Rhode Island Hospital Awards and Accreditations

Clinical Excellence

Rhode Island Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island for spine surgery, complex and rare cancers, and knee and hip replacement services.

Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A major trauma center for southeastern New England, the hospital is dedicated to being on the cutting edge of medicine and research. It is home to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only facility dedicated to pediatric care.

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • In spring 2017, Rhode Island Hospital earned an "A" grade for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group for the third consecutive time.
  • Rhode Island Hospital received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction from The Leapfrog Group in 2016, one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is one of only 122 hospitals across the country — and the only one in Rhode Island — to receive the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation for 2015-2016.
  • Rhode Island Hospital earned Healthcare Technology Management's Best Practices in Healthcare Technology Management Award in 2012.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 2013 and 2015.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized in both 2012 and 2015 by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program for delivering high-quality patient care.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute sites at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital were named to Becker's Hospital Review 2015 “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”
  • Rhode Island Hospital’s Coop 3 and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit hold the prestigious Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
  • Rhode Island Hospital received Healthcare Equality Index leadership status from the Human Rights Campaign for its commitment to providing the best practices in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender care.
  • Rhode Island Hospital's adult cardiothoracic intensive care unit received its second Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2012.
  • Rhode Island Hospital’s diagnostic imaging department won Healthcare Technology Management’s first Best Practices in Healthcare Technology Management Award in 2012 for establishing and sustaining a culture of safety.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program in 2012 for delivering high-quality patient care.

Accreditations