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Fall 2021
The Miriam Gala and Auction Roaring into the 20s

A “Roaring” Success:
Annual Gala and Auction Exceeds all Goals!

The Miriam Hospital’s annual gala and auction, which was chaired by Nancy and Howard Safran, MD, proved to be a “roaring” success—raising over $1 MILLION, which will help support and advance the world-class, compassionate care the hospital delivers to the community it serves.

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Dr. Howard Safran

New Center Will Provide Dedicated Space for Cancer Patients
to Participate in Clinical Trials at The Miriam Hospital

Dollars raised at this year’s Gala auctions and fund-a-need will support the creation of The Center for Innovative Cancer Research at The Miriam Hospital -- a warm, peaceful space designed exclusively for our cancer patients diagnosed with advanced illness, whose only hope may be to participate in promising, yet experimental therapies. Learn more about this center and how you can help make it a reality from Howard Safran, MD, Chief of Hematology/Oncology, Lifespan Cancer Institute, and chair of this year’s Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction.

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First Covid Patient

First COVID-19 Patient in Rhode Island
Connects with Care Team

In February 2020, Marc Thibault got knocked down. But he got up again. As Rhode Island’s first patient diagnosed with and treated for COVID-19, Thibault credits his good fortune and recovery to the care and attention of his medical team at The Miriam Hospital. He and his healthcare heroes share their reflections on how they rallied together in the latest issue of The Miriam Memo, a publication of The Miriam Hospital Foundation.

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Dr. David Curley

David Curley, MD, Named Medical Director of
Miriam Hospital Emergency Department

David Curley, MD has been appointed medical director of the Emergency Department at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Curley most recently served as associate director of The Miriam’s Emergency Department, a position he has held since 2018, including during the entire COVID-19 pandemic.

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Total Joint Center Award

The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital is Marking a Decade Since its Founding

In 10 years, the surgeons of the highly acclaimed Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital have completed more than 15,000 total joint replacements. Program director John Froehlich, MD, recounts the journey.

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6)	Three Miriam Hospital Physicians Receive Prestigious Awards

Three Physicians Receive Prestigious Awards

The Miriam Hospital honored three physicians with three different, but equally prestigious, awards. The providers were recognized for their leadership, excellence in teaching, and the contributions they have made to their respective field throughout their careers. Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD received the 2021 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award; Karen Tashima, MD was named the 2021 Charles C.J. Carpenter, MD, Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Miriam Hospital; and Richard Besdine, MD received the 2021 Charles “Bud” Kahn, MD, Lifetime Leadership Award.

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Planned Giving at The Miriam

What Kind of Legacy Will You Leave?

A charitable bequest is an easy and tangible way to have a lasting impact on the future generations of patients that will be treated at The Miriam Hospital. Your gift will allow our caregivers to continue to provide the compassionate care that we are known for.

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In Case You Missed it…The Miriam Hospital in the News

The Miriam Hospital

The Miriam Hospital Named Top Hospital in
Rhode Island for 2021-22

The Miriam Hospital has once again been named by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in Rhode Island and in the greater metropolitan area and was designated as “high performing” in a dozen specialties and conditions.

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ICU Covid Project

The Miriam Hospital Honors ICU Employees Who Worked During Pandemic with Commemorative Wall

Story by Sam Read, NBC 10 News, Friday, July 16th 2021

Staff at The Miriam Hospital who worked in the ICU during the pandemic are being recognized through a commemorative wall right at the entrance of the unit.

Watch story on NBC 10 News

Benefits of Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga and Why Seated Yoga Poses Are Good for You

Do you often feel tense? Has it become difficult to bend down and tie your shoes due to stiff joints? Are you often worried about falling? If so, chair yoga and seated yoga poses may be the ideal exercise to add to your daily routine.

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Pumpkin Spice Soup

Healthy Recipe – Pumpkin Spice Soup

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