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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
Email:  mofarrell@lmhosp.org
Office:  860-271-4838
Mobile: 860-235-3399

Christine Misto
Marketing & Communications Manager
Email: cmisto@westerlyhospital.org
Office: 401-348-3423
Mobile: 401-578-1972

McCormick Elected to Lead Westerly Hospital Medical Staff

Westerly Hospital has played an important part in the life of Rachel McCormick, M.D. She and her father were born here. She gave birth here. Her hospital connections run deep, and so do her community connections. And that’s what makes Dr. McCormick a perfect fit to serve as president of the Westerly Hospital medical staff,… Read more »

Join Us for Our New Season of Wellness – Spring 2017

Join us for our new season of “Wednesday Wellness” for Spring 2017! All programs are held at Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center and will be presented by Westerly Hospital physicians and staff. There is no charge for these programs, but seating is limited.  To reserve a seat for one or more of the following… Read more »

Bruce Cummings, President and CEO to Retire in 2017

After a long and rewarding career in health care, Bruce D. Cummings, who has been president and chief executive officer of L+M Healthcare for the past 11 years, today announced his plans to retire in 2017. “Simply stated, this is the best time for me, my family and the organization,” Cummings said. “It was of… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Welcomes General Surgeon Allison McAteer, MD

Westerly Hospital recently welcomed a new board certified general surgeon to its medical staff – Allison McAteer, MD.  Dr. McAteer is a Rhode Island native and formerly served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI. Said McAteer “I’m looking forward to taking care of patients in a community… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Now Offers Patients 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography

Westerly Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department recently added yet another breast cancer screening tool to its arsenal. In addition to offering Breast MRI, Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Westerly Hospital now offers its patients 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography, an advanced type of mammogram that provides a more precise image than traditional 2-D mammography. Women… Read more »

ED Nursing Staff Receive Emergency Services Award from MADD

The nursing staff from Westerly Hospital’s Emergency Department was recently honored with the 2016 Emergency Services Award from the Rhode Island Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (RIMADD). The award was presented at the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. The Emergency Services Award award honors local professionals and… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Lights of Love Campaign

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary has officially kicked off its 32nd annual Lights of Love campaign.  Through the Lights of Love program, the community is invited to honor or remember a loved one by purchasing a “Love Light” in their name in denominations of $5, $25, $50, $100, or more.  The hospital’s newly renovated courtyard, located… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Featured in RI PBS’s “Our Town – Westerly”

Westerly Hospital was among several local organizations to be featured featured in the Rhode Island PBS television special Our Town – Westerly which aired on December 8. Our Town is a community project with Rhode Island PBS where neighbors become filmmakers and tell the stories of their town, in particular, untold or uncelebrated stories that… Read more »