Rhode Island Hospital
As the state’s largest, general, acute-care hospital, Rhode Island Hospital provides comprehensive care. The 719-bed private, nonprofit hospital, part of the Lifespan system, operates one of the nation’s ten busiest emergency departments. Its Level 1 Trauma Center serves a large part of southeastern New England.
Our Neurosurgery Department houses an 20 bed Neuro Intensive Care/Stroke Unit and highly specialized physician and nursing teams, located on the Neuroscience Floor in the Bridge Building of Rhode Island Hospital.
Similarly, we have a dedicated Spine Floor with specialized nursing staff where we care for our patients with a whole spectrum of spinal disorders. It is located on the 6th floor in the Bridge Building.
All adult neurosurgery and neurology beds, including an 18 bed Neurological Critical Care Unit, occupy one floor of Rhode Island Hospital, facilitating care delivery. Our department uses four to five adult neurosurgical operating rooms at the hospital.
The hospital’s facilities also include:
• a surgical intensive care unit • a medical intensive care unit • a trauma intensive care unit • a cardiac intensive care unit • a neurodiagnostic imaging suite, staffed for 24-hour CT and MRI service, with two Siemens 1.5 T MRI scanners with state-of-the-art capabilities and three spiral CT scanners, one of which has 16-detector capability • three invasive neuroradiology suites
The hospital’s New England Gamma Knife Center, initiated in 1992, was one of the first gamma knife centers in the United States. It has offered hope to patients with previously untreatable lesions.
The Leksell Gamma Knife emits 201 finely focused gamma rays that converge with high accuracy on a single point, sparing nearby tissue. With little patient discomfort, it treats a number of pathological and functional conditions, including:
• arteriovenous malformations
• acoustic neuromas
• other deep-seated intracranial tumors
• metastatic brain tumors
• obsessive-compulsive disorder
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Hasbro Children’s Hospital, designed with input from parents, children, and health-care professionals, opened in 1994 to architectural acclaim. As Rhode Island’s premier pediatric hospital, its state-of-the-art facilities include specialized emergency services, trauma treatment, and the area’s only pediatric intensive care unit.