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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
Office:  860-271-4838
Mobile: 860-235-3399

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

Westerly Hospital Partners with Westerly Police for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

In recognition of National Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, October 22, the Westerly Police Department, in partnership with Westerly Hospital, will be accepting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which can be potentially dangerous.   The community is encouraged to help reduce the potential for prescription drug abuse by taking this opportunity to turn in any… Read more »

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Receives Recertification

Westerly Hospital’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program recently received recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life for patients by enhancing standards of care. The AACVPR re-evaluates Cardiac Rehab programs every three years. “We are very proud of the Cardiac Rehabilitation… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Fall “Wednesday Wellness” Series

Beginning October 26, Westerly Hospital will begin offering “Wednesday Wellness,”  a series of four free weekly programs covering a variety of health topics.  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… Read more »

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 »