Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island Hospital has achieved reverification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma and the American Burn Association (ABA). This achievement comes on the heels of the hospital’s pediatric division receiving reverification of its trauma and burn centers, making Rhode Island Hospital home to the only comprehensive adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma and burn center in New England. 

“The reverification of our trauma and burn centers recognizes our expertise in managing complex cases and providing expert care for patients who need advanced treatment,” said Saul N. Weingart, MD, president, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “These verifications would not be possible without our talented staff and multidisciplinary team of specialized clinicians, and their longstanding commitment to providing exceptional patient care.”

ABA verified burn centers meet evidence-based standards that establish a threshold for high quality burn care and have demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of burn treatments. ACS verified trauma centers have confirmed that they have the necessary resources for delivering optimal trauma care to injured patients and have demonstrated both readiness and performance in trauma care. 

“Rhode Island Hospital is New England’s busiest trauma center and provides definitive care for every possible type of injury, including the most severe injuries,” said Charles Adams, MD, chief, division of trauma and surgical care, Rhode Island Hospital. “We offer the highest level of expert skill and precision available in trauma care for patients of all ages.”  

“The Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital is the only verified and accredited burn center in the state with the most advanced technology to provide superior treatment for each patient,” said David Harrington MD, Director, RI Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital. “Our care is comprehensive through all phases from injury through reconstruction and rehabilitation, to final recovery. We are honored to be able to serve those in our community who have suffered a burn injury.”

Rhode Island Hospital’s adult trauma center reverification extends through January 2024 and adult burn center verification extends through January 2025.


About Rhode Island Hospital

Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A major trauma center for southeastern New England, the hospital is dedicated to being on the cutting edge of medicine and research. It is home to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only facility dedicated to pediatric care. Last year, Rhode Island Hospital received nearly $60 million in external research funding. For more information on Rhode Island Hospital, visit, follow us on Twitter @RIHospital or like us on Facebook.

About Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I., a part of the Lifespan health care system, is the premier pediatric facility for clinical care, research and education for Rhode Island and surrounding southeastern New England. A private, not-for-profit institution, it is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital, the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Hasbro Children’s Hospital is designated as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

About the American College of Surgeons

The ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has over 72,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.

About the American Burn Association

The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury. The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ABA has more than 2,000 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, fire fighters, and hospitals with burn centers. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational programs.

Kelly Brennan

Senior Public Relations Officer
Rhode Island Hospital