Topic: News

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 »

Free Community Education Program: “Voice Your Choice. Making Informed Decisions about Advance Directives”

Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, and it is important to have advance directives to describe your preferences regarding treatment if you are faced with a serious accident or illness. Westerly Hospital will host a free program for adults of all ages entitled “Voice Your Choice.  Making Informed Decisions about Advance Directives” on… Read more »

Chaplain Interns to Serve at Westerly Hospital


A new class of Chaplain Interns are now on duty serving patients, families and staff at Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital. “Three of our chaplain interns will devote half of their clinical hours each week to serving Westerly Hospital patients, families and staff,” says Rev. Jessica Sommar, manager of Spiritual Care. “This is exciting because it… Read more »

Dr. Chris Lehrach Named Chair of Hospital Association of RI


With the recent appointment of Dr. Christopher Lehrach as Chairman of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) Board of Directors, L+M Healthcare is uniquely positioned to influence healthcare policy in the region, with L+M’s Bruce Cummings already serving as Chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association. Dr. Lehrach is president of the L+M Medical Group,… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program

In partnership with the Ocean Community YMCA, Westerly Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department is offering a new 12-session Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program open to adults of all ages and fitness levels.  The program includes risk factor identification as well as individualized exercise sessions created by exercise physiologists with blood pressure monitoring, and education on cardiac… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Hosts Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar

Westerly Hospital will be hosting a Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar and Raffle on Thursday December 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  The bazaar will feature arts and crafts made by hospital employees and volunteers including hand-crafted baskets, pottery, baby sweaters, jewelry, gift baskets and more. The… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Lights of Love Campaign

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary has officially kicked off its 31st 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 »