- Rhode Island Hospital
Name = PAGENAME
Caption = Rhode Island Hospital at the turn of the 20th century
Location = Providence
HealthCare = Private
Type = Teaching
Beds = 719
Founded = 1863
Website = http://www.lifespan.org/RIH
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Rhode Island Hospital is a private,
not-for-profithospital located in Providence, Rhode Island.
It is a 719-bed acute care teaching hospial founded
1863. Local philanthropist and trustee, Henry J. Steerewas instrumental in founding and funding the early hospital. The hospital was the first in the region and third in the nation to have an EKGmachine in 1915. [http://www.lifespan.org/rih/about/milestones.htm]
The hospital is the largest of the state's general acute care hospitals, and a tertiary care referal center, providing comprehensive health services for both adults and children. It is a
teaching hospitalaffiliated with the Brown Medical School.
The Rhode Island Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients, with particular expertise in cardiology, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics, as well as pediatrics at its children's hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital. It is designated as the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England.
In 2007 Rhode Island Hospital physicians operated on the incorrect side of a patient's head on three separate patients during three separate brain surgeries. The incidents occurred in January, July and November. Critics blame failure to use "universal protocol," and the nurses failure to speak up to the surgeons for the errors. [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22263412/]
* [http://www.lifespan.org/RIH Rhode Island Hospital Website]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22263412/ MSNBC Associated Press Article]
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