Topic: Front Page News

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 »

Radiology Entrance to Close on May 1

The radiology services entrance at Westerly Hospital will be closed to patients, visitors and staff beginning May 1. The entrance is being closed in response to recent safety concerns. All patients and visitors are now asked to park in the main Westerly Hospital parking lot and access the building directly through the main hospital entrance…. Read more »

Hospital Participates in “Trashion Fashion” Earth Day Event

Westerly Hospital was proud to participate in this year’s Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce’s  “Trashion Fashion” event – a fun, funky fashion show featuring 40 fabulous frocks made out of recycled or reused materials was held at the Granite Theater in honor of Earth Day, April 22. Westerly Hospital’s Ann Marie Broccolo, of Pharmacy,… Read more »

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 »