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  • 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...

  • Senior VP for Strategic Planning & Medical Operations Named to National Committee

    Posted: 02/06/2019

    February 5, 2019 – The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) announced that Richard Salhany, Senior Vice President for Planning and Medical Operations at Richmond University Medical Center, has been named it its Policy Committee. In his new role, Salhany will help guide the organization’s advocacy agenda and provide feedback to the board of directors on issues such as legislation and proposed regulations being considered by Congress and the US Department of Health and Human Services. In his role at Rich...

  • Dr. Thomas Forlenza Helps Bridge the Generation Gap on Staten Island

    Posted: 02/04/2019

    January 28, 2019 – Recently, director of oncology, Dr. Thomas Forlenza helped bridge the gap between generations by introducing students from three local high schools to senior citizens living at Eger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lighthouse Hill. The partnerships were intended to help different generations better understand and appreciate one another. A total of nine students participated in this year’s program. The students were from Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood, Moore Catholic H...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Welcomes New Emergency Department Nursing Interns

    Posted: 01/24/2019

    The emergency department of Richmond University Medical Center kicked off 2019 by welcoming nine new nursing interns to the department and pairing them with senior nurses in the department to serve as mentors. The mentors and interns met for the first time last week during an informal meet and greet at the hospital. The mentor program pairs the new nursing interns for 2019 with mentors who joined the department in 2018 and 2017. The purpose of the mentoring program is to support the development of nurse...

  • Congressman Max Rose visits Richmond University Medical Center

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    January 10, 2019 –  On January 8 th , newly elected Congressman Max Rose visited Richmond University Medical Center, touring the emergency department, operating department and several additional service areas.   Rep. Rose also met with senior administration, including president and CEO Daniel J. Messina, and chief nurse officer and COO Rosemarie Stazzone. Also joining them was board of trustees chair Kathryn K. Rooney.   Among the issues discussed were the upcoming construction of the hos...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Announces Merger with Staten Island Mental Health Society

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    January 9, 2019 –  Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island Mental Health Society, two non-profit health care providers who have each served Staten Island for over 100 years, announced their merger, effective January 1, 2019. Services and programs operated by Staten Island Mental Health Society will be fully integrated as a division of Richmond University Medical Center.   A private, not-for-profit behavioral health services agency serving Staten Island children with special needs ...

  • NYCEDC Facilitates Over $130M in Bonds for Richmond University Medical Center

    Posted: 01/03/2019

    January 2, 2019 – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the Build NYC board approval of $132 million in tax-exempt bonds to help fuel the modernization of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). The project, which has received funding from the City, Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Deborah Rose, Council Member Steven Matteo, and other local stakeholders, will include the addition of a 21st century emergency department and further positions the medical cen...

  • Richmond University Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Re-Certification

    Posted: 11/21/2018

    November 20, 2018 – Richmond University Medical Center, the only hospital on Staten Island designated as “Baby Friendly,” by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has earned Perinatal Care Re-Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals, such as the medical center, that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns. “Richmond Univ...