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Winter 2020
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Maria Ducharme

Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC,
Named Next President of The Miriam Hospital

Dr. Maria Ducharme, current chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care at The Miriam Hospital, has been named the hospital’s new president, effective January 1, 2021. She will replace Arthur J. Sampson, who is retiring at the end of 2020, after serving in a variety of roles at Lifespan over the past 35 years.

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Covid-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccines and the Facts

The coronavirus has impacted the entire world, and scientists have been working on a vaccine that will protect us from the virus. Thanks to their efforts, we now have several versions from different companies awaiting approval, hopefully bringing an end to this pandemic. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about vaccines that causes people to avoid getting the vaccine. Here are some facts about vaccines in general and those developed specifically for COVID-19.

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The Minimally Invasive Urology Institute receives Rhode Island Foundation Grant to support Genitourinary Cancer Research

The Rhode Island Foundation provided a generous $25,000 grant to help support the creation of a statewide, multi-institutional registry of genitourinary malignancies in Rhode Island. The goal of the project is to improve health outcomes for the people of Rhode Island by better understanding the complex factors that contribute to such a high incidents of genitourinary cancer in the state. For more information about how you can help, contact Cheryl L. Cusson at ccusson@lifespan.org or (401) 793-2805.

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The Miriam Hospital 2020 Annual Meeting

The Miriam Hospital Foundation’s Virtual Annual Meeting

On November 17, The Miriam Hospital Foundation held its Annual Meeting where we celebrated our Miriam People, heard updates from hospital leadership, and honored Arthur J. Sampson, President of The Miriam Hospital on his upcoming retirement.

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The Miriam Honored for Reducing Patient Falls with
Use of Monitoring Devices

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The Miriam Hospital has been recognized for dramatically reducing the number of patients who fall during their hospital stay.

AvaSure, a Michigan-based patient-monitoring system producer, honored the hospital with its Path to Zero Award in late September.

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Leave a lasting legacy

Charitable Gift Annuities

You may be tired of living at the mercy of the fluctuating stock and real estate markets. A charitable gift annuity is a gift made to The Miriam Hospital that can provide you with a secure source of fixed payments for life.

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Healthy Recipe - Vegetable Lasagna

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