Breakthroughs Spring/Summer 2016


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Rhode Island Hospital Recipient of Two Generous Gifts

Give Kids a SmileRhode Island Hospital was recently presented with two generous gifts, one from the Haffenreffer Family and another from Rosalyn Sinclair.

The Haffenreffer Family’s $67,500 gift will fund the continuation of an award program to recognize five hospital residents and fellows for their outstanding performance as nominated by Program Directors and Department Chiefs. This year’s awards will be announced during an event taking place on Tuesday, May 24.

Rhode Island Hospital and our Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is the recipient of a generous $100,000 gift from Rosalyn Sinclair. The funds will be used to support renovations to the center creating a more inviting, fun and friendly space for the large population of children the center serves. Learn more about these gifts...

Lifespan Hospitals Earn Top Grades in National Patient-Safety Report

Rhode Island Hospital WelcomeRhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals meet highest standards for infection control and other lifesaving measures

Each of Lifespan’s acute care hospitals earned the highest designation possible in the recent “Hospital Safety Scores” report by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care watchdog organization. Lifespan is the only hospital system in Rhode Island awarded an “A” at each of its hospitals as part of Leapfrog’s spring report.

Click here to learn more about this important distinction.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital

Joint CommissionRhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

We provide care to more than 1,100 patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) annually in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers demonstrate the ability to evaluate and treat the most complex stroke cases and provide comprehensive services focused on acute management, risk factor modification and recovery. The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital does this in a state-of-the-art setting with access to the latest treatment and technology.

Generosity of The Champlin Foundations will Enhance Diagnosis and
Care for Cancer Patients at Rhode Island Hospital

PET CT ScannerIn support of the purchase and implementation of a new PET/CT scanner at Rhode Island Hospital, The Champlin Foundations has generously awarded the hospital a grant in the amount of $500,000.

The advanced technology of a new PET/CT scanner will improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients, particularly those battling cancer, along with playing an important role in the hospital’s research studies. Additionally, the scanner’s increased speed and accuracy will allow for the scheduling of more patient screenings and shorter appointment times. Learn more...



Mark your calendar for

November 15, 2016

Rhode Island Convention Center

Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH
President, Rhode Island Hospital and
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

The President's Pursuit
of Excellence Dinner


AMTL Spring 2016 CoverNow online! The latest issue of Advancing Medicine. Touching Lives. a publication for the friends and supporters of Rhode Island Hospital.

In this issue read about The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) and the impact its extraordinary care and research are having on patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system.

Created with a $15 million gift from the Fredrick Henry Prince 1932 Trust generously given to Rhode Island Hospital by Elizabeth JM Prince and her children, Guillaume de Ramel, Regis de Ramel and Diana Oehrli, NPNI is truly doing leading edge, lifechanging work. Click here to read

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