Newport Connection enews
Fall  2020    
Tribute to health care workers

Newport Hospital expands rapid testing for
coronavirus, other pathogens

Newport Hospital has acquired new laboratory equipment that will enhance patient care by increasing its capacity to perform on-site rapid tests for a wide variety of pathogens, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The purchase of the GenMark ePlex testing system expands Newport Hospital’s ability to quickly obtain results — in just a matter of hours — for patients presenting flu-like systems. This enables hospital staff to more quickly develop a plan of care for ill patients, including determining the best course of treatment and the need for isolating contagious patients. It is not a testing service open to the public.

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Dr. Melvin Philip joins LPG Primary Care, Newport

Newport Hospital and Lifespan Physician Group, Inc. announce that Melvin Philip, MD, has joined Lifespan Physician Group Primary Care, Newport at its offices at 50 Memorial Boulevard.

Dr. Philip is board-certified in internal medicine and has additional specialty training in palliative and hospice care.

Dr. Philip welcomes new patients and can be reached at 401-606-4510.

Dr. Melvin Phillips
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Frontline Heroes

Make a gift to support your award-winning hospital

Today, you can help us meet the health care needs of Newport County and beyond. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps to enhance the environment of care at Newport Hospital, increase access to services, provides new technology and equipment, and supports the best in clinical care. Please join us by making a gift to the Annual Fund today.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Newport woman undergoes breast cancer treatment
in two countries during pandemic

Going through breast cancer treatment is difficult enough, but doing it in two different countries, much of it during a pandemic, is exponentially harder. That is what Newporter Sandra Broomfield did, though.

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Excellence in stroke care

Lifespan hospitals honored for excellence in stroke care

Three Lifespan hospitals – Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital – have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Living Heritage Society

Leave a Lasting Legacy

The Living Heritage Society honors our generous donors who have made a planned gift, or included the hospital as a beneficiary of their estate plan, retirement account, investment account, or life insurance policy.

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Flu Season

Flu, Coronavirus and Vaccines

By Leonard Mermel, DO

Flu season is upon us again. In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, getting a flu shot is critical. A flu vaccine will lower your risk of contracting the virus that causes the flu and helps to protect those around you. What we know from the data is that it reduces risk of getting the flu and it reduces the severity of the flu if you do become infected. While it's not 100% effective, if you don't get the shot, you are missing an opportunity to reduce risk for you and your loved ones.

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Healthy recipe pumpkin spice soup

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Soup

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Newport Hospital Exterior

Yes! I want to help Newport Hospital to be there for all our neighbors in Newport County. Thanks for Caring and Giving!

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