There has been no cardiac rehab facility on Staten Island for several years, forcing recovering heart patients to go to other boroughs or New Jersey for this important service. The initial request to open a cardiac rehab on Staten Island came out of one of BP Oddo’s Heart Health Roundtables in 2016. BP Oddo then worked with those in the health and wellness community and allocated taxpayer funds to turn this idea into a reality.
BP Oddo said, "I'm very grateful for this. Staten Islanders should have this. If we can build on this, once it's successful, we are committed to doing that."
Richmond University Medical Center will also be cutting the ribbon on their own cardiac rehab in the near future.