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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 »

Addition of Neurosurgeons Demonstrates Benefits of Yale Affiliation

Better access to care in our community has long been touted as one of the clinical benefits of our recently approved affiliation with Yale New Haven Health. That benefit became a reality last week when it was announced Friday that two neurosurgeons would join forces with Dr. Patrick Doherty and become the first tangible benefit… 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 »