Rhode Island Hospital
Rhode Island hospital is the main teaching hospital of the Brown University School of Medicine. This 719-bed medical center is recognized throughout the United States as a leader in modern health care, medical education, and research. Incorporated in 1863 to treat the victims of the Civil War, the hospital is committed to providing treatment to all persons without regard to race, nationality, creed, or ability to pay.
Serving a regional area with a population base of 1.2 million, and a metropolitan center of 250,000, the hospital clinics accommodate 80,000 visits each year, with annual admissions of nearly 29,000 patients.
RIH's emergency department is the region's verified Level 1 trauma center, calling for the best andmost expert staff and equipment to be on hand 24 hours a day. With more than 110,000 visits a year, The RIH emergency department is the busiest in New England, and ranks among the ten busiest in the country. The department is located in the Davol Building. Besides a secure triage and treatment area, the department has four modern trauma rooms accessible from a separate ambulance entrance, with an elevator directly to the main hallway of the Davol operating rooms.
RIH has 16 operating suites housed in the Davol Building, located central to patient units, and in the same building as the trauma center. In addition, the Hasbro Children's Hospital has four pediatric operating rooms, specially designed for the needs of children, and adjacent to the pediatric emergency department and the Davol ORs. Eight outpatient surgery suites are located in the newly constructed Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in the Cooperative Care and Medical Office Center complex.
The 56-acre hospital campus houses 27 buildings. Most of the patient care areas are located in four of these structures: the Main Building, Jane Brown Memorial Building, Hasbro Children's Hospital, the Ambulatory Patient Center (APC), the Co-Operative Care Center and the Medical Office Center.
Rhode Island Hospital is a founding partner of Lifespan, a comprehensive health system formed in 1994 with The Miriam Hospital, a 247-bed hospital located in Providence, and also a major affiliate of the Brown University School of Medicine. Additional Lifespan partners include Bradley Hospital, VNA of Rhode Island and Hospice Care of Rhode Island and more recently New England Medical Center in Boston.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital (HCH), the state's premiere pediatric facility, is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital. With 87-beds, HCH admits approximately 6,000 inpatients each year. HCH offers the area's only pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric oncology program, has separate emergency and surgical units, and operates numerous specialty clinics which log 30,000 visits each year. HCH has four pediatric operating rooms, located adjacent to the Davol Building operating rooms. The hospital is located in a new, seven-story building opened in 1994, and boasts artwork, fountains, aquarium and many other unique features to delight children and adults. Designed in collaboration with physicians, staff, parents and children, HCH has earned worldwide acclaim for its family-centered environment and expert staff.
The medical staff includes pediatric specialists in general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, urology and orthopaedics, as well as pediatric anesthesiologists. All of these specialists are board certified in their specialties.
Department of Veteran's Affairs
The Providence V.A. Medical Center is a 353-bed, acute care, general hospital. It is located approximately one and one-half miles northwest of the business district of Providence and serves the veteran population of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The hospital admits about 7,500 patients a year and serves more than 1l4,000 patients in its 41 outpatient clinics.
The Women and Infants' Hospital
The Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island is Brown's major teaching facility for reproductive and perinatal medicine. Annually, six thousand babies are born at the hospital, and 800 infants (some referred from throughout southeastern New England) are treated in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and in June of 1986, relocated to a new building on the Rhode Island Hospital campus.