• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System and Richmond University Medical Center Announce Expanded Clinical and Academic Affiliation to Broaden Access to World-Class Care to Staten Island Residents

Affiliation will include newly formed comprehensive cancer program, co-branded emergency department, and integrated internal medicine and specialty physician practices

  • New York, NY
  • (July 06, 2020)

Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated system of eight hospitals, a nationally ranked school of medicine, and a continually expanding network of multispecialty services, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), a 470-bed health care facility and teaching institution and a leader in acute, medical, and surgical care, today announced a clinical and academic partnership to broaden access to world-class primary, specialty, ambulatory, and inpatient care to residents of Staten Island.

Mount Sinai and RUMC will establish closely integrated clinical and academic relationships while maintaining independent governance with the overarching goals of improving quality outcomes for patients and increasing efficiencies, economies of scale, and business development opportunities for both parties.

Under the agreement, Mount Sinai and RUMC will:

  • Integrate ambulatory practices in primary care, cardiology, and cancer
  • Co-brand and co-market jointly operated practices/programs in cancer and cardiology
  • Jointly recruit physicians
  • Expand academic affiliation to potentially include residency program sponsorships, case-by-case faculty appointments and hospital privileges, and clinical opportunities for the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai students
  • Offer clinical research opportunities 
  • Provide tertiary and quaternary services (including ambulatory specialties) when clinically necessary and appropriate

“We look forward to working with our colleagues at RUMC to expand and advance care for residents of Staten Island,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “Our commitment to the community and shared mission to provide the care that this community deserves is our main goal. For any health need, from maintenance of chronic conditions to having access to the most complex medical procedures, Staten Island residents can rest assured that their medical needs will be met.”

“We are delighted to enter into this clinical and academic affiliation with Mount Sinai Health System,” said Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center. “We share many goals, including patient care outcomes and quality; expanding access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory services; and the overall clinical commitment to population health. We see this as an opportunity to build and expand on the solid base of our own tertiary care teaching medical center by exploring opportunities for new joint programs and initiatives.”


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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