Newport Connection enews
Fall 2022
A Season of Thanks

As we celebrate this "Season of Thanks”, I am grateful for the continued dedication, support, and involvement of the many friends, donors and ambassadors of Newport Hospital. Your efforts help us fulfill our mission and our promise to provide excellence in care to all. Thank you for all you do.

With gratitude,

Sara Meirowitz
Chief Development Officer
Newport Hospital Foundation

Anouk Foundation

Newport Hospital Becomes First in the U.S. to Benefit
from an Anouk Foundation Mural Project

Behavioral health patients at Newport Hospital will enjoy a more inviting environment thanks to a first-of-its kind art project. The hospital is the first United States institution to have the Anouk Foundation paint therapeutic murals on its walls. The Switzerland-based nonprofit works with a team of acclaimed artists who create specialized murals for facilities that include hospitals, homes for children, mental health centers, and migration centers.

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Newport Hospital 150 years

Celebrating 150 Years of Care and Community

Founded and funded on philanthropy, Newport Hospital has been Delivering health with care to our community for generations. At the cusp of our sesquicentennial anniversary, we have much to celebrate. From our 5 Star CMS Award and fourth Magnet designation for nursing excellence, to our clinical program expansions and recruitment of new talent and upgrades in technology, Newport Hospital has emerged as a leader in health care for our region. We thank you, our most loyal donors and supporters, for helping to secure Newport Hospital’s future for the next 150th years and beyond.

We kicked off our 150th yearlong festivities with the return of our “A Salute to Health Summer Celebration.” More than 400 guests gathered under the tent to raise funds in support of the Norman Prince Spine Institute. Throughout the summer and fall, we participated in an array of family-friendly events, including the Newport International Boat Show, the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair, and the Broadway Street. We look forward to continuing the celebrations with our community and staff over the next year.

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Open MRI

Portsmouth Imaging Center Acquires
the Only Open MRI in Greater Newport County

Newport Hospital has added an open MRI machine to its suite of MRIs for imaging exams. Located at the hospital’s diagnostic imaging center at 69 Turnpike Avenue in Portsmouth, this machine is the first of its kind in the Lifespan Health System and the only open MRI in greater Newport County.

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Practicing Gratitude at Newport Hospital: Robyn’s Story

Robyn Karp lived with back pain for 15 years. In her case, the culprit was spinal stenosis along with degenerative disc disease. The condition led to pressure on her nerves—and much discomfort, too. “I had epidurals and all kinds of steroid shots over the years to deal with it,” she explains. “But when the numbness got so bad that I lost feeling in my feet, I knew it was time for surgery.”

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Listen to the Latest Newport Hospital Podcast on WADK

The November 3, 2022, Newport Hospital Hour of Health Podcast featured Dr. Anthony Napoli, Chair and Medical Director of Newport Hospital Emergency Department, and Dr. Sakina Sojar, the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. The doctors discussed flu, colds, and RSV.

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Covid Boosters

Nine Questions and Answers on the New Bivalent COVID Boosters

A Lifespan blog by Leonard A. Mermel, DO

1. Who should get the new “bivalent” COVID boosters?

Anyone who is eligible should get a bivalent booster vaccination—that means previously vaccinated people 12 years and older for the Pfizer vaccine, or 18 years and older for the Moderna vaccine.

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Pumpkin bread

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkins are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals and are high in antioxidants. This delicious recipe will help you get some of those health-boosting benefits. Enjoy!

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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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