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Westerly Hospital Receives Accreditation from Joint Commission

Westerly Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission following an on-site review of Westerly Hospital in June, 2015. The accreditation is customarily valid for up to 36 months The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States.   Joint Commission accreditation… Read more »

Volunteers Opportunities Available at Westerly Hospital

Interested in volunteering at Westerly Hospital?  Westerly Hospital is looking for individuals over the age of 18 to assist with staffing the Information Desk in the Main Lobby, helping with way finding for our patients and visitors, and providing Courier Services to our departments.   To apply online for a volunteer position, click here. For more… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Benefit Golf Tournament

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit Golf Tournament on Monday, September 28 at the Stonington Country Club.  The day’s event includes a buffet lunch, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, 50/50 raffle, drink tickets, and heavy appetizers after golf.  $150 for individual golfers and $600 for a foursome.  Interested players and sponsors… Read more »

New Treatment for Speech Disorders Offered at Westerly Hospital

Anita Rolin, Speech Pathologist (2)

The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department at Westerly Hospital has added a new specialty to its repertoire, specifically in the area of Speech/Language Therapy. Outpatient Speech/Language Pathologist Anita Rolin, MS, CCC-SLP, was recently certified in LSVT Loud, one of the most widely used treatments for speech disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions…. Read more »

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Awards Scholarships to Seven Area Students

Pictured from left to right, Paula Niederman, Auxiliary Vice President; Linda Philips, Chairman of the Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee; scholarship recipients Maggy Haines, Ian Kilcoyne, and Kerry Wallbillich; and Carol Desillier, Auxiliary President. The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded college scholarships to seven area students who plan to pursue or advance their career. Two-thousand fifteen… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Funds New Patient Wheelchairs

Tracy Wells, Auxiliary Treasurer and Information Desk Volunteer, was instrumental in purchasing the wheelchairs for the hospital.

As part of a continued investment in new equipment to enhance overall patient care, 31 new patient wheelchairs were recently purchased by Westerly Hospital. A majority of the cost of the wheelchairs was funded by The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary with dollars raised through a number of fundraisers. While twenty of the chairs purchased are traditional… Read more »

Main Hospital Parking Lot to Be Repaved

Paving

From July 14 until July 17, Westerly Hospital’s main parking lot will be repaved and will not be available for patient or visitor parking. The main driveway and entrance will remain open; however, there will be construction taking place around the area. A staff member from the construction company will be in place to help… Read more »

New Patient Stretchers Rolled Out at Westerly Hospital

CT technologist Shelby Hatfield transports a patient from radiology department using one of the newly acquired stretchers at Westerly Hospital.
Harold Hanka / The Westerly Sun

As part of L+M’s overall commitment to investing in new equipment and enhancing patient care at Westerly Hospital, eighteen new state-of-the-art patient stretchers were recently purchased to replace the older stretchers at the Hospital. The new stretchers are used to transport Emergency Department patients and feature a slide out X-Ray cassette tray to accommodate critically… Read more »

Nine Westerly Hospital Physicians Among RI “Top Docs”

Nine Westerly Hospital physicians have been voted by their peers as “2015 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 »

Laboratory Receives Two-Year Accreditation

Westerly Hospital’s Laboratory recently received its two-year accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after passing a comprehensive quality review that examines thousands of details and lab processes, including lab testing protocols, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and staff certifications. Nicole Gomes, Administrative Director of the Lab, credits the lab team for their hard work, noting that… Read more »