Topic: News

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 »

Adrian Hamburger, MD is the New Medical Staff Leader

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Each year, Westerly Hospital’s medical staff elects a physician to lead them, and this year, it’s Adrian Hamburger, MD. Dr. Hamburger began serving as President of Westerly Hospital’s medical staff on January 1, 2015, replacing William Conlin, MD who served as President during 2013-2014 and recently retired from Westerly Hospital’s Emergency Department. Dr. Hamburger has… Read more »

Thomas Lanna, MD to Present Free Talk on Heart Health and Cholesterol

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women; however, many lifestyle choices can decrease one’s risk of heart disease, especially managing cholesterol levels. In recognition of American Heart Month and to support heart disease awareness, Westerly Hospital will present a free lecture on “Heart Health and Cholesterol” on February 26… Read more »

Community Invited to “Creating a Heart Healthy Westerly” Event

In honor of American Heart Month, Westerly Hospital is inviting the community to participate in a “Creating a Heart Healthy Westerly” event on February 4 from 8 a.m. – 9:30 am in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.  Continental breakfast will be provided, and the event is open to all.  Participants will learn about the current heart… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »