Richmond University Medical Center Recognized by Key Medical Accreditors

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Richmond University Medical Center has been recognized for its top quality, patient-focused care by three key accreditation groups covering trauma, childbirth, oncologist and cardiopulmonary services.

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"These recognitions, set against established standards for hospitals across the United States, demonstrate the remarkable quality of the patient-focused care we provide on a daily basis," Dr. Messina said.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2016 — Richmond University Medical Center has been recognized for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services from three prominent medical accreditation organizations, announced the center's president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina.

Among the recognitions, the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) named the hospital's trauma center as the only fully-accredited Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric facility in New York City.

The hospital also received a perinatal care certification from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC), one of only two New York City institutions and the only one on Staten Island to do so. TJC also acknowledged exceptional care immediately before and after childbirth.

A third recognition involves accreditation by the Commission on Cancer for the medical center's cancer care services. This final accolade is from TJC for the facility's COPD treatment program that meets national benchmarks for staff and patient education, risk factor reduction, smoking cessation and care coordination.

"These recognitions, set against established standards for hospitals across the United States, demonstrate the remarkable quality of the patient-focused care we provide on a daily basis," Dr. Messina said. "It is a testament to the hard work of our clinical support staff, along with the management teams, that we continue to receive these honors."

In May, the institution gained national recognition through a Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. It also recently received TJC's Gold Seal of Approval for quality and patient safety.

The 470-bed teaching hospital is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan. The hospital has more than 2,500 clinical and administrative staff, making it one of Staten Island's largest employers.

Richmond University Medical Center is located at 355 Bard Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10310. The Center can be contacted at 718-818-1234, or online at http://www.rumcsi.org.

Serving nearly a half million residents of Staten Island, N.Y., Richmond University Medical Center is among the region's leading teaching hospitals and healthcare institutions. It provides acute medical and surgical care in nearly all disciplines and features the latest technological and therapeutic advances including robotic surgery, hyperbaric medicine and on-site sleep disorder treatment. It is also the only institution in the borough to offer inpatient psychiatric care for adolescents.

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