Lifespan hospitals offer a full range of services to address the mental, emotional and behavioral problems that occur throughout life. The programs encompass a comprehensive view of mental health that includes and integrates the biological, psychological, and social dimensions of care.
To provide the most effective patient care and to promote knowledge in the field, we are also committed to a leadership role in mental health research and education through our faculty membership in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, considered among the outstanding academic departments of psychiatry in the United States. Our programs in fiscal year 2009 brought in nearly $19 million in external research funding.We provide major training programs for residents in both adult and child psychiatry, as well as in a triple board program that also includes pediatrics. In addition, our programs are a highly sought-after national site for training of psychology residents and postdoctoral fellows.
The Department of Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital is a major component of the psychiatry and behavioral health service line at Lifespan and is one of the leading general hospital clinical, educational and research programs in the nation. The hospitals are also nationally recognized for expertise in the field of geriatric psychiatry, offering unique programs that address the specific needs of our elderly patients and conducting groundbreaking research in Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders. At Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital there are currently more than 65 full-time board certified psychiatrists and psychologists, and more than 125 additional staff.
On Aquidneck Island, Newport Hospital offers the community a range of adult psychiatric services that include emergency, inpatient, and outpatient capabilities. In addition, the psychiatry program provides consultative collaboration with medical and surgical programs for their inpatients with co-occurring mental health or substance use disorders.
Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents, has been at the forefront in the treatment of children's mental illness for more than 75 years. Programs at Bradley Hospital include inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, residential, school and home-based services. Along with Hasbro Children's Hospital, Bradley Hospital is the major training center for Alpert Medical School's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program, the Triple Board Residency program and the Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
We are proud of our record in recruiting and retaining distinguished clinicians and scholars who are regarded as leaders in their respective fields.We are also proud of our efforts to decrease the stigma of mental illness. At all of our hospitals, we are aware of our responsibility to our patients and we work to provide a level of care that we would want for our own families.
Richard J. Goldberg, MD Chairman of Lifespan Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Senior Vice President, Physician Network Development, Lifespan Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Daniel J. Wall President and Chief Executive Officer, Bradley Hospital