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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt To Open Diabetes Center in the Fall

The northern sections of Staten Island have one of the City's highest rates of diabetes prevalence

Richmond University Medical Center will partner with the clinic to provide vascular screenings on site and referrals to the hospital for expedient vascular surgery evaluation and treatment

Aug 27, 2021

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt today announced that it will open a new Diabetes Center. According to the City’s Health Department’s Community Health Survey, the northern sections of Staten Island have some of the highest diabetes prevalence in the City. Services on-site will include, eye and foot care, virtual nutrition counseling, and the use of innovative technology, like the text-message based MITI (Mobile Insulin Titration Intervention) program to monitor blood sugar. Additionally, Richmond University Medical Center will partner with the clinic to provide vascular screenings on site and referrals to the hospital for expedient vascular surgery eval and treatment. The clinic will open in the fall of 2021.
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is excited to announce our new comprehensive diabetes services at our Gotham Health-Vanderbilt clinic on Staten Island,” said CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Michelle Lewis. “This new service will complement our primary care, women’s health, pediatric health services that exist at the facility already.”
“Data from the City’s Health Department show that Staten Island has not escaped the national diabetes burden, which is why we’re creating a diabetes center that focuses on both diabetes prevention and management,” said Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care at NYC Health + Hospitals Ted Long, MD. “As the only NYC Health + Hospitals clinic on Staten Island, we are committed to providing comprehensive care and for anyone who needs it.”
“Richmond University Medical Center is proud to partner with NYC Health + Hospitals in the fight against diabetes, a growing concern on Staten Island. Vascular disease is highly prevalent in patients with diabetes. In performing vascular screenings, this program will ensure patients’ access to RUMC’s vascular surgery department should they be diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease,” said Richmond University Medical Center President and CEO Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE. “As an organization that values the needs of its local residents, RUMC is ready to assist with the necessary medical care our community requires. We are happy to support NYC Health + Hospitals at the Vanderbilt clinic in providing specialized clinical support. RUMC has served the community for over 115 years. It has always been our mission to ensure the health and wellbeing of Staten Islanders.”
The Diabetes Center services will include:
Diabetes individual assessment, evaluation, care and treatment
Comprehensive diabetes self-management education and training
Virtual nutrition counseling to assist with individualized meal planning
Community resources for on-going care and support
The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (every second Saturday). Call 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692) to make an appointment Public Affairs
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt opened in June 2018. The $28 million 18,000 square foot ambulatory care center offers affordable primary care for children and adults, mental health counseling and referrals, and opioid treatment.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 844-NYC-4NYC.