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SI Advance: RUMC Sponsors SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo

Posted Date: 10/23/2015
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On October 1st, Richmond University Medical Center was a co-sponsor of the 6th Annual Staten Island Economic Development  Corporation’s (SIEDC) Health & Wellness Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn. The daylong conference included informative keynote addresses, purposeful seminars, medical screening tests and fitness demonstrations. The aim of the SIEDC expo is to equip Staten Island residents with knowledge about their health and all the health services available to them throughout the borough.  As part of the expo, Dr. Eli Serur, RUMC’s Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, was honored with a  Community Health Hero award.  RUMC sponsored seminars were conducted by: Dr. Philip Otterbeck on Nutrition & Diabetes, Ileana Acosta of the Silberstein Center on Alcohol Use & Abuse and Mary Scullin, RN on Decision Making for Youth. Health screenings were conducted for Lung Cancer, Hepatitis C, and Sleep Apnea.  Additionally,  RUMC’s Blood Bank held a blood drive.