Topic: News

Westerly Hospital Honored for Patient Safety Initiative

Westerly Hospital was presented with the 2016 Edward J. Quinlan Award for Patient Safety Excellence by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island at its annual Celebration of Excellence award ceremony last month. The prestigious award is presented annually to a hospital unit or team that has implemented an innovative initiative resulting in measurable improvement in… Read more »

Hospital Offers Seven-Week Freedom from Smoking Program


Westerly Hospital is offering a seven-week smoking cessation program called “Freedom from Smoking” beginning on Wednesday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center at 25 Wells Street in Westerly. Sessions will be held for seven consecutive Wednesdays. An additional session will be held on Monday, May 9…. Read more »

Nominate a Nurse for a Daisy Award!

This spring, Westerly Hospital will begin participating in the “The DAISY Award,” a nurse recognition program sponsored by an international foundation that seeks to recognize the “super-human” work of Registered Nurses as they provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care to their patients and families. Click here to learn more and to recognize a nurse and the special… Read more »

Low Dose CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening Program

State-of-the art diagnostic imaging technologies at Westerly Hospital are helping patients in new and powerful ways, including detecting cancers earlier than ever before.  Westerly Hospital’s new CT scanner, for example, is capable of screening high-risk patients for lung cancer with a high degree of accuracy and low doses of radiation. “This is cutting edge and… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Westerly Hospital, in partnership with Washington County Coalition for Children, will be offering a free, two-part certification training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30 in Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  Similar to other first aid/CPR courses, participants who successfully complete the course will be… Read more »

Have You Seen Our New TV Commercials?

With a theme of “We get you back to your life,” Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital have rolled out a series of television commercials now running throughout the region on local cable networks. Be sure to check them out on the homepage of our web site!

Arthritis Exercise Class Returns to Westerly Senior Center

Westerly Hospital is pleased to bring back the arthritis exercise class to the Westerly Senior Center located at 39 State Street in Westerly.  The class is a 6-week exercise class for people living with any type of arthritis.  Classes will include health education, exercise for motion, strengthening, endurance, and balance.  The classes will be taught… Read more »

Cardiologist Dr. David Donaldson to Give Free Talk on “Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Atrial Fibrillation”

In recognition of American Heart Month, Westerly Hospital will present a free lecture on “Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Atrial Fibrillation” on February 26 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. Cardiologist David Donaldson, MD, FACC, a member of Westerly Hospital’s medical staff, will provide an in-depth talk on why someone… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Introduces New Capability to Its Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Cardiac Cath

Dr. David Donaldson, second from left, and Westerly Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization team. Westerly Hospital cardiologist David Donaldson, MD, along with the hospital’s expert cardiac catheterization lab team, recently began performing a very important life-saving cardiovascular procedure for patients. The team now has the capability to insert implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), a device designed to stop… Read more »

New Operating Room Lights and Surgical Tables at Westerly Hospital

OR Lights and Table

L+M Healthcare recently demonstrated its continued commitment to investing in the future of Westerly Hospital with the purchase of new state-of-the-art LED overhead surgical lights and new surgical tables for the hospital’s four main operating rooms. The new Skytron Aurora 2 surgical LED lights allow surgeons complete control of positioning, focus and intensity of the… Read more »