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Lifespan Recovery Center dedicated to helping patients overcome opioid addiction

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Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership were joined on June 16 by federal and state officials to mark the opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center. The Rhode Island Hospital program will provide comprehensive outpatient treatment for those seeking to overcome opioid addiction. The center officially opened June 16 with 250 patients already under the care of Lifespan physicians. The center can treat up to 650 individuals. Learn more

Bariatric surgery program achieves
national accreditation for safety, quality


The Center for Bariatric Surgery has met the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care, earning the thriving program reaccreditation by the national board that evaluates medical centers specializing in surgery for severe obesity.

Siva Vithiananthan, M.D., chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery for the center, a program of The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, announced that it had secured reaccreditation as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Read more

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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. Learn more

Lifespan Annual Report Online

Lifespan is the largest and most comprehensive health system in southeastern New England. With a commitment to medical education and a strong, longstanding affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, many of its physician leaders have significant roles in educating the next generation of medical specialists. Lifespan is also at the forefront of research and discovery, receiving nearly $80 million in research grants in FY 2016. Click here to read Annual Report online.

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

“We feel proud to support Rhode Island Hospital because we know that every dollar and every hour we give will pay enormous dividends for our family, our friends, our neighbors, and the state of Rhode Island.” – The Honorable Bruce M. Selya, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Mrs. Cynthia M. Selya, Living Heritage Society members.

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There's So Much Happening
in Our Community!

Visit our online calendar to discover all the events taking place in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, such as the Skin Check, an event formerly known as Sun Smarts. Click here to learn more…

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