Staten Island University Hospital-Sanford R. Nalitt Institute

Founded in 1861 as the Smith Infirmary, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) is one of the nation’s oldest healthcare institutions and has evolved into a major teaching hospital and tertiary care center with 714-beds at two acute care facilities in Richmond County, New York. SIUH is a major affiliate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn.

Since 1991, the hospital's cancer facility, the Sanford R. Nalitt Institute, has been dedicated to providing access to comprehensive cancer treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, psycho-social and nutritional services, patient education and cancer screening, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, palliative care and hospice services.

The Nalitt Center is also home to the Children’s Cancer Center, offering comprehensive, high quality services to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Adult and Pediatric Cancer Services include:

  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Dedicated in-patient oncology unit
  • Cancer Information Service, offering patients public access to the latest available information on diagnosis and treatment options
  • Radiation Treatment Center
  • Diagnostic Imaging Center including PET CT scan, digital mammography, interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear imaging and diagnostic radiology approved by the American College of Radiology
  • University Hospice Service
  • Bloodless Medicine Service
  • Clinical Trials
  • Palliative Care Consult Service
  • Complementary Medicine Service  
  • Nutritional services
  • Social work program to assist with entitlement services and help patients and their families confront the fears and anxieties of their diagnosis
  • Support groups and patient education programs

The Staten Island University Hospital cancer program is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.

Last Update

February 24, 2010
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