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

It’s Time to Get Your Gala Tickets!

Join Gala event chairs Nancy and Howard Safran, MD and The Miriam Hospital on Saturday, September 11 at the WaterFire Arts Center for a roaring good time as you are transported back to the fabulous 1920s! For the added safety of our guests, cocktails and dessert will be held outside under the tent. Get your tickets now!

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Anne Schmidt

New Nursing Executive Joins The Miriam Hospital

Anne Schmidt, DNP, APRN-BC, CENP, CPHQ, has joined The Miriam Hospital as senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer, effective May 10. She succeeds Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, now the hospital’s president.

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Eating Healthy for Mental Health

Eating for Good Mental Health and Well-Being

Many factors can influence our eating habits and food choices, including our mood, cultural or religious practices, our schedules, access to food, and certainly our physical health. While eating specific foods may not be a cure for illness or chronic diseases, maintaining a varied and well-balanced diet can help support the different facets of our health -- physical, mental, and emotional.

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Leigh Rochelle

Meet The 2021 Betty Marcus Women’s Health
Endowment Fund Awardees

The Betty Marcus Women’s Health Endowment Fund Awards are presented annually to health care providers affiliated with The Miriam Hospital who epitomize excellence in community service, research, and/or clinical service for women. This year, the Award recognizes two Rhode Island women who have advanced women's health through their own research and practice, and through their mentorship of other young women: Leigh Hubbard, MS, RN, ONC (above left) and Rochelle Rosen, PhD (above right).

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Dr. Beth Ryder

Dr. Beth Ryder Named Director of
the Center for Bariatric Surgery

Beth Ryder, MD, FACS, has been appointed director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program of The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She succeeds Siva Vithiananthan, MD.

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Reduce your tax burden

You Could Reduce Your Tax Burden

Are you at least 70½ and looking for a potential tax-wise way to make a charitable contribution? If so, consider making a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD, from your IRA account. The QCD is also known as an "IRA charitable rollover".

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

Skin cancer

No One is Immune to Skin Cancer

Story by Gina Marini, WPRI 12 News, Thursday, May 27th 2021

As the weather gets warmer, Dr. Elnaz Firoz, the director of dermatology at The Miriam Hospital, is reminding everyone to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Clinical Trials

Miriam Hospital Doctor Involved in Novavax Vaccine Trial

Story by Courtney Carter, WPRI 12 News, Monday, June 14th 2021

Another COVID-19 vaccine determined their shot is safe after running a trial across the United States and Mexico, including in Rhode Island.

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Lifespan Annual Report

Lifespan's 2020 Annual Report

The fiscal year 2020 Lifespan annual report showcases the advances and milestones of the past year, describes many awards and distinctions received across the system including our philanthropic successes, and spotlights the continuation of extraordinary care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Avocado Toast

Healthy Recipe - Avocado Toast

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