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.

Kelly Brennan

Senior Public Relations Officer
Rhode Island Hospital