Care New England Board Takes Action on the Future of Memorial Hospital
In action taken at a special meeting last night, the Care New England (CNE) Board of Directors authorized the termination of negotiations with Prime Healthcare Foundation regarding their planned acquisition of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island as a result of both sides being unable to reach mutually acceptable terms. The Board also authorized Care New England management to prepare necessary plans and filings with the Rhode Island Department of Health to maintain vital access to primary care and outpatient services in the community, while closing Memorial’s inpatient units and Emergency Department.
Memorial Hospital Physicians Host Health & Wellness Lecture Series in Spanish at Progresso Latino, Inc.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England Hospital,
continues a free ‘Talks Your Health’ lecture series at Progresso Latino,
Inc. that focuses on an array of health and wellness topics.
Socioeconomic Disadvantage May Lead to Mid-Life Obesity
Previous research has connected hardships and poverty during children with obesity in adulthood, but a new study performed at Memorial Hospital’s Clinical Studies Center in the Center for Primary Care and Prevention with a Brown University team, reveals that the association is likely made through regulation of genes called epigenetics.
Donation to Update Area for Children in ED
Officials with Bristol County Savings Bank recently announced a grant of $7,600 to update the children’s area in Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
Oncologist Researches Two Leukemia Treatment Protocols
In the fight against leukemia, TG Therapeutics is conducting two research studies for the treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Anthony G. Thomas, DO, chief of hematology/oncology at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England facility, is currently recruiting patients for these studies to investigate their efficiency and progression-free survival.
Internal Medicine Residents Head to National Competition
A trio of residents in the Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will be going to the American College of Physicians (ACP) national meeting in the spring of 2017 after winning the ACP Rhode Island Chapter’s Medical Jeopardy Competition.
Researcher: Obesity a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Post-Menopausal Women
The danger of being overweight and obese after menopause, especially in African-American women, was underscored by research recently released by a researcher at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England facility.
Family Medicine Physician Joins Staff
Joanne E. Wilkinson, MD, MSc, was recently named to the staff in the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Viren D’Sa Earns $6.2 Million to Participate in National Echo Study
Two Care New England hospitals – Memorial Hospital and Women &
Infants Hospital – are among 35 pediatric cohorts
who will together enroll more than 50,000 children to study the early
environmental origins of health outcomes. The initial award to Memorial
is a two-year grant of $6.2 million, and $4.9 million over two years to
Women & Infants.
Man Travels from Thailand to Memorial for Sleep Expert
Eden Weinmann hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in 30 years. Scoliosis arcs his spine into a dramatic 103-degree curve, making it difficult to breathe when he would lie down to sleep. When he did drift off, the curvature triggered gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), high blood pressure and a pressing need to urinate several times a night, all of which would disrupt his rest.
Memorial Offers Informational Meeting for Amputees
The New England Amputee Association will host an informational meeting for amputees and their families at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England hospital, on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Psychologist Named President of National Organization
Justin Nash, PhD, director of behavioral health at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England hospital, was recently named president-elect of the Society for Health Psychology.
Memorial Research to Study Effect of Exercise on Heart Failure in Elderly Women
Charles Eaton, MD, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, recently received a $2.6-million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to launch the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects exercise and strength training have on heart failure in elderly women.
Golf Tournament Raises Money for Emergency Department
A Summer Breeze - Memorial Hospital’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament and dinner reception held at recently Pawtucket Country Club - raised more than $106,000 for improvements to the hospital’s Emergency Department.
Memorial Makes 3T MRI Available for Select Patient Scans
Memorial Hospital has taken the steps to make its 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine available to area orthopedic specialists and neurologists for scans of their patients. The machine had originally been designated for use solely by researchers.
Nurse Recognized With DAISY Award
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently honored Elizabeth Thayer, RN, of Cumberland, a nurse on Hodgson 5 with the Daisy Award for April. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize excellence in nursing.
Nurse Alumni celebrate 100th anniversary
Members of the Memorial Hospital Nurse Alumni Association will celebrate the group’s 100th anniversary with a spring banquet on Wednesday, May 18, at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. The event will include the final business meeting of the association, which will dissolve due to lack of leadership.
Update on Memorial Obstetrics Services
In view of the news reports and social media attention to the situation with the obstetrics service at Memorial Hospital, we want to offer some assurance to our valued patients and their families, as well as to the community-at-large. At this point, there is no set date for the transition of the Memorial obstetrics unit.
Raising awareness for congenital heart defects at Memorial
The American Heart Association collected more than 850 handmade red crocheted or knitted hats for Southern New England newborns born during American Heart Month (February 2016), as a part of the national Little Hats, Big Hearts project!
Ross Leclaire, RN recognized with a DAISY Award
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently honored Ross Leclaire, RN, of Pawtucket, RI, a nurse on Hodgson 5 with the Daisy Award for February. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize excellence in nursing.
Rafael Padilla, MD president of RISA
Rafael Padilla, MD, an anesthesiologist at Memorial Hospital, was elected president of the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists.
Memorial Hospital Wellness Night at McCoy Stadium
Memorial Hospital experts and the PawSox have teamed up to offer a healthy dose of prevention and education this summer. Doctors, nurses, laboratory technologists and staff members will provide a free Wellness Night on September 1, 2015 at McCoy Stadium, One Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, before and during the PawSox game. This event will take place inside the stadium with various tables located next to the food court with free screenings and information from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Cancer Center earns certification
American Society of Clinical Oncology, through its Quality Oncology Practice
Initiative (QOPI®), has recertified The Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital, a
Care New England hospital.
Memorial Hospital Golf Tourney Raises Funds
Memorial's fourth annual golf tournament "A Summer Breeze" - with two flights of golf, a poolside dinner reception with a steel drum band, awards, live and silent auctions and raffles - raised more than $127,000.
Internal Medicine Center of Memorial Earns National Recognition
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that the Internal
Medicine Center of Memorial Hospital has received NCQA
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition – level 2 for using
evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care
Memorial earns federal grant to boost primary care coverage for children
U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded a
five-year, $1.25-million grant to the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial
Hospital, a Care New England hospital, to improve the availability of primary
care for children and adolescents in underserved areas.
Lactation consultant becomes first in nation to be state licensed
the 2014 legislative session, the Rhode Island General Assembly became the
first in the country to pass a law authorizing the director of the Department
of Health to write the rules and regulations to license lactation consultants. That
was accomplished recently, and Michael W. Fink, MS, ICCE, IBCLC, of Memorial
Hospital, a Care New England hospital, became the first lactation consultant in
the country to be state licensed.
Researchers Focus on Reducing Obesity Risk Factors in Hispanic Children
obesity is more prevalent among Hispanic children than children of other ethnic
groups, a problem that has been steadily increasing in the United States over
the past decade. An anthropologist and researcher with the Center for Primary
Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England hospital, is part
of a team that conducted focus groups to best determine a plan for reducing
risk factors for obesity in Hispanic children.
Sex Ed by Brown Med program
Susanna Magee, MD, MPH, director of Maternal Child Health at Memorial Helps Lead Successful Sex Ed by Brown Med program at Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls
Memorial's Center For Rehabilitation Earns Three-Year Accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International recently awarded a three-year accreditation to the Center for Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England hospital.
Memorial Begins Low-Dose Chest CT Screening for Lung Cancer
Memorial Hospital has begun offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest which can detect
even very small cancerous nodules in the lung. “Screening high-risk patients with low-dose CT scans is especially
effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable
stage,” explains David W. Rowe, MD, a radiologist at Memorial Hospital. Primary care physicians and patients can schedule appointments by calling (401) 729-3900.
Memorial Hospital Will be Open on January 28, 2015
Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our staff, Memorial Hospital
will be open on Wednesday, January 28, for a normal business day. All elective
procedures and appointments with physicians in our clinics at sites at the
hospital and in Pawtucket and Central Falls will go on as
scheduled. Memorial's Primary Care Center of Plainville in
Plainville, MA, will begin seeing patients at 11 a.m.
All staff are expected to report to duty for their scheduled
hours. Employee parking lots at 555 Prospect St., will be open and shuttle
service operating tomorrow. Plainville staff are to
report at 9:30 a.m.
Care New England Offers Surgical Weight Loss Program Info Sessions
Care New England's Surgical Weight Loss Program will host its next info session on Jan 6, at 6 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium, 455 Toll Gate, Rd., Warwick.
The Stroke Center at Memorial Receives Award
The Stroke Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This is the fifth consecutive year Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for its ongoing commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally-recognized guidelines.
Care New England Cardiovascular Care Welcomes New Cardiologist
Ashish Shah, MD, FACC to join Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England
Memorial Staff Help Build Community Garden at Elizabeth Baldwin School
Staff from the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of
Rhode Island recently rolled up their sleeves and broke out the shovels
to help build a community garden at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary
School located in Pawtucket.
Memorial Hospital Dedicates Room to Honor Blood Donors
Pawtucket’s Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island today dedicated the Main
Lobby Waiting Room in honor of its own and its employees’ commitment to
March of Dimes Awards Grant to Family Medicine Department
$1,440 grant to
the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
The Childrens Foot Center of Rhode Island
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND OFFERS THE CHILDREN’S FOOT CENTER OF RHODE ISLAND
Laura Forman MD FACEP appointed to physician-in-chief of Emergency Medicine
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Laura Forman, MD,
FACEP, as the new physician-in-chief of emergency medicine. Dr. Forman
is a member of Affinity Physicians and will work at Memorial Hospital.
Dino Messina, MD, PhD, FACP Appointed to Memorial's Medical Staff
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Dino Messina, MD,
PhD, FACP, to its medical staff as the new associate program director
for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and physician in the
Internal Medicine Center.
Memorial Hospital Opens State's First Comprehensive Hernia Center
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island announces the opening of The Comprehensive Hernia Center, offering all the care patients with hernias need in the region’s only integrated, multidisciplinary facility.
Memorial Cuts Ribbon on Updated Labor-Delivery-Recovery Rooms
Clinical staff and leadership at Memorial Hospital of Rhode
Island today ceremoniously cut the ribbon on newly refreshed
labor-delivery-recovery (LDR) rooms in the hospital’s Birthing Center.
Memorial Hospital Offers Balloon Sinuplasty Surgical Procedure
More Americans suffer from sinusitis than diabetes, asthma or coronary
heart disease. Sinusitis affects 37 million Americans each year, making
it one of the most common health problems.
Memorial Launches Lullaby System with Generous Donation
A generous donation from a Pawtucket family has enabled Memorial
Hospital of Rhode Island to institute a program through which a lullaby
will play every time a baby is born in the hospital.
Care New England Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Services
Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England Provides Clinical Excellence Close to Home
38th Annual Residents And Fellows Graduation Held
Graduation day exercises were held on Friday, June 17, 2016, for residents and fellows completing their training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.