Rhode Island Hospital

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Rhode Island Hospital
Lifespan
RI Hospital.jpg
Rhode Island Hospital at the turn of the 20th century
Geography
Location Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 719
History
Founded 1863
Links
Website http://www.lifespan.org/RIH
Lists Hospitals in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

Overview[edit]

Rhode Island Hospital is the main teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital ranks 13th among independent hospitals that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, with research awards of more than $27 million annually. Many of its physicians are recognized as leaders in their respective fields of cancer, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, trauma, and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital's pediatrics wing, Hasbro Children's Hospital, has pioneered numerous procedures and is at the forefront of fetal surgery, orthopedics, and pediatric neurosurgery. Together with the Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital is a founding member of the Lifespan health system.[1]

History[edit]

Rhode Island Hospital was founded 1863. Local philanthropist and trustee, Henry J. Steere was instrumental in founding and funding the early hospital. In 1915 the hospital became the first in the region and third in the nation to have an EKG machine.[2]

In 1931 Pembroke College began a nursing program with the Rhode Island Hospital Training School for Nurses to train women to teach in nursing school.

Treatment[edit]

The hospital is the largest of the state's general acute care hospitals, and a tertiary care referral center, providing comprehensive health services for both adults and children. The facility is a 719-bed acute care hospital.

The Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients, with particular expertise in cardiology, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics, as well as pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital, its children's hospital which is located on the RIH campus. It is designated as the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system". Lifespan (lifespan.org). Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Rhode Island Hospital: the timeline". Lifespan (lifespan.org). Retrieved 2009-11-11. 

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