The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital have both received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States, only about 4 percent are Magnets. Hospitals with Magnet status are shown to have shorter recovery times and higher patient satisfaction than other hospitals.
The nursing staff at Lifespan's affiliated hospitals has the education, experience and skills needed to help each patient navigate toward healing and health. Working in concert with each hospital's administrative and medical personnel, nurses are at the forefront of patient safety.
Several safety initiatives have been instituted by the nursing staff to help ensure that every patient receives the best care. These include:
Nurses are accessible, approachable and dedicated to the safety and caring of all patients. Patients and their families are encouraged to discuss their concerns directly with the nursing staff, or to submit questions via email.
We encourage you to submit any questions or concerns you may have about medication safety at Lifespan hospitals.