Richmond University Medical Center

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Richmond University Medical Center is a hospital in West New Brighton, Staten Island in New York City.[1] The hospital occupies the buildings that were formerly St. Vincent's Medical Center, which closed in 2006.

History[edit]

Richmond University Medical Center was established on January 1, 2007. It is a level 1 trauma center located in Staten Island, New York, and an academic affiliate of the New York Medical College's School of Medicine. The original hospital on the site, St. Vincent's Hospital, was opened in 1903 as a 74-bed facility under the direction of the Sisters of Charity of New York in what had been the Garner mansion, a mansard-roofed stone building built by Charles Taber and later owned by W.T. Garner (the building had been offered to ex-President Ulysses S. Grant as a retirement home, but Grant and his wife were reportedly put off by a summer swarm of mosquitoes).[citation needed]

The mansion still stands on the grounds. The hospital greatly expanded and modernized over the years, and the Sisters of Charity Healthcare System expanded to acquire the former U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island, renaming it Bayley Seton Hospital. In 1999 Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of Manhattan, originally a separate institution founded by the same sisters, took control of the facility as part of a major restructuring of the overall community of Catholic healthcare facilities in New York.[citation needed]

In 2006, St. Vincent's on Staten Island was sold to Bayonne Medical Center and spun off as Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).[2]

Although largely non-religiously affiliated, a cross that adorned St. Vincent's Hospital, on its main building, remains; another cross, on the Villa Building, has been removed.[citation needed]

A search of the hospital's profile showed that, aside from 173 Fallopian tube ligations, according to the New York State Department of Health: Information for a Healthy New York website, the hospital did not report the performance of any procedures which were prohibited in the hospital's prior incarnation (as St. Vincent's) or which are otherwise banned by the Catholic Church. The same site also shows that RUMC has an adjunct facility, RUMC-Bayley Seton.

Campuses[edit]

  • 355 Bard Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 (West Brighton)
  • 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10304 (Stapleton)

Number of beds[edit]

The hospital is licensed to operate 448 beds.[1]

  • Bed Type #
  • Alcohol Detoxification 7
  • Coronary Care 10
  • Intensive Care 20
  • Maternity 34
  • Medical-Surgical 291
  • Neonatal Continuing Care 6
  • Neonatal Intensive Care 8
  • Neonatal Intermediate Care 11
  • Pediatric 23
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 3
  • Psychiatric / Mental 35

Ownership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Richmond University Medical Center". New York State Department of Health. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b "More $$ worry as St. Vincent's deal is sealed". Staten Island Advance. December 28, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-21. St. Vincent's Hospital, West Brighton, will be sold today to Bayonne Medical Center for $10 million, and the North Shore hospital will become Richmond University Medical Center on Monday, parties to the sale said yesterday 
  3. ^ Steinhauer, Jennifer (October 3, 1999). "A Conversion At St. Vincents; In Catholic Merger, Serving the Poor Means Courting the Affluent". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-08-21. So last summer, the hospital, along with Sisters of Charity Healthcare, a hospital on Staten Island, agreed to merge with the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens. Overnight, the region's largest Catholic healthcare system was born, with eight hospitals and scores of other services under its wing 

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