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  • 2007

  • 2007

    • The department of pathology at RIH was in the top ten percent of institutions in terms of abstracts that were peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).
    • 2007 Best Doctors in America (listing attached)
    • The RIH kidney transplant program recognized the tenth anniversary of its first kidney transplant on March 23. The program, which was recognized by Tufts Health Plan as a Center of Excellence for Kidney Transplantation, has performed more than 660 transplants. In addition, the program has performed 21 pancreas transplants as well as 5 simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplants.
    • Rhode Island Hospital is the only hospital in the state to be recognized among the best in the country for low costs and low charges and using a strong financial position to reinvest in its facility to improve overall care. The Five-Star hospital ranking in the Community Value Provider listing, a proprietary index created by the private firm Cleverley and Associates, was designed to offer a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community. Cleverley and Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publication: State of the Hospital Industry - 2007 Edition.
    • Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital were again named among the nation's 100 top hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson Healthcare, formerly known as Solucient. Thomson's annual study identifies hospitals that are setting benchmark levels of performance for cardiovascular services throughout the nation. It recognizes the hospitals and their management teams for superior clinical, operational and financial performance in the area of cardiovascular service. This is the second consecutive year that Rhode Island and The Miriam were both named to the list, and they remain the only hospitals in the state to be honored with this recognition.
    • Rhode Island Hospital is the recipient of a $5 million emergency preparedness grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The hospital was chosen out of a field of 40 applicants and is one of only five in the country to be selected for the 2007 Healthcare Facilities Emergency Care Partnership Program.
    • The Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at Rhode Island Hospital has earned designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiologists (ACR). It is the only facility in the state to receive the designation.
    • Rhode Island Hospital announces the opening of the area's first Colorectal Care Center, the only facility in the region to provide multidisciplinary care for conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, incontinence, pre-malignancies and other conditions that can have debilitating effects on the lives of individuals.
    • The National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Rhode Island Hospital an $11.1 million grant to study the prevention and treatment of skeletal joint diseases. The 5-year grant will establish the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital and create a multidisciplinary team of scientists with its academic partner, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
    • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been named a Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation solely focused on aging and health. Rhode Island Hospital received the three-year, $450,000 grant award that accompanies the designation.
    • The United Nurses & Allied Professionals and Rhode Island Hospital have reached agreement on a new four-year contract that will make Rhode Island Hospital nurses, technologists, therapists and other allied health professionals among the highest paid in the State.
    • Rhode Island Hospital and its New England Organ Bank (NEOB) staff have been recognized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as one of the nation's best performing organ procurement organizations. The NEOB received the Distinguished Performance Award for excelling in measures considered most critical by donation professionals.
    • The Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department has been named the Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center to recognize a significant gift from Elfriede A. Collis of Barrington, RI. The donation was made in memory of her son, Andrew Anderson, who passed away unexpectedly in 2005. Part of the gift will be used to enhance cardiac diagnostic capabilities in the emergency department. Another portion of the gift will support outreach efforts by the hospital's Injury Prevention Center, while the balance will be used for the funding of the Edward A. Iannucilli, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine, used specifically to fund education and research in the area of emergency medicine.
    • Hasbro Children's Hospital has become a member of the Children's Miracle Network, a partnership that will likely bring thousands of fundraising dollars to the premier pediatric facility for southeastern New England. An alliance of premier hospitals for children, Children's Miracle Network is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for more than 170 hospitals in North America. The network's partner hospitals receive proceeds from donations made in each of their communities through more than 70 corporate sponsors. Since its inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.7 billion for children's hospitals in North America.

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