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Salute to Health Save the Date

Put on your sparkle and join honoree Norey Dotterer Cullen when Newport Hospital hosts its Summer Celebration: A Salute to Health at the Eisenhower House in Newport on Thursday, July 12. Featuring an ocean of hors d’oeuvres and a boatload of local fare, the seaside celebration will benefit Aquidneck Island’s only hospital by supporting its most crucial funding needs.

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Newport Hospital Appoints Four New Members to Foundation Board of Trustees

Newport Hospital, the only acute care hospital serving Aquidneck Island and Newport County, is pleased to announce that four new members have joined its Newport Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

Carol Bazarsky, Dr. Bradford C. Gray, Sarah Schochet Henken, and Paul A. Leys have been appointed for two-year terms. Composed entirely of volunteers who represent leaders in the community, the mission of the Foundation is to inspire generosity and reach new levels of fundraising success that have a direct impact on the compassionate, state-of-the-art care hospital patients receive.

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Lifespan’s Comprehensive Spine Center
opens its doors in Newport

The Comprehensive Spine Center is now offering its full range of services at Newport Hospital. The center, anchored at Rhode Island Hospital, has expanded to make comprehensive treatment available close to home for residents of Aquidneck Island, South County and nearby Massachusetts.

The Comprehensive Spine Center at Newport Hospital opened Oct. 10. Patients are seen by interventional pain specialist and physiatrist Kyle Silva, DO, neurosurgeon Jared Fridley, MD, and Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, medical director of the Lifespan Comprehensive Spine Center and division director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

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A Lifespan Blog:
Is Winter "Heart Attack Season"?

Herbert D. Aronow, MD, MPH

Heart attacks can occur during any season, but there is an increased risk for certain types of heart attacks during winter. It’s interesting that some people appear to be at a higher risk of heart attack during daylight savings time changes.

There are many factors that may play a role in the increased heart attack risk during cold weather, such as barometric pressure, humidity, wind, and cold temperatures. These wintry conditions may trigger our bodies to respond negatively by increasing nervous system activity, narrowing our blood vessels, thickening our blood and other negative effects.

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Newport Hospital Earns Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Newport Hospital has been honored with the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for its inpatient rehabilitation program.

The hospital achieved the distinction by ranking in the top five percent for patient experience at its Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center. The award is given annually based on one year of data.

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