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Summer 2020   

Breakthroughs Bunny Story

Lifesaving Care When It’s Needed Most

On October 28, 2019, Bunny Ssengooba dropped his wife off at the train station and thought he’d have the next week to catch up on work as she traveled. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Shortly after their last text communication at 11:00 that evening when Natasha’s plane was leaving the terminal for Dubai, Bunny was startled by a searing pain in his chest.

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Dr. John Murphy Honored with the Prestigious Dennis W. Jahnigen Award

Dr. Murphy has been honored with the prestigious Dennis W. Jahnigen Award from the American Geriatrics Society for his pioneering work to build a better health care workforce for us all as we age, the highest award this society confers.

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Lifespan Annual Report

Lifespan Annual Report

The fiscal year 2019 annual report showcases the advances and accomplishments of the past year and describes many awards and distinctions received across the system including your philanthropic generosity.

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Dr. Athena Poppas Named American College of Cardiology President

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, is the new president of the American College of Cardiology. Her term officially began March 30, 2020 at the close of the ACC’s Virtual Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

Athena Poppas MD
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Paws for a Cause

Paws for a Cause Fundraiser Goes Virtual

Now in its tenth year, Paws for a Cause Dog Walk is not only raising awareness for head and neck cancer, it has raised more than $80,000 to support patient assistance during and after treatment, and research into improvement of care for this specialized cancer. This year’s event took place on June 13.

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Paws for a Cause

Winner of the Inaugural Ellen Lebeuf Memorial
Education Award Announced

Congratulations to Amanda Fontaine winner of the inaugural Ellen Lebeuf Memorial Education Award. The award was created in memory of Ellen Lebeuf – a nurse at Rhode Island Hospital for nearly 50 years – to help a Rhode Island Hospital employee further their health care education.

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Cancer treatment

Cancer Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

David Wazer, MD and Susan F. Korber, MS, RN, OCN, NE-BC

Living with cancer is difficult at any time. During a pandemic, it can be especially unsettling. With the arrival of the coronavirus, hospitals everywhere are seeing fewer patients. Many patients were reluctant to be in a hospital or doctor’s office for fear of contracting the virus.

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