Awards and Achievements
Rhode Island Hospital's adult cardiothoracic intensive care unit
received its second Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
Rhode Island Hospital's diagnostic imaging department wins
Healthcare Technology Management's first Best Practices in
Healthcare Technology Management Award. The award recognizes the
hospital's effort to establish and sustain a culture of safety.
Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized by the
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification
Program for delivering high-quality patient care. The QOPI
Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of
Clinical Oncology, provides a three-year certification for
outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest
standards for quality cancer care.
Orthopedic surgeon Phillip R. Lucas, MD, receives the Milton
Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award for his leadership,
commitment to patient care, hospital and community service, and
local and national recognition by his peers. The award is the
highest honor the Rhode Island Hospital medical staff bestows on
one of its own. More
about this award.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital earned
the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer
of the American College of Surgeons. This award recognizes the
significant commitment by the hospitals to providing
high-quality cancer care, as well as to meeting and exceeding
the standards set by the commission.
Rhode Island Hospital is certified by The Joint Commission as a
primary stroke center. Certification is available only to stroke
programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.
The Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital provides services to
more than 900 adult and geriatric patients with suspected
transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke annually in Rhode
Island and southeastern Massachusetts. More
about this award
Rhode Island Hospital recently earned Stage 6 designation of the
HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. HIMSS
Analytics, a subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society, rates more than 5,000 acute-care,
non-federal hospitals on their progress in implementing the
components of an electronic medical records system. Rhode Island
Hospital is one of only 105 that were awarded this designation.
Lifespan and its Rhode Island Hospital has been selected
Lifespan for a 21st Century Award by The IDG Computerworld
Honors Program, honoring the development of the Rapid
Emergency Satellite Communications system (RESCQ).
intensive care unit has been given the Beacon Award for
Critical Care Excellence, the most prestigious award possible
for critical care nursing. Ours is the only adult unit in Rhode
Island and the Boston area to be so honored.
Rhode Island Hospital was named
a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Rhode Island following a comprehensive review of its spine
surgery and knee and hip replacement services. The Blue
Distinction program recognizes facilities that meet objective,
evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality, developed in
collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations. More
about this award
Rhode Island Hospital is designated the principal teaching
hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown
Rhode Island Hospital receives the Consumer Choice Award for the
fifteenth consecutive year.
The Rhode Island Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital receives
designation as a verified adult and pediatric burn center by the
American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons.
Rhode Island Hospital received an $11
million grant from the National Institutes of Health that
will fund research that will lead to a general understanding of
stem cell biology and identify unique approaches to tissue
regeneration in lung and marrow diseases. The 5-year grant,
awarded to Peter Quesenberry, MD, director of
hematology/oncology at Rhode Island Hospital, also provides
funding for the development of a major stem cell research center
at Rhode Island Hospital.
Rhode Island Hospital receives the Consumer Choice Award.
Rhode Island Hospital is recognized by Nursing Professionals
magazine as one of the "Top 100 Hospitals" to work for.
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital were named Blue
Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers by Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Rhode Island and The Miriam are
the only two hospitals in the state to be recognized with this
Rhode Island Hospital received full approval for its dental
residency program at the Samuels Sinclair
Dental Center from the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Rhode Island Hospital has been verified again as a Level I
Trauma Center by the Committee on trauma of the American College
Rhode Island Hospital has been designated a Bariatric Surgery
Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery, and a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Hospital's Anne
C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging earned designation as a
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of
The diagnostic imaging residency training program at Rhode
Island Hospital, a partnership with the Warren Alpert Medical
School of Brown University, has been ranked number one in the
country. The ranking, released annually by the American Board of
Radiology, objectively measures residency training programs
based on the past five years of written and oral board
examinations. The Rhode Island Hospital-sponsored graduate
medical education program was ranked number one out of the
186 training programs across the country. Based at Rhode Island
Hospital, residents also spend one month training at both The
Miriam Hospital and Women and Infant's Hospital each year.
Rhode Island Hospital has once again been designated a
UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center and a UnitedHealth
Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center. Hospitals receiving the
designation have met rigorous quality criteria based on
nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice.
For the second consecutive year, Rhode Island Hospital and its
New England Organ Bank (NEOB) staff have been recognized by the
United States Department of Health and Human Services as one of
the nation's best performing organ procurement organizations.
Rhode Island Hospital's NEOB received the Distinguished
Performance Award for excelling in measures considered most
critical by donation professionals, including high conversion
rates (the number of potential deceased organ donors who become
donors), high rate of organs transplanted per donor and high
percentage of donors who donate following cardiac death (as
compared to following brain death, which is more common). Rhode
Island Hospital was recognized for a donor conversion rate of 75
percent for the past year and received its award during the
national meeting of the Organ Donation and Transplantation
Breakthrough Collaborative in Nashville, TN.
Rhode Island Hospital has been recognized as a national leader
in providing heart attack care and for meeting the 90-minute
national standard to provide life-saving care. The hospital was
selected by VHA, Inc., a national health care alliance, as a
model of treatment for heart attack patients. The hospital
presented its care process at the VHA's national meeting in
Orlando to serve as a model and help other hospitals achieve
such performance levels.
Thomson Healthcare names Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam
Hospital among the nation's top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular
The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center of
Rhode Island Hospital receives the Maxwell J. Schleifer
Distinguished Service Award from Exceptional Parent
magazine. The award recognizes the center for its advocacy on
behalf of people living with disabilities and special needs.
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