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, newly 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 72 urgent 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 observation units for low-risk chest pain as well as TIA.
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 60,000 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.
The Hasbro Emergency Department, a pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, sees over 50,000 patients per year. The 12,200 square foot facility features trauma and resuscitation bays for critically ill children, dedicated rooms for orthopedics, pediatric sedations and behavioral health.
The department is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine attendings, all of whom are full faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The Center for Pediatric Imaging and Sedation is located next to the emergency department and, in addition, a radiology suite is located within the emergency department. Both features enable the department to provide patients fast, easy access to radiology services.
The department works 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.