breast health on Staten Island -- located at 1161 Victory Boulevard. The facility will include the latest in breast imaging and diagnostics -- breast cancer being the most common cancer to affect women. The facility will be under the direction of D...

  • Masons Make Care Package Donation to Richmond University Medical Center

    Posted: 10/09/2018

    October 9, 2018 – On Sunday, October 7 th , the New York City chapter of The Widows Sons, an International Masonic riding association whose members are all Freemasons, donated 25 care package for children receiving care in the pediatric department of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). The care packages contain crayons, coloring books, play-do, pencils, and glow sticks. The group also brought DVDs and CDs to entering children during their stay at RUMC. “On behalf of the hospital, I would like to ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification by The Joint Commission

    Posted: 09/21/2018

    September 19, 2018 – Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Certification in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. RUMC underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with COPD-specific requi...

  • RUMC remembers 9/11 with ceremony at West Brighton hospital

    Posted: 09/12/2018

    By  Carol Ann Benanti STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --Physicians, staffers, first responders and community leaders will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Richmond University Medical Center to honor those lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Participants should meet in front of the 9/11 Memorial adjacent to the main entrance at 355 Bard Avenue in West Brighton. RUMC will not only pay tribute to the victims of the attacks, but also honor members of the military. "[RUMC] has has held a...

  • RUMC's CEO competes in 5K Run/Walk to benefit hospital's new pediatric unit

    Posted: 09/12/2018

    By  Carol Ann Benanti STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- More than 175 people stepped off recently for Richmond University Medical Center's second annual 5K Run/Walk in Clove Lakes Park, including the West Brighton's president and CEO, Danial Messina. "On behalf of everyone at RUMC, we want to thank each and every person who ran or walked to benefit our new pediatric unit," Messina said. "Our smallest patients will be the true winners because of everyone who laced up their running and ...

  • RUMC to Hold 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk in Clove Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 8th

    Posted: 08/28/2018

    July 18, 2018 – Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) will hold its second annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 8th at Clove Lakes Park. The event will help support the pediatric unit in the hospital’s new Emergency Department. The race will kick off at 10 AM. Registration is open on-line now, day of registration will begin at 8 AM. Building off of last year’s inaugural run, where over 350 people participated, this year’s event promises to provide another exciting chance for Staten Island’s run...

  • Expanded addiction treatment offered in SIUH, RUMC emergency departments

    Posted: 08/28/2018

    By  Kristin F. Dalton kdalton@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) are now offering buprenorphine in its emergency departments to help patients suffering from substance misuse disorders get on the road to recovery. Commonly used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction, buprenorphine is a medication that eases withdrawal symptoms and minimizes the craving for opioids. SIUH and RUMC are two of six eme...

  • Local Organization Donates Cancer Patient Care Packages to RUMC

    Posted: 08/22/2018

    Wednesday, August 22 nd – Richmond University Medical Center was the recipient of 25 care packages today, intended to provide comfort to patients undergoing cancer treatment, including children. The packages were assembled and donated by Jaime’s LILAC Foundation, a Staten Island nonprofit founded in 2014 in memory of Jaime Moltisanti Cucuzza. Jamie was a young woman who succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 38. The Foundation is committed to honoring Jaime’s memory by giving something back to the growi...

  • Miracle baby gives back, raises $8K for Richmond University NICU

    Posted: 08/10/2018

    By  Caitlin Della Rocca For the Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The family of miracle baby Gaspare Randazzo of Arden Heights recently raised more than $8,000 for Richmond University Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Melissa Randazzo was at the beginning of her third trimester when she gave birth to Gaspare nearly two months early in March 2017.  The newborn, who weighed just 3 pounds, spent his first five weeks in the NICU.  Today, Gaspare is 16 ...