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 Presents “Raising Resilient Children in the Age of Anxiety”

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Westerly Hospital will be hosting a free discussion on “Raising Resilient Children in the Age of Anxiety” on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  The program will be presented in partnership with the Westerly Public School district and… Read more »

Six-Week Arthritis Exercise Program Begins in September

Westerly Hospital will be offering a 6-week Arthritis Exercise Program at the Westerly Senior Center located at 39 State Street in Westerly. The class is open to anyone living with any type of arthritis. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays beginning September 12 from 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Classes will include health education,… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Hosts Community Forum on Addiction

Westerly Hospital, in partnership with Westerly Public Schools and The Journey to Hope, Health and Healing, will be co-sponsoring a community forum on addiction on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. The event will cover what every parent, first responder, and the community must know… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Course

Westerly Hospital, in partnership with the Washington County Coalition for Children, will be offering a free, two-part certification training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Classes will be held on Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, September 24 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Saint Andrews Church, 15 East Beach Road, Charlestown, RI. The course will… Read more »

Cardiologists Present Discussion on Heart Health as Part of Wednesday Wellness Series

As part of Westerly Hospital’s Wednesday Wellness health education series, cardiologists Howard Haronian, MD, FACC and Carlos Mena, MD will present a free discussion on heart health called “Keep the Beat – Taking Control of Your Cardiovascular Health” on Wednesday, August 24 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center…. Read more »

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 »

Join Us for Our Wednesday Wellness Series

We will soon be announcing additional health education programs as part of our Wednesday Wellness series. Check back for updates or call 401-348-3423 for information.

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.