Sea View Hospital Health Care Museum Assignment

Historic Sea View Campus

Named for its views of the water and abundant open space, Sea View Hospital Tuberculosis Campus opened in 1913 on the 25-acre hilltop estate of Charles Schmidt. 

At the turn of the 20th century, the only prescribed treatments for tuberculosis were fresh air, rest, and a nutritious diet. In the summer of 1951, Dr. Edward Robitzek and Dr. Irving Selikoff began some of the first clinical trials with a synthetic chemical compound called isoniazid which ultimately led to the widespread non-toxic cure of tuberculosis at Sea View. In the late 1950s, with its first mission largely accomplished, Sea View began to dismantle its operations and turned its attention to aging, the newly emerging public health challenge.The Robitzek Building, a 304-bed rehabilitation hospital for geriatric patients, was opened in 1973 when much of the campus was being closed and outmoded. The campus was landmarked in 1985, and less than half of the over 40 structures on the campus are in use.

Developing the Model

In partnership with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and New York City Health and Hospitals, NYCEDC identified and examined the Healthy Community model, assessing its potential to leverage Sea View’s unique natural assets and public health legacy to innovate new approaches for addressing the epidemics of the 21st century. Among the most challenging public health issues facing Americans today are those rooted in isolated and sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, and neighborhoods that are disconnected from environments that facilitate physical activity. Research suggests that diseases such as obesity, drug addiction, hypertension, and diabetes could be reduced by better integrating neighborhoods into nature, enhancing access to healthy food, increasing physical activity, and promoting social interaction. 

NYCEDC and NYC Health and Hospitals conducted a medical demand analysis of Staten Island to inform a wellness-based development plan for Sea View, what we call Sea View Healthy Community. The local healthcare needs, taken together with unmet demand for affordable housing options and accessible community-oriented retail, make the case for a health-focused, mixed-use development approach to the Sea View campus.

The proposed Sea View Healthy Community would be the first of its kind in New York City, and the first publicly supported model for a mixed-use, health-focused community in the nation. The framework is based on four key pillars:

  1. Physical Activity: Landscape and design that facilitate physical activity for a range of users and mobility levels
  2. Access to Healthy Food: Neighborhood amenities that foster a more direct connection between people and the food they eat through features such as community farms, health food grocers, farm-to-table restaurants and cafes
  3. Social Engagement: Abundant public spaces that facilitate opportunities for interactions between residents and the broader community
  4. Healthy Environments: Design features that connect the built and natural environment, including connections to the Staten Island Greenbelt

Implementation Timeline

Announcement of Sea View Healthy Community VisionSummer 2016
Release of Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)Late 2016
Proposal Submissions for RFEISpring 2017

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Record Snowfall at Mammoth Lakes!

  • Alan M, RN
  • Mammoth Lakes, California

A spring time contract at Mammoth Lakes, CA had my wife and I facing record snowfall. Just outside town, there are geothermal areas like Hot Creek, a mountain creek that runs over a hot water vent. Decades ago, some locals built a rock tub and diverted it into a hot spring.

This is a picture of my golden retriever, Dakota, and I surrounded by the Sierras enjoying the hot water on a cool day. It doesn't get much better than this.

Lake Tahoe on Memorial Day Weekend

  • Beth C, RN
  • Donner Lake, California

During my 13 week assignment at Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa in Walnut Creek, I decided to extend for an extra sixth months because it was the perfect home base near so many fun places. This is my boyfriend Jay, whom I met out here. The picture is taken near Lake Tahoe at Donner Lake for Memorial Day Weekend.

Hiking Trails at Big Sur

  • Ellen C, RN
  • Atascadero, California

This photo was taken off of Highway 1 South on route to my assignment in Atascadero, CA. We had stopped at one of the state parks just north of Big Sur and my husband decided to go off one of the trails to take some pictures.

Visiting Yosemite National Park

  • Miles H, RN
  • Yosemite, California

Here is a picture taken while visiting Yosemite National Park in July 2006 during my assignment in Bakersfield, California.

Enjoying the View from Nearly 10,000 Feet

  • Stephen D., RN
  • Sonora, California

AHH�9,624 feet above sea level! This picture was taken along the side of the road on the way up and over Sonora Pass while I was on assignment at Tuolumne General Hospital. TGH was built during the Gold Rush, and I was on the last official night shift prior to closing the hospital for good. I met a great group of people on this travel nursing assignment and had a great experience!�

My First and Favorite Assignment

  • Stephen D., RN
  • El Centro, California

During my first (and favorite) travel nursing assignment in El Centro, California I got the chance to take a number of trips to the California coastline. This is a picture of the tower located on Interstate 8. I stopped here on the way to downtown San Diego where I met my travel recruiter for dinner at 4th and Broadway (The Yard House).

Something Beautiful Around Every Corner on the California Coast!

  • Bill W., RN
  • Santa Maria, California

I�m currently on assignment in Santa Maria, California at the Marion Extended Care Center. My travel nurse assignment is all about location! I�ve seen everything from beaches and piers to wineries and lighthouses! This picture was taken along the California Coast on Highway 1 between Monterey and Pismo Beach. It is 135 miles between Santa Maria and Monterey, but traveling the highway takes all day, because it�s so beautiful and at every turn there is a new and different sight to see.

Capturing the Diversity and Beauty of California

  • Donna P., RN
  • El Centro, California

I�m currently working in the emergency department of El Centro Regional Medical Center. My husband and I traveled from Georgia to California for my first assignment. We arrived in Sacramento to obtain my license, and then traveled south until we reached El Centro. From Bakersville to El Centro we traveled through rain, snow, sleet and wind. I took a lot of pictures of the scenery; it was so different in every town we went through�from vineyards and orchards to mountains and desert. What a diverse and beautiful state! I love the people I�ve met during my assignment. They are very friendly and seem perceptive to travelers.

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