Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute Awards and Certifications

The Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute (LCVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals is dedicated to providing unparalleled care in the field of cardiology. Our expert staff of cardiologists, surgeons, electrophysiologists, nurses and clinical staff is committed to providing the highest level of care. We offer comprehensive cardiac services at multiple ambulatory center locations throughout the region for your convenience, which include cardiac diagnostic testing and intervention, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure management, congenital heart disease management, and programs for lipid management, management of hypertension and disease prevention.

These are a selection of awards recently earned by the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute.


Rhode Island Hospital was named to the list of “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2018” by IBM Watson Health. Following a study that analyzed key performance areas, the hospital earned the distinction along with just two others in New England. Having now been honored four times, Rhode Island Hospital is the only hospital in the state in the rankings.

blue cross distinctionLifespan Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island Hospital has been given the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center designation for cardiac care. Distinction centers are awarded based on expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

The Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital earned the silver designation of the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association for Critical Care Nursing. It is one of only 42 cardiothoracic ICUs to achieve this level recognition.


Newport Hospital was the only community hospital in the state to be recognized as a “high performer” in two clinical areas – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure – by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 Best Regional Hospitals rankings.

Continuing its excellence in stroke care, The Miriam Hospital in 2017 received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award” and the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite” award. The Miriam has been honored by the association virtually every year for more than a decade.


Rhode Island Hospital was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 as one of 53 hospitals across the country with the lowest heart attack mortality rates.

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