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NYC Health + Hospitals is Hiring for the Test and Trace Program!

New York City Health + Hospitals is hiring staff for the COVID-19 Tracing program.
The job titles are as follows:
  • Community Engagement Specialist (require in-person service)
  • Community Engagement Supervisor
  • Case Investigator
  • Case Investigator Supervisor
If you would like to refer applicants who meet the requirements, please do so by emailing CBONYC@bachrachgroup.com with applicants’ resumes. Your can also visit https://bachrachgroup.com/covid-19-jobs/ for the application.
For more information on the Test and Trace program visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/.

Military VIP Program at RUMC


Are you an active, retired, or reservist veteran of the United States military? If so, Richmond University Medical Center invites you to enroll in their VIP Program. Members of our military are eligible for unique benefits through the program when they visit Richmond University Medical Center or their primary care sites across Staten Island.


Benefits of the VIP Program:

  • Same day scheduling at RUMC Immediate Care/Primary Care/Walk In Center sites
  • Free parking at the main hospital (valet or token)
  • Free patient room television and/or telephone service, when admitted
  • 24/7 VIP behavioral/mental health issues hotline
  • Complimentary private maternity room, based on availability
  • 20% discount at Lori’s Gifts, located in the main lobby
  • 10% discount at hospital cafeteria and Starbucks
  • Reduced rates for special events (Annual gala, golf outing, etc.)
  • VIP invitation to hospital events (lunch and learns, ribbon cuttings, etc.)

How It Works:

Complete this form and also submit proof of service by email or mail to receive your personalized VIP card. Your card will be mailed to you. Once you receive your VIP program card, present it at the hospital or one of the RUMC primary care sites to enjoy your benefits.



The VIP program is available to members of our military who are active, retired, or reservist. Benefits are non-transferrable and the VIP card must be provided to access the program’s benefits.

Registration is not complete until proof of service is also provided. Valid proof of military service includes:

  • Valid driver’s license with veteran designation
  • DD214 or VA healthcare card
  • A current veteran’s organization membership card (VFW, American Legion, etc.)

Proof of service can be sent to Alutz@rumcsi.org or sent by mail to:

Alex Lutz
Attn: VIP Program
Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

You’re Invited! Staten Island Equity & Belonging Project

You’re invited to learn more about the Staten Island Equity and Belonging Project, which is a survey to assess the views on equity and belonging among current and former Staten Island residents.

The purpose of the survey is to:

  • Understand the perceptions of equity & belonging among current and former Staten Island residents
  • Gather data that can assist the community leaders in addressing and supporting the well-being of residents living in Staten Island
  • Connect community leaders with training and tools that can be used to facilitate meaningful conversations for social change

Join PCCS and partners on Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00 am as they discuss and explore the Equity & Belonging survey with the College of Staten Island’s Department of Social Work.

You can register for the event here. It is virtual and open to the public!

If you are interested in partnering, contact Alexa Donnelly at alexa@pccsny.org.

SaferLockRx Bottles and Deterra Bags

Recently, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Volpe delivered SaferLockRx bottles and Deterra bags to several local pharmacies that have volunteered to participate in an important project to address Substance Use Disorder on Staten Island. This project was made possible by a grant from Healthfirst.
Studies have shown that over 50% of controlled medications are obtained without a prescription. This is often from friends and family. 32.5% of students surveyed in the 12th grade replied that opioids were easily accessible 2018.
SaferLockRx bottles permit safer storage of medications with a risk of addiction and overdose. We can all do our part by safely storing these types of medications and promptly disposing of medications that are no longer needed. Many pharmacies have medication disposal boxes on site and the three pharmacies participating in the project also have a limited number of Deterra bags that can be used at home to safely neutralize up to 98% medications which can then be safely disposed.

Grant to help Staten Island Veterans who have fallen on hard times due to COVID-19

We are happy to share this article from SI Live that outlines an initiative funded by NY Community Trust. Staten Island PPS is proud to have been chosen to support veterans during the COVID pandemic with its hospital and community partners.
If your agency or practice serves veterans or know of any in need, please call the Gold Star Post of the American Legion’s central number at (718) 983-7675. Callers can leave a message and the organization will connect vets to Staten Island PPS partners who can help.
Please note, the line is not manned by a live operator and cannot provide an immediate response.