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Summer 2018                
PPOE 2018

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, President, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, invites you to save the date for the President's Pursuit of Excellence Dinner.


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Michael Ehrlich, MD leaves a legacy that will be felt for generations


Michael Ehrlich, MD, former chief of the department of orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and a pioneer in the field of orthopedics, passed away in Providence on July 21.


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Peterson Memorial Basketball Game

$184,000 Gift to Recovery Center Funds Family Support

Rhode Island Hospital recently received a generous $184,000 gift from the Gruben Charitable Foundation to fund the Lifespan Recovery Center’s Family Education and Support Program. Since opening last June, the center has been recognized by state and health care leaders for its unique position to address the opioid epidemic.

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Summer Survival Guide

Taking Control of His Life

Wesley Gwaltney had his first seizure at age 11. Ever since, epilepsy’s debilitating symptoms mounted and impacted the Westerly native’s quality of life. As a teen, he gave up driving after a frightening car crash. As a college student, the frequency of seizures created havoc on his academics and social life.


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Peterson Memorial Basketball Game

John Peterson Memorial Basketball Tournament
Raises More than $25,000

To close Mental Health Month, Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital hosted the first annual John Peterson Memorial Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, May 30 in the East Providence High School gymnasium. The fundraiser was held to honor the memory of John Peterson and his dedication to patients struggling with mental illness.

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Brian Ott, M.D., honored with lifetime achievement award

The Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Physicians has awarded Brian Ott, M.D., FACP, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital, the Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ott has served as director of the center, the largest memory diagnostic and treatment center in Rhode Island, since 2005. Read more>




Rhode Island Hospital Research on Stem Cells & Osteoarthritis May Lead to Future Therapies

A group of researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, along with two international co-authors, have published a study in Scientific Reports that found aberrant stem cells may play a previously unexamined role in osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition affecting more than 30 million Americans.


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The 1863 Society celebrates donors who have made an annual commitment of $250 or more to our hospital’s Fund for Excellence, supporting our areas of greatest need and lifesaving work while investing in the future of medicine, research and medical education across southeastern New England. Find out about the special benefits for members.


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Summer Survival Guide

Summer is finally here, which means more free time, strong sunshine and plenty of outdoor activities. While these coming months are bound to be exciting and action-packed, it is important to remember that some safety precautions are necessary to enjoying a healthy and safe summer.


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Lifespan Annual Report

Our Lifespan annual report highlights some of our most notable achievements from the past year and a look to the future. We wanted to share this with you with our thanks for all you help make possible. View the 2017 Lifespan Annual Report report>


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