Topic: News

Storm-related Closings for Westerly Hospital, L+M Hospital, and L+M Medical Group

No elective surgeries will take place at Westerly Hospital, L+M Hospital, or Pequot Health Center in Groton on Tuesday, January 27, as a result of the impending storm. Elective surgeries are currently scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28. In addition, the following outpatient locations and services will be closing today at 3… Read more »

Visitor Restrictions Put in Place

Due to an increase in flu activity, and with a focus on patient and staff safety, temporary visitor restrictions were put into place today at both Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly Hospitals. The restrictions put into place limit visitors to anyone 18 years of age and older, provided they do not have any flu-like symptoms…. Read more »

Westerly Hospital Offers Outpatient Diabetes Education Program

Westerly Hospital will be offering a comprehensive, five-week course beginning in January to help patients gain practical knowledge and skills needed to manage diabetes successfully. The course will be conducted by a multidisciplinary team of dieticians, nurses, and pharmacists of Westerly Hospital who are all Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators (CDOE). The Hospital’s diabetes program is… Read more »

Dr. Michael Harwood Hits the Buzzer and Lands a Spot on Jeopardy


Yes, he was always very good at Trivial Pursuit, and yes, he has a competitive streak, but Dr. Michael Harwood, a dermatologist with the L+M Medical Group in Westerly, defied the odds earlier this year, landing a spot on “America’s Favorite Quiz Show,” Jeopardy! “It was extremely fun,” Dr. Harwood recalls, reminiscing about his auditions… Read more »

Seven-Week Smoking Cessation Program Starts January 6

Westerly Hospital is offering a seven-week smoking cessation program called “Freedom from Smoking” beginning on January 6 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 pm. in the Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center at 25 Wells Street in Westerly. Sessions will be held for seven consecutive Tuesdays. An additional session will be held on Thursday, January 29. The… Read more »

Westerly Hospital Partners with YMCA to Offer Free Diabetes Information and Screening Event

Westerly Hospital in partnership with the Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch of the Ocean Community YMCA will sponsor a free community Diabetes Information and Screening event on November 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Westerly Hospital’s Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators, Mark Rogers, PharmD (pharmacist) and Yvette Dionne, RD, LDN (dietitian), will provide free medication reviews, blood sugar/glucose testing,… Read more »

30th Annual Lights of Love Campaign Kicks Off

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary has officially kicked off its 30th 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.  Names of those honored or remembered… Read more »

Free Suicide Prevention Workshop

Westerly Hospital will be sponsoring a free three-hour training workshop on Suicide Prevention on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. The workshop will be facilitated d by Bob Price, Navy Chaplain, a trainer certified in the “Safe Talk” suicide prevention program. Price will discuss the… Read more »

Free Discussion on Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis is one of more than 100 of types of arthritis, and affects more than 27 million people in the United States.  The pain associated with the disease can take control of a person’s life if they do not have the tools to manage it. Westerly Hospital, in conjunction with the New England Region Arthritis… Read more »