Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), a founding member of the Lifespan health system, is a private, not-for-profit hospital. It is also the principal teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical Scho...
Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), a founding member of the Lifespan health system, is a private, not-for-profit hospital. It is also the principal teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. RIH is home to Hasbro Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital in southeastern New England and the second largest in New England.The hospital is dedicated to being an industry leader as well as a pioneer of major new advancements in medicine and research. Every day, the hospital's researchers strive to develop innovative treatments and cures, but it wouldn't be possible without the nearly $50 million in external research funding that Rhode Island Hospital receives each year. RIH ranks among the country's leading independent hospitals that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Rhode Island Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England, providing expert staff and equipment in emergency situations 24 hours a day. The Emergency Department (ED) at RIH continues to be one of the busiest in the country. Rhode Island Hospital's surgeons perform more than 25,000 surgeries each year. They are renowned not only for their operating skills, but also for their excellence in teaching and research. RIH attracts renowned, highly skilled physicians from other top ranking hospitals within the region and across the country in the areas of cancer, cardiology, diabetes, emergency medicine and trauma, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiation oncology and surgery.
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