FDNY leadership visits University of Richmond Medical Center, visits new patient treatment and service areas

STATEN ISLAND, NY – FDNY leaders toured the University of Richmond Medical Center and got a first-hand look at the hospital’s new emergency department, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) , surgical suites and several other capital improvement projects currently underway.

On April 4, Richard Salhany, RUMC Executive Director and President of the Richmond Health Network, and many of the hospital’s medical department directors and professors joined RUMC President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, PhD , ANGER to ensure the visit.

RUMC’s new MICU, which includes an increase in the number of private patient rooms from 10 to 14, new isolation/negative pressure rooms and larger visiting space, will open in a few months. The new, state-of-the-art 35,000 square foot emergency department will open later this summer, and the hospital’s new, modernized operating theaters will be in service by the end of the year.

Representing the FDNY was Deputy Deputy Chief Paul Miano; division chief Luis Basso; Division Chief Martin Braun, Nathan Reisman, MD; director Harold Wagner; and EMT Nicholas Portera.

The expanded capabilities of the new RUMC Medical Intensive Care Unit, including new isolation/negative pressure rooms, are explained to the FDNY by Dr. Messina during their tour of the RUMC. (Courtesy of Alexander Lutz/RUMC)

University of Richmond Medical Center is a nonprofit health care provider serving the ethnically diverse community of Staten Island and its neighbors. The medical center provides premium patient care through a full range of emergent, acute, primary, behavioral health and education services. RUMC does this in an environment that promotes the highest satisfaction of patients, families, physicians and staff. For more information, call 1-718-818-1234 or visit www.rumcsi.org.