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Spring 2021    
3D Imaging of Heart and Arteries

Newport Hospital 3D Imaging of Heart and Arteries is First in RI

Five to 10 people a day come into Newport Hospital who say their chest is bothering them, according to Dr. Joseph Weiss, a cardiologist at the hospital.

“In some cases, doctors quickly determine coronary disease,” Weiss said. “But there is a large group of people where we are not certain.”

When arteries leading to the heart narrow or become blocked, blood flow to the heart may be reduced, causing chest pain and potentially fatal heart attacks.

Pictured above: Dr. Jason Vachon, a vascular radiologist, and Dr. Joseph Weiss, a cardiologist, view an image created by HeartFlow Analysis, a new technology in use at Newport Hospital.

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Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund Awards $135,293 in Grants to Help Kids Lead Healthy Lives

As children have spent the past year-plus living through an unpredictable pandemic, often missing the programs that help them grow and thrive, Newport Hospital and the Prince family are investing in programs to get local kids moving again.

Recently, the hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund awarded a total of $135,293 in grants to 25 Newport County organizations. The “Powered by Prince” grants will support programs that help area children lead healthier and more active lives.

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“This fund is a tremendous resource for our community, and it is an honor for our hospital to be part of something that deepens our collective impact on the lives of children across Newport County,” said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “It is so important that we support the development of leading a healthy lifestyle among the youngest in our community, and that’s exactly the goal of these programs.”

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Newport Hospital Magnet Nurses

National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2021

Nurses Week is an annual celebration of nurses for the work they do for others. We are proud to acknowledge the nursing team at Newport Hospital and in our ambulatory services offices. During COVID-19, it was remarkable how our nursing teams worked together in an “all-hands-on-deck” approach and led with compassion, empathy, and resilience to provide outstanding quality care for our patients.

Newport Hospital first received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2004, and its fourth consecutive designation in 2019. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States, only about 4 percent earn this honor.

“It is a privilege to lead our nursing team at Newport Hospital. We are so fortunate to have a highly skilled and deeply dedicated nursing team, who go above and beyond each day to ensure excellence in nursing and patient care,”said Orla Brandos DNP, RN, MBA, CPHQ, NEA-BC, FACHE, Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer “I am grateful to work together with our team to foster and reward quality nursing.”

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The Dorrance Hill Hamilton Fund to Advance Nursing Excellence

Newport Hospital and our entire community lost a dear friend and advocate on April 18, 2017, when Dorrance “Dodo” Hill Hamilton passed away at the age of 88. To celebrate Mrs. Hamilton’s life and commitment to Newport Hospital and the community, the Hamilton family created The Dorrance Hill Hamilton Fund to Advance Nursing Excellence. Donations to the Fund enhance professional nurse development by supporting nurses to achieve specialty certifications and attend national and local nursing conferences to keep current with the latest nursing science and evidence-based practices.

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Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, Across Two Countries

The daughter of an Army veteran and German mother, Sandra Broomfield had always felt comfortable in the country she considered her second home. But nothing could soften the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2019 following a routine mammogram in Stuttgart, Germany, where she and her husband, Charlie, a Navy Commander, were stationed at the time.

“Denial was a big part of my diagnosis—breast cancer was the furthest thing from my mind,” recalls the now 51-year-old mother of two. “I do monthly self-exams and never felt anything. I had no symptoms.”

Read story and more in our 2021 Newport Hospital Connection

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Included in this publication is the Sandra Broomfield story (above) and the story of how Vanderbilt Rehab helped a COVID survivor get back to normal.

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Take a look back at COVID-19 and a look ahead to all the great things happening at Newport Hospital including new centers and services.

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Doctor on Call Program

Doctor on Call Program is Accepting Enrollment for 2021

Newport Hospital’s Doctor on Call program (DOC) is an innovative on-call physician service, designed to provide you and your family with convenient, high-quality health care for your seasonal stay in Newport County. This unique program offers exclusive 24/7 access to a board-certified family practice physician, providing personal, on-demand patient care, including house calls, telehealth visits and phone consults.

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Planned Giving

Running injuries

Lifespan Living —
Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them

By Ross Budacki, MD

Running is a popular sport with numerous health benefits. It reduces your risk of heart disease, helps maintain a healthy weight, and because it’s a weight-bearing exercise, it can also strengthen your muscles and joints. While the health benefits of running are wonderful, unfortunately this exercise comes with a risk of injury.

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Virtual Forum:
Fighting Stigma and Embracing Acceptance

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

This Zoom event, titled "Virtual Forum: Fighting Stigma and Embracing Acceptance," features panelists who bring various perspectives to this important conversation about mental health, seeking help when you need it and fighting the stigmas associated with mental illness. It has been made possible in part by a grant from the Gruben Charitable Foundation.

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Covid 19 Updates

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Lifespan is working in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to ensure that the vaccine is offered to all eligible patients and in all the communities we serve. We are following RIDOH guidance on vaccine eligibility, depending on age and underlying health conditions.

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