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Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program Begins in April

Westerly Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department in partnership with the Ocean Community YMCA in Westerly will be offering an 8-week Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. The program will include the following elements: Eight week membership at the local YMCA Heart Rate Monitor Three medically monitored telemetry sessions… Read more »

Main Entrance is Now Open

Repair work to the main hospital driveway has been completed and all parking lots are now open, and normal access to all entrances has resumed. We thank you for your patience, and apologize for the convenience.

Hospital to Host Blood Drive on March 12 and 13

Westerly Hospital will be hosting a two-day blood drive in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center on Thursday, March 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary will once again award college scholarships to six local students who plan to pursue or advance their career in healthcare.  This year will mark the 42nd year of the scholarship program.  Recipients will be selected from field of applicants who are asked to submit their career plans, academic and extracurricular achievements,… Read more »

Free Program on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

In honor of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, Westerly Hospital will be hosting a free community education program on the basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) including general information on the disease, signs and symptoms, and prevention and treatment options, including Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The event will be… Read more »

Thomas Lanna, MD to Present Free Talk on Heart Health and Cholesterol

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women; however, many lifestyle choices can decrease one’s risk of heart disease, especially managing cholesterol levels. In recognition of American Heart Month and to support heart disease awareness, Westerly Hospital will present a free lecture on “Heart Health and Cholesterol” on February 26… Read more »

Community Invited to “Creating a Heart Healthy Westerly” Event

In honor of American Heart Month, Westerly Hospital is inviting the community to participate in a “Creating a Heart Healthy Westerly” event on February 4 from 8 a.m. – 9:30 am in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  Continental breakfast will be provided, and the event is open to all.  Participants will learn about the current heart… Read more »

Visitor Restrictions Put in Place

Due to an increase in flu activity, and with a focus on patient and staff safety, temporary visitor restrictions were put into place today at both Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly Hospitals. The restrictions put into place limit visitors to anyone 18 years of age and older, provided they do not have any flu-like symptoms…. Read more »

Dr. Michael Harwood Hits the Buzzer and Lands a Spot on Jeopardy


Yes, he was always very good at Trivial Pursuit, and yes, he has a competitive streak, but Dr. Michael Harwood, a dermatologist with the L+M Medical Group in Westerly, defied the odds earlier this year, landing a spot on “America’s Favorite Quiz Show,” Jeopardy! “It was extremely fun,” Dr. Harwood recalls, reminiscing about his auditions… Read more »

Storm-related Closings for Westerly Hospital, L+M Hospital, and L+M Medical Group

No elective surgeries will take place at Westerly Hospital, L+M Hospital, or Pequot Health Center in Groton on Tuesday, January 27, as a result of the impending storm. Elective surgeries are currently scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28. In addition, the following outpatient locations and services will be closing today at 3… Read more »