List of hospitals in Staten Island

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This is a list of hospitals in Staten Island, sorted by hospital name, with addresses and a brief description of their formation and development. Hospital names were obtained from these sources.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] A list of hospitals in New York State is also available.


  • Richmond University Medical Center, branches at 355 Bard Avenue and 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island. Both branches became Richmond University Medical Center on January 1, 2007.[11][12][13][14]
    • The branch on Bard Avenue opened as St. Vincent's Hospital of Staten Island on Thanksgiving Day in 1903.
    • The branch on Vanderbilt Avenue opened on October 1, 1831, as Seaman's Retreat which was part of the Marine Hospital Service, became a United States Public Health Service hospital in the 1930s, and was sold to the Sisters of Charity of New York and renamed Bayley Seton Hospital in 1980.
  • Staten Island University Hospital - formed via the merger of Staten Island and Richmond Memorial Hospitals in 1989.[15][16][17]
    • North Division, 475 Seaview Avenue. Founded as the S.R. Smith Infirmary in memory of Dr. Samuel Russell Smith in 1861, moved to Tompkins Avenue in 1864, moved to 85 Hannah Street in 1870, moved to 101 Stanley Avenue (later Castleton Avenue) in 1890, renamed Staten Island Hospital in 1916, moved to 475 Seaview Avenue in 1979.
    • South Division, 375 Seguine Avenue. Founded as Richmond Memorial Hospital in 1920.

Closed hospitals[edit]

Includes former names of hospitals

  • Bayley Seton Hospital, 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island. See Richmond University Medical Center in the section on hospitals in Staten Island above.
  • Doctor's Hospital of Staten Island, 1050 Targee Street, Staten Island. Founded as Sunnyside Hospital in 1940, moved to make way for the Staten Island Expressway in 1940 and relocated to Targee Street in 1963, merged with Staten Island University Hospital, closed in 2003. The building was demolished and is now Public School 48.[15][16]
  • Embarkation Hospital no. 3, Hoffman Island, Staten Island. Opened as the Hoffman Island Army Hospital in December 1917. Renamed Embarkation Hospital no. 3 by the U.S. Army in July 1918, and closed on January 1, 1919.[18]
  • Field Hospital, at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island. A temporary hospital that was opened for the COVID epidemic. Opened for the first wave from April 7, 2020, to May 21, 2020, and for the second wave from November 24, 2020, to April 21, 2021[19][20]
  • Halloran General Hospital, Willowbrook, Staten Island. Built as a hospital for retarded children, occupied by the U.S. Army as a veterans' hospital named for Col. Paul Stacey Halloran and open from November 1942 until April 1951. It became the Willowbrook State School which closed in 1987.[21][22]
  • Richmond Memorial Hospital, 375 Seguine Avenue, Staten Island. Opened on September 18, 1920, merged with Staten Island University Hospital and became its South Division in 1989.[15][16][23]
  • S.R. Smith Infirmary, 101 Castleton Avenue, New Brighton, Staten Island. Named for Dr. Samuel Russell Smith. It was renamed Staten Island Hospital in 1917.[24]
  • St. John's Guild Seaside Hospital, New Dorp, Staten Island.[25]
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, 355 Bard Avenue, West New Brighton, Staten Island. Opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1903. Became part of Richmond University Medical Center[11]
  • Seaview Hospital, 460 Brielle Avenue Staten Island. Opened in 1913, closed in 1961. Some of the remaining buildings are a nursing home.[16][26][27][28]
  • Sunnyside Hospital, Little Clove Road, Staten Island. Founded in 1940, moved to make way for the Staten Island Expressway in 1940 and relocated to Targee Street as Doctor's Hospital in 1963. Building was demolished for the highway.[15][16]
  • Veterans' Hospital (Fox Hills), Staten Island. Designated by the U.S. Army as Debarkation Hospital no. 2 and General Hospital no. 41, and opened as Fox Hills Base Hospital on June 1, 1918. Renamed United States Public Health Service Hospital 61 in 1920, renamed United States Veterans' Hospital 61 on February 13, 1922. Ordered closed on March 7, 1922, and all patients were transferred to other hospitals by some time in April.[18][29][30][31]
  • Veterans' Hospital (Willowbrook), Staten Island. Built as a hospital for retarded children, occupied by the U.S. Army and named Halloran General Hospital for. Col Paul Stacey Halloran, and open from November 1942 until April 1951. It became Willowbrook State Hospital which closed in 1987.[21][22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richmond, Rev. J.F. (1872). New York and Its Institutions (1609-1873). New York, N.Y.: E.B. Treat. p. 480.
  2. ^ Standing Committee on Hospitals (January 1, 1908). New Hospitals Needed in Greater New York - Recommendations by the Standing Committee on Hospitals of the State Charities Aid Association with a Report on Present Conditions and Future Needs. Albany, N.Y.: State Charities Aid Association of New York. pp. 79–82. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. ^ The Medical Directory of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, 1909: volume 11. New York, N.Y.: Medical Society of the State of New York. 1909. pp. 705–724. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, 137th Session, 1914 (vol. 23, no. 57, part 3 ed.). Albany, N.Y. 1914. pp. 226–229, 281–299, 369, 476–512, 616–620, 648–649. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Walsh, James J. (1919). History of Medicine in New York - Three Centuries of Medical Progress. New York, N.Y.: National Americana Society. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Approved Hospitals in This Area". New York Times. October 17, 1939. p. 22. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Hospitals in New York State - Profiles". New York State Department of Health. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Directory of Activities of Public and Private Welfare Agencies (2 (revised January 1, 1921) ed.). City of New York Department of Public Welfare. September 29, 1920. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "62 Hospitals Win City Endorsement - Ony 7 Others in Proprietary Group Fail to Meet New Set of Standards - They, Too, Will Comply - Failure to Do So Would Mean Loss of Their Licenses, Dr. Goldwater Says". New York Times. September 30, 1936. p. 21. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "Hospitals Approved by Surgeons". New York Times. February 1, 1946. p. 17. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Walsh (1919), p. 761.
  12. ^ Wilson, Claire (January 2, 2005). "A Past to Preserve, With Original Details". New York Times. p. RE. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  13. ^ Gold, Kenneth M.; Weintrob, Lori R. (editors) (September 19, 2011). Discovering Staten Island - A 350th Anniversary Commemorative History. Charleston, S.C.: The History Press. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-60949-170-3. Retrieved October 11, 2015. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  14. ^ Sanders, Anna. "Future of Bayley Seton site: Revamped community center and plans for a green campus". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  15. ^ a b c d "Staten Island University Hospital - History of the Hospital". Staten Island University Hospital. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Staten Island Hospitals, Homes, and Orphanages". John Sublett. Archived from the original on October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  17. ^ Gold and Weintrob (editors) (2011), pp. 34-35.
  18. ^ a b "Military Hospitals in the United States - Chapter 33 - Other Embarkation and Debarkation Hospitals". United States Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  19. ^ "NYC Eyes July as Earliest End to Mask, Social Distancing Rules; Last Field Hospital Closes". NBC New York. April 22, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  20. ^ Spezzamonte, Irene (April 22, 2021). "A year after admitting first patient, South Beach Psychiatric Center COVID emergency hospital closes". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  21. ^ a b "Staten Island Hospital Army Took From State Is Receiving Casualties From Overseas". New York Times. February 3, 1943. p. 14. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  22. ^ a b "V.A. Will Dedicate Hospital in Jersey, High Officials to Take Part Today in Ceremonies at $23,000,000 Facility". New York Times. October 12, 1952. p. 51. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  23. ^ "Richmond Memorial Hospital a South Shore anchor". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  24. ^ "S.R. Smith Infirmary". Forgotten NY. December 3, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  25. ^ "The Seaside Hospital – New Building Erected by St. John's Guild at New Dorp, Staten Island, Dedicated". The New York Times. June 17, 1899.
  26. ^ "City's $4,000,000 Hospital Now Ready - Greatest Sanitarium in the World for Consumptives is Dedicated - Fifteen Buildings Ready - Completion Marks Most Advanced Step in War on Tuberculosis, Speakers Say". New York Times. November 13, 1913. p. 6. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  27. ^ Bennett, Charles G. (May 17, 1962). "Seaview Hospital Project". New York Times. p. 39. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  28. ^ Sherry, Virginia N. (February 2015). "17 Things to Know About the Farm Colony/Seaview Hospital Historic District on Staten Island". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  29. ^ "War Hospital Renamed - Fox Hills Institution Becomes United States Veterans'". New York Times. February 14, 1922. p. 14. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  30. ^ "Veterans to Quit Fox Hills Hospital - Forbes Declares That It Is a Firetrap and Conditions Are Deplorable - Wants All Out In Ten Days - Major Copeland, Acting Director, Says Change Will Require Six Months". New York Times. March 8, 1922. p. 14. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  31. ^ "Delay Fox Hills Hospital Closing". New York Times. March 31, 1922. p. 16. Retrieved October 4, 2015.

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