Richmond University Medical Center

Coordinates: 40°38′08″N 74°06′22″W / 40.63556°N 74.10611°W / 40.63556; -74.10611
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Richmond University Medical Center
Mount Sinai Health System
Location355 Bard Ave, Staten Island, New York, United States
Coordinates40°38′08″N 74°06′22″W / 40.63556°N 74.10611°W / 40.63556; -74.10611
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
NetworkMount Sinai Health System
Emergency departmentLevel I Trauma Center
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in Staten Island

Richmond University Medical Center[1] is a hospital in West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City.[2] The hospital occupies the buildings that were formerly St. Vincent's Medical Center, which closed in 2006. It is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System.


Richmond University Medical Center was established on January 1, 2007. It is a Level I Trauma Center located in Staten Island, New York. 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]

Garner mansion

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).[3]

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]


Number of beds[edit]

The hospital is licensed to operate 448 beds.[2]

  • 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



  1. ^ Michael Wilson (November 23, 2008). "Firefighter Dies in Staten Island Blaze". New York Times. at Richmond University Medical Center
  2. ^ a b "Richmond University Medical Center". Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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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