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Fall/Winter 2020   

Covid Superheroes

Meet Three of Our COVID-19 Superheroes

Q: What do a comic book superhero and a Lifespan COVID-19 expert have in common?

A: They both wear a mask, possess extraordinary powers, and make saving lives their top priority.

Since Lifespan hospitals treat nearly 85 percent of the state’s coronavirus patients—and you already know about the famous fictional characters protecting our universe—we’d like to introduce you to a few of our real-life superheroes!

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Lifespan Cancer Institute Opens New Clinic

Convenient access to world-class cancer care has been greatly enhanced for residents of northern Rhode Island and Massachusetts with the opening of a new regional Lifespan Cancer Lifespan Cancer Institute clinic in in Lincoln, RI.

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Brain Training and Games to Play

Clearly physical exercise can help your brain stay healthy. In addition, recent research indicates that mental exercise, often referred to as “brain training,” can keep our brains young and healthy as well.

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Lifespan, Rhode Island Hospital Welcome New Leadership

Saul Weingart, MD has been selected as the next president for Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Weingart is currently chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs for Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston. More to come when he joins Lifespan in February 2021.

Lifespan has appointed Todd Conklin, BS, MBA, CPA, as its executive vice president and chief operating officer -- a newly established position for Rhode Island’s largest provider of health care. Read more >>

After an extensive national search, Kenneth E. Wood, D.O., has been appointed executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system. Read more >>

Cynthia Danner, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has joined Lifespan as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Rhode Island Hospital. Read more >>

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Support Rhode Island Hospital by Joining
Our 1863 Society of Leadership Donors

Your contribution will help our essential workers continue to provide the very best in care to every patient that comes through our doors.

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Read the latest issue of Advancing Medicine. Touching Lives.

Included in this issue is our honor roll of  generous supporters as well as articles about: Celebrating the career of John B. Murphy; how Rhode Island Hospital helped a Rumford, RI couple beat cancer—twice; two of our newest Foundation Board members; the many ways generosity is softening the blow of COVID-19. Enjoy!

Advancing Medicine. Touching Lives
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Can Hip or Knee Arthritis Be Reversed?

Arthritis comes in many forms, but it’s helpful to think of them as being divided into two groups -- inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.

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