Thank you for visiting the Westerly Hospital online newsroom.

Here you’ll find a library of hospital news releases and updates, as well as contact information for our public relations staff. Westerly Hospital follows a specific set of guidelines when it comes to interacting directly with the media – particularly when it comes to aspects of patient care.

If  you are a member of the media, please contact:

Michael O’Farrell
Director of Communications and Marketing
Office:  860-271-4838
Mobile: 860-235-3399

Christine Misto
Marketing & Communications Manager
Office: 401-348-3423
Mobile: 401-578-1972

Westerly Hospital Offers New Resource to Help Patients Navigate Healthcare System

As part of its continued commitment to patient-centered care, Westerly Hospital has hired a new Patient Resource Navigator. Jen Algiere, the Hospital’s new Patient Resource Navigator, will assist patients in a variety of ways, serving as the primary point of contact for information on hospital services, programs, and providers. “Jen will ensure that our patients… Read more »

Avondale Arts Hosts Westerly Hospital Doctor Lecture Series

Avondale Arts, located on 95 Watch Hill Road in Westerly, will be hosting a series of five Doctor Lecture and Art Shows this summer to benefit the Westerly Hospital Foundation.  Called “The Art of Quality Care – Westerly Hospital Doctor Lecture Series” the series will feature physicians who will share their wisdom and interest in working… Read more »

Join Us for Our Wednesday Wellness Series

Make 2016 your healthiest summer yet!  Join us for our Wednesday Wellness series, a free weekly program that covers the health topics most important to our community. All programs are held at Westerly Hospital, Henry J. Nardone Conference Center, 25 Wells Street, Westerly.  There is no charge for these programs, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat,… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Recognizes First Winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Westerly Hospital recently presented the first-ever winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Karyn Bessette, RN, Medical/Surgical Care Unit. The DAISY Award is a national nurse recognition program sponsored by an international foundation that encourages patients and families to share their stories of nurses who made a difference.  DAISY awards will be given… Read more »

Nominate a Nurse for a Daisy Award!

Westerly Hospital recently began participating in the “The DAISY Award,” a nurse recognition program sponsored by an international foundation that seeks to recognize the “super-human” work of Registered Nurses as they provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care to their patients and families. Click here to learn more and to recognize a nurse and the special care they provided.

Westerly Hospital Offers Diabetes Education Program

Westerly Hospital will be offering a comprehensive, five-session Diabetes Education program beginning in June.  The goal of the program is to help patients gain practical knowledge and skills needed to manage diabetes successfully.  Classes will cover a wide range of topics including coping strategies, basic nutrition, monitoring glucose levels, medications, and managing stress. All classes… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Westerly Hospital, in partnership with Washington County Coalition for Children, will be offering a free, two-part certification training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, June 11 at Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  Similar to other first aid/CPR courses, participants who successfully complete the course will be… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Physicians Named “Top Docs”

Four Westerly Hospital physicians have been voted by their peers as “2016 Top Docs” in their specialty areas in Rhode Island, according to results of a recent survey done by Rhode Island Monthly magazine.  The survey is sent to thousands of licensed physicians and asks them to name the specialist they would choose for friends… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Honored for Patient Safety Initiative

Westerly Hospital was presented with the 2016 Edward J. Quinlan Award for Patient Safety Excellence by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island at its annual Celebration of Excellence award ceremony last month. The prestigious award is presented annually to a hospital unit or team that has implemented an innovative initiative resulting in measurable improvement in… Read more »