Staten Island Guide

Northwell's Global Health initiative partners with Shanti Bhavan school

In an effort to alleviate the pain and suffering of the poorest residents of India, a team comprised of 11 Northwell Health physicians, one university professor, and two public health students discussed their preparations for a medical mission to the Shanti Bhavan school, chronicled in Netflix “Daughters of Destiny” documentary.

Vivo Health Pharmacy opens at Staten Island University Hospital

For patients being discharged at Staten Island University Hospital’s (SIUH) North Site, getting their medications filled got a whole lot easier. A new Vivo Health Pharmacy opened its doors in the lobby of the hospital this week, allowing patients to have their prescriptions filled before leaving the hospital.

Staten Island burn center marks 20 years

STATEN ISLAND, NY - In July of 1998, then FDNY Commissioner, Thomas Von Essenhelped cut the ribbon on a new regional burn centerat Staten Island University Hospital, bringing this specialized care to Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and beyond. A relatively new concept at that time, burn centers delivered intensive care for treating complex burns and wounds.

Running - Nutrition

Today, we’re going to look at nutrition – specifically what to eat and what to avoid prior to your run. The types of food you consume can set you up for gastrointestinal distress or diarrhea (aka runner’s trots). To eat or not to eat

SIUH names new head of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Timothy Sullivan, MD, has been appointed chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Staten Island University Hospital. In his new role, Dr. Sullivan will head a department that treats more than 1,450 inpatients and 23,000 outpatients annually through the hospital’s comprehensive mental health services, which includes substance abuse treatment.

Get your feet wet (literally) with running

As long as you can walk for 30 minutes, you can train to run (or jog/walk) a 5k or even a 4-mile race in as little as six weeks. Maybe you haven’t run since your grade school gym class. Or only bust a sweat when you see the express bus pulling away from the curb.

New lung cancer surgeon comes to Staten Island to provide specialized care

Dr. Adam Lackey, a highly regarded thoracic surgeon, has joined Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). His arrival coincides with cancer rates on Staten Island leading the city – especially lung cancer, which is 20 percent higher than other boroughs – according to New York State Department of Health data.

Cusick & SIUH Co-host Stop The Bleed Training

Today, April 10th, Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island), alongside Staten Island University Hospital, hosted a Stop the Bleed Training at Assemblyman Cusick’s District Office, located at 1911 Richmond Ave, SI, NY 10314. Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Free Mammography Screenings

Senator Lanza is partnering with the Project Renewal Scan Van to host free mammography screenings and clinical breast exams to women across Staten Island. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State and until the cause and cure is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection.