Newport Hospital

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Newport Hospital
Newport Hospital in Rhode Island.jpg
Newport Hospital at the turn of the 20th century
Location Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Coordinates 41°29′50″N 71°18′23″W / 41.49724°N 71.30625°W / 41.49724; -71.30625Coordinates: 41°29′50″N 71°18′23″W / 41.49724°N 71.30625°W / 41.49724; -71.30625
Care system Private
Founded 1873
Lists Hospitals in Rhode Island

Newport Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Newport, Rhode Island. Together with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Newport Hospital is a member of the Lifespan health system.[1]


Newport Hospital was founded in 1873 to provide better medical access to residents of Aquidneck Island, including the many mariners who previously travelled to Providence for treatment, an especially hazardous journey in the winter. Henry Ledyard served as the first president and co-founder of the hospital. Initially, the hospital was supported solely with private donations including the land upon which the first hospital, a small cottage, was built. Longtime Newport resident, George Peabody Wetmore, played a large role in building a new hospital building in the late nineteenth century.[2] In 1903 Alice Vanderbilt, a Newport summer resident, donated a facility to the hospital in honor of her husband Cornelius Vanderbilt II, which is currently called the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center.[3] In 2000 another new wing opened at the hospital. The Hospital partners with the Naval Station Newport in offering services to the military. Newport Hospital currently offers various services "including emergency care, diagnostic imaging, a birthing center, behavioral health unit, comprehensive surgical services, intensive care, acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation."[4]

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