The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital was ranked first among Rhode Island hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 Best Regional Hospitals as well as the number one hospital in the Providence metro area. For the second consecutive year, its urology services placed The Miriam among the top 50 hospitals with the best urology services in the United States. In addition, The Miriam received a national “high performing” ranking for eight programs and procedures.
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The Miriam Hospital once again attained Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, joining only three other U.S. hospitals that have earned the honor six consecutive times.
Magnet is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence and is the ultimate benchmark for measuring the quality of care. Only hospitals that meet rigorous standards for high-quality nursing can achieve Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Miriam is one of four hospitals to continuously maintain Magnet designation since 1998.
Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, has been promoted from her position as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer to president of The Miriam Hospital, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Ducharme is the first nurse to be promoted from within to the top leadership position in the hospital’s 96-year history.
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Featured Centers & Services
Offering hundreds of specialized care for our patients
Total Joint Center
The Total Joint Center at the Miriam Hospital is the region’s highest volume joint replacement program with clinical and quality outcomes that rank among the best in the nation. Total hip, knee, or shoulder replacement is far from just an operation at our center: All of our services focus on the patient experience from initial consultation through recovery.
Center for Bariatric Surgery
Offering a safe, comprehensive approach to treating adult and teen obesity, the award-winning Center for Bariatric Surgery provides personalized, quality care and multidisciplinary services ranging from long-term nutritional and behavior modification and patient support groups to a full complement of bariatric surgeries and state-of-the-art laparoscopic and minimally invasive technologies.
Minimally Invasive Urology Institute
The Minimally Invasive Urology Institute (MIUI) is committed to delivering excellence in urologic care, research, and education. The MIUI offers cutting-edge treatments and specialized urologic care to patients through a variety of minimally invasive surgical options, such as laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures. Our goal is to preserve function and restore patients to health.
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