March 02, 2007
St. John’s University announced today that it has closed on the
purchase of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers School of Allied
Health Professions (Saint Vincent’s) in Fresh Meadows, N.Y. In
addition, new education programs obtained from Saint Vincent’s in
the acquisition will be offered by the University’s College of
Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions effective immediately.
The Saint Vincent’s location, a 40,000 square foot building,
will be renamed the Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center (for St. John’s
University Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy and Allied
Health Professions). The building is located approximately 1.5
miles from the University’s Queens Campus and will continue to
offer existing Saint Vincent’s certificate programs.
“We are elated to acquire the prestigious Saint Vincent Catholic
Medical Centers facility in Fresh Meadows which has been a staple
of quality education for many years,” said Robert Mangione,
R.Ph. Ed.D., St. John’s University Dean of the College of Pharmacy and
Allied Health Professions. “St. John’s College of Pharmacy and
Allied Health Professions plans to continue to enhance program
offerings while maintaining a level of excellence that we are
accustomed to in producing today’s top pharmacy and allied health
professions students that will go on to be the leaders of tomorrow
in our industry.”
All Saint Vincent’s programs are properly accredited and have
been affiliated with St. John’s since 1975. The degree programs
currently offered by St. John’s (STJ) in collaboration with Saint
Vincent’s include: a B.S. four-year Physician’s
Assistant degree (first two years at STJ’s Queens campus,
second two years at the Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center and a final
year at affiliated hospitals and clinics), a B.S. four-year Medical
Technology degree (first three years at STJ’s Queens campus,
fourth year at the Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center and affiliated
hospitals) and a B.S. four-year Pathologist
Assistant degree program (first three years at STJ’s Queens
campus, the final year at affiliated hospitals).
Independent students who are enrolled at Saint Vincent’s from
other colleges will continue their studies at St. John’s. The Saint
Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers Nursing School is not included
with the St. John’s University acquisition.
“We are pleased that these important allied health education
programs are transitioning to St. John’s University as Saint
Vincent’s returns to its core functions and mission as a healthcare
provider in New York,” said Guy Sansone, President and CEO of Saint
Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. “St. John’s was a natural home
for these programs given our shared history over the last thirty
St. John’s University will now issue the certificate programs
previously offered by Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (in
Fresh Meadows) at the Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center in the areas
of: Physician Assistant (two-year for those students who already
possess a B.S. degree and have successfully completed the science
pre-requisites for entrance), Medical Technologist (one-year) and
Radiology Technician (two-year). Also, EMS Institute training
programs for EMT (13 weeks) and EMT/Paramedic (11 months) will be
included as certificate program offerings.
St. John’s University will retain current faculty, staff and
administration of Saint Vincent’s in Fresh Meadows.
About Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (Saint Vincent’s) is
anchored by St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, an academic medical
center located in Greenwich Village, St. Vincent’s Westchester, a
behavioral health hospital in Westchester County, and continuing
care services that include two skilled nursing facilities in
Brooklyn, another on Staten Island, a hospice, and a home health
agency serving the Metropolitan New York area. Its behavioral
health services also provide supportive housing programs for people
with mental illness throughout the Metropolitan area. The system
became affiliated with St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital (formerly St.
Clare’s) in 2003. Saint Vincent’s is the designated provider for
the New York and New Jersey region of the US Family Health Plan
sponsored by the US Department of Defense.
Saint Vincent’s serves as the academic medical center of New
York Medical College in New York City. The healthcare organization
is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn and the
president of the Sisters of Charity of New York.
About St John’s University
St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities –
nationally ranked (by The Princeton Review and U.S. News &
World Report) and recognized for its superb academic programs,
diverse student life, New York vitality and BIG EAST athletic
excitement. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s
currently enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate
students from 46 states and 105 countries. The University also
offers housing for more than 2,700 students in five friendly
residential campus locations (Queens, Staten
Island, Manhattan and Oakdale, New York as well as Rome,
St. John’s values its investment in education and provides the
necessary resources to support student scholarships, faculty and
academic programs, technological advances and the building and
modernization of new facilities (both academic and athletic). St.
John’s University is the perfect choice for an affordable,
high-quality private education that blends academic study, service
learning opportunities, professional training and real-world
experience within a diverse and highly supportive community. For
more information about St John’s University, visit www.stjohns.edu.
For more information contact Dominic Scianna, Director of Media
Relations at St. John’s University by calling (718) 990-6185 or
e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the St. John’s College of Pharmacy or the
new Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center contact Robert Mangione, Dean
of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at (718)
990-6411 or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.
For information regarding Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical
Centers contact Michael Fagan, Director of Media and Government
Relations at (212) 604-7965 or e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.