Clinical Sites

Rhode Island Hospital

Rhode Island Hospital is a not-for-profit, 719-bed, acute care hospital. It is the largest hospital and the only Level I Trauma Center in Rhode Island.  It is also the principal teaching hospital for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of only 122 hospitals across the country and the only one in Rhode Island to receive the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.  It has received this award six consecutive years.

The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center, built in 2005, has a volume of 105,000 adult patients per year, making it one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast.

This state-of-the-art facility features 99 treatment rooms, six critical care bays (each with the capacity for two patients), multiple procedure rooms, and two CT scanners and an MRI machine within the emergency department.  There is also an ED cardiac catheterization lab as well as a 7 bed observation unit for low-risk chest pain, TIA and a variety of other diagnoses. 

Other services include 24-hour interpreters, 24-hour radiologist support in the department, 24-hour social work availability, a full toxicology laboratory, and many other support services necessary for a busy teaching hospital.

The Miriam Hospital

The Miriam Hospital is an outstanding 247-bed academic community hospital located on Providence’s East Side.

The Miriam Hospital was named the best hospital in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts by US News and World Reports in their 2012-2013 ranking and has received the Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services four times in recognition of its outstanding nursing culture.



The hospital is known for its cardiac care at the Cardiovascular Institute, as an award-winning Stroke Center, as a regional orthopedic referral center with the Total Joint Center, bariatrics, urology, and many other services.

The emergency department cares for approximately 65,000 patients per year in 47 beds. Emergency department acuity is consistently high, with an admission rate of approximately 30 percent. The patient population spans all ages, with a significant geriatric component, and socioeconomically reflects the hospital's location in a middle-class neighborhood in close proximity to Brown.

Many of the patients have direct access to primary care, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations and a full range of specialists. Emergency physician and mid-level coverage is generous, and specialty back up in the emergency department is excellent.

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Hasbro Children's Hospital, located next to Rhode Island Hospital, is the area's only dedicated children's hospital.

The seven-story, 87-bed hospital offers a wide range of pediatric services and programs in all medical and surgical subspecialties.





As the regional tertiary care children’s hospital and Level 1 pediatric trauma center, the Hasbro ED is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatric emergency nurses with access to pediatric surgeons and other pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists.

The  Hasbro Emergency Department (16,500SF + 2200 SF CDU) is staffed by 25 full-time Pediatric Emergency physicians, three pediatricians, 12 pediatric advanced practice providers as well as pediatric emergency certified nurses and sees more than 53,000 patients a year. It offers a dedicated space for sedation, behavioral health, family waiting, a rapid treatment unit and has a six- bed clinical decision unit (CDU) for patients requiring periods of longer emergency department observation and is adjacent to the emergency department.

The department is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine attending’s, all of whom are full faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Attending’s work closely with the Lifepact Critical Care Pediatric Transport team which transports critically ill children from health care facilities across the state and Southern New England to Hasbro.

Newport Hospital

Newport Hospital

Newport Hospital

Newport Hospital is an outstanding 104 bed community hospital that serves the more than 80,000 Newport County residents, seasonal residents, and tourists.  It is located near the water in beautiful downtown Newport, Rhode Island.  The emergency department serves more than 32,000 patients per year.  The department is supported by a full range of dedicated specialists.  The acuity can vary, with an admission rate of 15% and a transfer rate of 3%. 


The emergency department sees a diverse set of patients reflective of this diverse county of urban, suburban, and seasonal tourism. 

As the key resource to the community the emergency physicians care for patients with all ranges of illness – pediatric, geriatric, obstetrics, trauma, and many others.  Most patients have access to a local primary care, patient-centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations.   Most of the emergency physicians work at other Lifespan emergency departments.  The emergency department works closely with the local cardiac, trauma, and stroke referral centers within the Lifespan network.