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Meet Dr. Saul Weingart

On February 1, Saul N. Weingart, MD, joined Lifespan as the president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. A former primary care physician, Dr. Weingart previously served as chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs for Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston. He shared some personal information and insights in a recent interview.

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Burn Patient Paul

Burn Center Helps Paul Survive and Thrive

It was a beautiful evening in June of 2018, and Paul O’Brien and his wife, Tracie, were hosting a party at their Norton, Massachusetts, home to celebrate their daughter’s high school graduation. Quickly, things went horribly wrong. As he was bringing over wood to the fire pit in his backyard, Paul, then 52, tripped and fell into the fire’s flames.

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Respite Room

Donors Support Respite Room for Employees

Stress, loss, anxiety, grief, isolation. The mental health effects of living—and working—during the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant. In fact, many experts describe such challenges as a “second pandemic.”

Thanks to the generosity of several donors, Rhode Island Hospital employees, including those working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been able to escape into a tranquil oasis during breaktime.

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Malloy Strong 5K

Save the Date for LCI Malloy Strong 5K

Saturday September 25th, 2021

Cancer survivors, family, friends and support teams are invited to this fun filled and celebratory event! Join us to walk or run in honor of a loved one.

Race festivities include great music, free skin exams (courtesy of Brown Dermatology), a cooking demonstration by Rhode Island’s favorite TV chef, Chef Frank Terranova and children's activities. There will be a wide variety of raffle prizes for our participants!

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Planned Giving

Lewis Addiction Medicine

Lewis Addiction Fund Matching Gift Challenge

Did you know that Rhode Island Hospital offers the only fellowship program in Rhode Island that trains physicians in the treatment of substance use disorders? Learn more about the David C. Lewis, MD Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and how gifts to support the program are being matched up to $50,000 by a generous donor.

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Patient Story: Meet Trina

My parents, my sister, my two daughters and my granddaughter are basically sharing two houses. It’s kind of like “My Big Fat Irish Wedding” every day. I love it. Every Sunday we’ll have 10 to 20 people over for a big family dinner. If you leave hungry, that’s on you.

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Back pain

How to Sleep with Back Pain

Many who experience back pain may also often have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Poor sleep may contribute to problems over time.

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