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Summer 2023

2022 Honor roll

Thank You to Our Rhode Island Hospital Donor Community!

Rhode Island Hospital Foundation is proud to recognize its generous supporters whose philanthropy enables Rhode Island Hospital to provide lifesaving work while investing in the future of medicine, research, and medical education across southeastern New England. Many thanks for your generosity!

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RI Hospital Day of Giving

Cancer Treatment at Rhode Island Hospital
Inspires Patient to Become a Nurse

An out-of-the-blue leukemia diagnosis shocked Rachel Morris, yet also inspired her to continue her pursuit of becoming a certified nurse. Today, she’s realized both a three-year remission and her nursing goal.

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Rhode Island Hospital Receives High Grade
for Patient Safety 
from The Leapfrog Group

Rhode Island Hospital received a “B” safety grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The new grade reflects performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

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Grateful Patient Says His Heart Is in Good Hands

It was December 2002 and Jay Grutman was driving from his home in Rhode Island to his winter residence in Florida. But on a highway in South Carolina, he suffered a heart attack. After two weeks in a hospital there, he finally made it to the Sunshine State.

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Legacy - Planned Giving

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Planned giving provides donors, like you, with a meaningful opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by supporting Rhode Island Hospital and positively impacting the future of patient care for generations to come.

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Read the latest issue of Breakthroughs

Included in this issue is a remarkable patient success story, a recap of a wildly successful workout fundraising event that attracted more than 150 wellness enthusiasts and raised money in support of the Lifespan Cancer Institute, plus a piece on an innovative microgrant program for hospital staff that enables them to think outside the box when it comes to enhancing patient comfort and experience. Happy reading!

Breakthroughs 2023
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Rhode Island Hospital in the News

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Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

A Lifespan blog by Umer Akbar, MD

Parkinson’s disease is a common movement disorder that currently affects about one million Americans, with 90,000 new diagnoses each year. While the incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, about four percent of people with the disease are diagnosed before age 50. Men are one and a half times more likely to be diagnosed.

More about causes, symptoms and treatment

Orange Date Muffins

Healthy Recipe: Orange Date Muffins

A favorite of the food and nutrition services department at Rhode Island Hospital, try these delicious muffins for a healthy way to start your day.

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