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Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Physician Group from China

Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Physician Group from China

Hospital Provides Chinese Physicians a Unique Clinical Observation Opportunity


June 28, 2019- Nine senior level physicians from Anhui Provincial Hospital in China toured Richmond University Medical Center on June 26 to explore and observe new clinical techniques, advancements, and strategies. According to the clinicians, Anhui Provincial is a 5,000 bed medical facility and treats over 1 million patients a year. Some of the areas of medicine they oversee include endocrinology, intensive care medicine, pathology and radiology.

The goal of their trip is to learn and understand various aspects of the U.S. health care system. Coordinated through the Center for Global Engagement with the support of the School of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing at the College of Staten Island, Richmond University Medical Center was chosen as one of the observation sites for the group.

The physicians were greeted by president and chief executive officer Dr. Daniel J. Messina; chief operating officer and chief nurse officer Rosemarie Stazzone; and chief medical officer, Dr. Mitchell Fogel. They were then given a tour of several departments by Dr. Harry Kopolovich, chair of emergency services. The group visited the pediatric department, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), medical intensive care unit, endoscopy suites, and the emergency department.

“We are honored to provide this educational experience to our colleagues,” Dr. Kopolovich said. “It’s a pleasure to exchange ideas, best practices, and processes with peers from across the world. Despite the different cultures, it was clear from our conversations that caring for people is what is most important to all of us.”