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Welcome to the Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center at Rhode Island
Hospital. We know that a visit to the emergency room can be a stressful
and challenging experience. We hope our web site will help answer some
of your questions and make your visit as smooth as possible. The
emergency department and its staff are available 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the very best
service and highest quality medical care.
For patients and families, The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center means
privacy and care that's efficient and responsive. With a spacious,
organized facility, our staff works in an environment that nurtures
their passion for excellence.
The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center is one of the nation's busiest
and is the only Level I trauma
center in southeastern New England. This is where the region's most
critically injured and most ill people come. Our emergency center is
51,000 square feet and serves 110,000 people annually.
The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center includes:
conveniently located beneath the emergency center. A 254-space
parking garage, free for patients and their family members who
bring them to the center.
Private areas for
A separate ambulance driveway
and drop-off area
and diagnostic testing areas, including three x-ray suites,
a dedicated ultrasound suite, 16-
and 64-slice CT scanners and access to hospital MRI
A technologically advanced chest
pain unit including a dedicated cardiac
catheterization lab within the Anderson Emergency Center
A decontamination room
with new hazmat tents, capable of accommodating multiple
patients exposed to chemical or biological hazards. The Anderson
Emergency Center is the hub of medical operations for any mass
disaster that may occur in Rhode Island.
Two triage areas
(one for ambulance arrivals and one for walk-in visitors)
74 treatment spaces
Stroke Treatment: Rapid
access to care for acute strokes and the region's only primary
stroke center with a stroke observation protocol
critical care beds
acute care areas with 16 beds each, all designed for
a broad variety of patient needs
A dedicated 25-bed behavioral
health unit for patients with psychiatric emergencies,
including a dedicated four-bed unit for children and
Triage: During peak hours, you will be met in triage
rooms by a nurse, physician, physician’s assistant, nurse
practitioner, patient care technician, registrar and others.
Your vital signs will be checked and you may also receive tests
including EKG's, x-rays and lab tests. You may also be
A fully electronic patient
tracking and record-keeping system