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At the Hasbro Children's Hospital's Ventilator Integration Program, we provide medical care for infants, children and young adults with chronic respiratory problems who are dependent on medical technology. We work together with primary care physicians throughout the area to provide care fitted to each child's needs.

The Ventilator Integration Program (VIP) uses the patient- and family-centered care model. We involve and educate patients and families in all aspects of care, including the technology used by the patient.

Most of our patients require a home ventilator to help them breathe due to problems associated with lung disease, weak breathing muscles or a neurological disorder. The majority of these children also have other medical needs-for example, care for a tracheotomy tube, care for a feeding tube, or maintaining good nutrition-that require regular communication with other pediatric specialists. In addition to providing medical care, our program coordinates additional specialized care for our patients.

The Ventilator Integration Program Team

  • Our patient's family
  • Pediatric pulmonologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Parent Consultant



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VIP Clinic Visits

Clinic visits for the VIP take place on the Lower Level of Hasbro Children's Hospital. The area is designed to be comfortable, welcoming and family friendly. The clinic meets on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month. Clinic visits are often coordinated during appointments with other specialists at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Contact Us

Phone: 401-444-8059
Fax: 401-444-2168

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Ventilator Integration Program (VIP)
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Lower Level
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903