Celebrating the Hasbro Children's Hospital Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Donors and hospital leadership gathered outside in the healing garden on June 1 for a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the completion of extensive renovations to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The state-of-the-art upgrades were funded by the Every Child, Every Day campaign, which raised more than $41.2 million – making it the most successful campaign in the history of Lifespan.

Attendees listened to a brief speaking program before embarking on small group tours to get a first-hand look at the refreshed lobby, emergency room, patient floors, ambulatory clinic, and other areas.

In his remarks, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital President Saul Weingart, MD, noted his appreciation for the many generous donors who supported the campaign. He also thanked Dimeo Construction, which completed the renovations on time, without interruption to patient care, while dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every Child, Every Day campaign update

(From left) Lifespan Chairman Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr.; Campaign Cabinet Chairman Al Verrecchia; Pediatrician-in-Chief Phyllis Dennery, MD; President of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals Saul Weingart, MD; Rhode Island Hospital Foundation Board Chair Bob Vincent

Celebrating the Collis Foundation PACE Clinic

Collis Ceremony

(left) Mrs. Ellen Collis joined by her family, Emergency Department staff, and hospital leadership

The Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has a new Psychiatry Access, Continuity and Evaluation (PACE) Clinic thanks to the vision and tremendous generosity of The Collis Foundation. This unique space provides short-term, outpatient care until a child or teen with urgent psychiatric needs can get into an ongoing treatment program. The Collis family’s dedication and commitment to our hospitals over decades is truly admirable.

Celebrating the Emergency Department's
Trauma Room

ED Trauma Room

Anthony and Eduarda Calandrelli joined by their two sons, Emergency Department staff, and hospital leadership

As a Level I Trauma Center and regional resource, Hasbro Children’s Trauma Room is a key first stop in providing care for every aspect of injury. Thanks to leadership supporters and legacy members, Anthony and Eduarda Calandrelli, the Emergency Department’s Trauma Room has been outfitted with the latest in advanced technology and equipment.


Celebrating the Emergency Department's
Central Workstation

Dr. Frank Overly, Dr. Jay Schuur, and Dr. Linda Brown representing Brown Emergency Medicine, along with Dr. Saul Weingart

The new state-of-the art Central Workstation provides the Emergency Department’s medical team with convenient access to innovative technology and cutting-edge tools to enhance their practice. Hats off to Brown Emergency Medicine for its support of this significant renovation. For decades, Brown EM has been a generous donor and engaged partner in furthering the quality and innovation of patient care in our community.


Celebrating the Surgery Welcome Center

Dr. William Cioffi, representing Brown Surgical Associates, with Dr. Francois Luks, Pediatric Surgeon-in Chief

Brown Surgical Associates has been supporting our community with world-class surgeons representing multidisciplinary areas of expertise. Brown Surgical Associates has also had a longstanding commitment to philanthropy that helps to ensure our hospital’s physical environment matches the exceptional care their surgical teams deliver. The new Surgery Welcome Center that Brown surgeons funded offers patients and families a friendly face and a helping hand.

Celebrating the Surgical Services Playroom


The Babineau Family

Surgical Services on Hasbro 2 now has a vibrant, comfortable, and modern playroom thanks to the Babineau Family. The Babineaus have wholeheartedly supported Lifespan since their arrival in Rhode Island in 2008.

Celebrating the Surgical Services Recovery Suite

Surgical Recovery

Dr. Saul Weingart, with Dr. Andrew Triebwasser, Dr. Zachary Robbins, and Dr. Gildasio DeOliveira representing Lifespan Physician Group Anesthesiology

Since 1981, Lifespan Physician Group (LPG) Anesthesiology has been a stellar partner of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals by providing specialized care for each adult, child and adolescent who undergoes surgery. LPG anesthesiologists are among the best in the nation. They are also committed to strengthening philanthropy and advancing our hospitals’ margin of excellence. Their support in transforming the Surgical Services Recovery Suite reflects this dedication.