Fall/Winter 2016 eNews n

Rhode Island Hospital Honors Community Champions
at President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner

More than 500 of Rhode Island Hospital’s most dedicated friends and supporters convened at the Rhode Island Convention Center on November 15, when Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, hosted the hospital’s 2016 President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner. Highlighting hospital successes of the past year, including a moving story from a patient whose life was saved by Rhode Island Hospital after suffering a stroke, the annual event honored community champions for their selfless contributions. READ MORE >>

A Most Grateful Patient: In what was the evening’s most moving moment, Scott Mellon shared the story of how Rhode Island Hospital saved his life thanks to a new ground-breaking procedure after he suffered a massive stroke while golfing this past April. Left to right: Denise Mellon; Ryan McTaggart, MD; Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Scott Mellon; and Nicholas Musisca, MD. Dr. McTaggart and Dr. Musisca treated Mr. Mellon after he suffered his stroke.


1863 Society

Philanthropy is essential to sustaining every successful academic medical center. It is because of the generosity and kindness of its supporters that Rhode Island Hospital continues to thrive and grow while meeting the needs of our community since 1863.

The 1863 Society celebrates donors who have made an annual commitment of $250 or more to our hospital’s Fund for Excellence, supporting our areas of greatest need and lifesaving work while investing in the future of medicine, research and medical education across southeastern New England.
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Comprehensive Cancer Center

Grateful for Care Received at Comprehensive Cancer Center,
The Grossi and Henault Families Make Gifts

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital is the recent beneficiary of two generous gifts, each from families who wanted to pay it forward for the outstanding care they and their loved ones received—the highest compliment our programs can receive. Read their stories »

cancer research

Rhode Island Hospital Receives $500,000 CDC Grant to Research New Approach for Combating Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $519,344 grant to Rhode Island Hospital to study the microbiome (bacteria that inhabit the body) of patients exposed to antibiotics to predict which are at most risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant bacteria. Read more »


Rhode Island Hospital Launches Study of Potential Frontotemporal Dementia Treatment

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have launched a pilot study of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a potential treatment for frontotemporal dementia—a group of neurodegenerative brain disorders that cause a progressive breakdown of language abilities. Read more »

AMTL Fall 2016 Cover

Now Online! The latest issue of Advancing Medicine. Touching Lives.

Inside: Learn about new approaches in personalized medicine being utilized by the Comprehensive Cancer Center to treat patients. Also included is a spotlight on a painful reality of life as we know it today. As the country engages in dialogue about the growing opioid crisis, Rhode Island Hospital is actively seeking ways to make an impact today. Read more »


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