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  • Richmond University Medical Center and its staff are prepared for COVID-19

    Posted: 03/27/2020
  • Richmond University Medical Center Creates Zone of Solitude for Hospital Staff

    Posted: 03/25/2020

    March 25, 2020 – To help hospital staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic find time to care for themselves, Richmond University Medical Center has set up a relaxation zone in the hospital’s auditorium. Physicians, nurses and ancillary staff can find quiet solitude to decompress, if just for a few moments. The zone has reduced lighting, lavender fragrances and soothing music playing on overhead speakers. The room’s large projector screen displays shifting images of beaches, forests, waterfalls ...

  • Artist erects huge 'thank you’ signs outside Staten Island hospitals battling coronavirus outbreak

    Posted: 03/24/2020
  • Richmond University Medical Center Sets Up Hotline for COVID-19 Anxiety

    Posted: 03/18/2020

    March 17, 2020 – To support people feeling stressed or full of anxiety as a result of the rapidly clanging developments around COVID-19, Richmond University Medical Center has set up a 24-hour hotline the public can call and speak with clinical staff from the hospital’s department of psychiatry & behavioral sciences. The number is 718-818-6300. All conversations and information will be kept confidential. “Our 24 hour hotline will connect people directly with our experts who can answer questions, and...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Announces New Chair of Medicine

    Posted: 03/13/2020

    March 13, 2020 – Richmond University Medical Center has announced that Dr. Philip Otterbeck has been promoted to the position of chair of medicine. Dr. Otterbeck has been on staff since 2012 and currently serves as chief of endocrinology.  In his new role as chair of medicine, Dr. Otterbeck will focus on medical education, research, recruitment, quality and communication with community physicians. He will also continue to serve as chief of endocrinology.  “Dr. Otterbeck brings an unparalleled ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Installs Free Phone Charging Stations

    Posted: 02/13/2020

    Richmond University Medical Center Installs Free Phone Charging Stations Stations in Key Location Will Enhance Patient, Visitor and Staff Experience   February 4, 2020 – Richmond University Medical Center has partnered with Innovare Medical Media (Innovare) to enhance the experience for every individual that walks through the hospital’s doors: free cell phone charging stations at multiple locations throughout the hospital’s main building at 355 Bard Avenue. The new charging stations can charge mult...

  • As flu epidemic rages, RUMC offers kids vaccines in emergency room

    Posted: 01/28/2020
  • Local Non-Profit Donates Handmade Pillows for Breast Cancer Patients

    Posted: 01/16/2020

    January 16, 2020 – Richmond University Medical Center welcomed the founder of the Cancer Tamer Foundation, Dr. Charley Ferrer and supporters of her organization at the hospital’s Breast and Women’s Center where they donated 50 handmade lymphedema pillows for distribution to breast cancer patients. Cancer Tamer Foundation is a local Staten Island based non-profit launched to help women and men with breast cancer. Hospital president and chief executive officer, Dr. Daniel J. Messina was joined by physicia...

  • RUMC’s Center for Cancer Care Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

    Posted: 01/14/2020

    January 14, 2020 – Richmond University Medical Center’s Center for Cancer Care has been awarded three-year accreditation in positron emission tomography (PET) following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice parameters and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who a...

  • At the stroke of midnight: Baby boy born at RUMC is first baby of the decade

    Posted: 01/02/2020