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  • 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
  • Richmond University Medical Center Gives Local Court Employees Peace of Mind

    Posted: 11/26/2019

    November 25, 2019 – On November 15, Richmond University Medical Center supported the health of court employees by providing prostate cancer tests and colon cancer screenings at the court house, located at 26 Center Street in St. George. The screenings and tests were arranged in partnership with the New York State Court Officers Association. Over 70 court employees were tested for prostate cancer or had colon cancer screenings. Individuals found to be at high risk for colon cancer were provide with take ...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Participates in Holy White Mass

    Posted: 11/12/2019

    November 12, 2019 – Physicians, nurses and medical practitioners of all faiths participated in the Holy White Mass for Healthcare Professionals, held on November 7 at St. Theresa’s Church in Castleton Corners. Held each year, the special mass celebrates the contribution of health care providers, regardless of their faith, and thanks them for their care of others in need. “This solemn mass is called the ‘white mass’ in honor of the traditional white coats and uniforms worn in the health care profession,”...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Team Aids Runners at NYC Marathon

    Posted: 11/04/2019

    November 4, 2019 – As over 52,000 runners from around the world raced through the streets of New York City in the 49 th annual New York City Marathon on November 3, over 100 licensed professionals from Richmond University Medical Center volunteered their time to be on hand at the finish line to assist anyone in need of medical attention following the 26 mile race. An army of podiatrists, translators, physical therapists, students, nurses, physician assistants, and residents in emergency medicine and sur...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Becomes Advanced Primary Stroke Center

    Posted: 10/21/2019

    October 18, 2019 – Less than six months after launching its new mechanical thrombectomy sub-specialty program to treat stroke victims, Richmond University Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center certification. This marks the first time the medical center has achieved this certification in its history. Richmond University Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review t...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Cardiac Care Awarded Dual Recertification

    Posted: 10/09/2019

    October 9, 2019 – The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, has awarded gold seal recertification to Richmond University Medical Center for the high standard of care provided to patients experiencing chest pain or suffering heart failure. Gold seal recertification is the highest awarded by the commission, which has now certified the chest pain and heart failure care services at the hospital four consecutive years. In partnership with the...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Re-Instated As Level II Trauma Center

    Posted: 10/08/2019

    October 4, 2019 – Reversing a decision made a week ago, today both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) certified Richmond University Medical Center as a Level II Trauma Center, effective immediately. This designation certifies that the hospital has the appropriately trained medical staff, trauma educators, nurses, equipment and protocols in place to continue treating all adult and pediatric patients in need of trauma care. Richmond University Medi...

  • Quadruple Accreditation for Richmond University Medical Center Breast Imaging Services

    Posted: 10/08/2019

    October 7, 2019 – Richmond University Medical Center’s Breast and Women’s Center is now an accredited facility by the American College of Radiology (ACR) after earning the gold seal of accreditation for the center’s comprehensive mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound guided biopsy services. The gold seal represents the highest level of accreditation provided by the ACR for quality of care and patient safety. The accreditations come a year after the center began providing ser...