Today’s LATISM Blog Post of the Day is dedicated to our Twitter Party topic of the week: LATISM & RUMC talk Health. Join us with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) as we talk about their Childhood Asthma Education program and how we can all educate ourselves and our loved ones about this pediatric condition that is affecting our youth nationwide. We hope you will join the conversation on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 9pm EST .
What is RUMC?
Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) , is an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine. It is located in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of NYC. With over 22,000 admissions and 65,000 ER visits yearly RUMC serves a large and diverse population of children. In fact, did you know that approximately 1 in 11 children in New York City have asthma with nearly half of them are poorly controlled. Did you know that across the country asthma alone leads to more than 13 million missed school days and is the leading cause of hospitalizations in kids under 15?
At Richmond University Medical Center their team of pediatric residents decided to do something about it and are currently working on the Childhood Asthma Education at RUMC (C.A.E.R) quality improvement project with the goal to increase asthma education and awareness and ultimately decrease the number of asthma related hospitalizations and ER visits for their pediatric patients!
They have also taken on the endeavor of creating the Asthma Coalition of Staten Island which will be an amazing resource of information for children, parents, caregivers, teachers, and medical professionals of not only Staten Island but across the nation! You can find out more about RUMC, their Childhood Asthma Education (C.A.E.R) program and the Asthma Coalition of Staten Island by visiting their website which is soon to be published. For now, come join us and learn more about this impacting initiative and a Medical Center that is out to change the statistic when it comes to pediatric asthma prevention and treatment.
“RUMC looks forward to sharing our website with the LATISM family in the near future. We are very excited to partner with LATISM on our mission and look forward to an awesome collaboration at the annual LATISM’16 conference in October 2016 as well as through our Asthma Awareness series on Twitter!” – Meghan Pearce, 2nd Year Resident at RUMC.
About RUMC and LATISM’16 Annual Conference, Oct 19- 21, 2016
Dr. Ana Mendez, Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Richmond University Medical Center and two of her interns, Dr. Margaret Pearce and Dr. Jennifer Romo will be speaking in one of LATISM’16 exclusive health panels entitled, “Winning Health Efforts in Communities: The key to success”. This panel will expel secrets and lessons learned by hospitals like RUMC, and other private clinics and medical associations, on how to successfully outreach health initiatives to communities of color nationwide. All the panelists in this session will discuss how health systems and organizations continue to successfully outreach to their diverse community and will disclose to the audience the lessons learned for replication and knowledge sharing. For more info on LATISM’16 Latinos As Change Agents annual conference please visit: www.conference.latism.org. Participants who purchase their tickets before August 1st, 2016 can take advantage of our early bird discount by typing in promo code: EARLYBIRD.