Westerly Hospital Foundation Hosts 26th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The Westerly Hospital Foundation will be hosting its 26th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Stonington Country Club.
This year’s event will feature a new price structure which includes a level for every budget.  The cost will be $150 for individual players and $600 for a foursome.  
Click here for player and sponsorship information, or contact Nick Stahl, …

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Virginia Bass, MD, OB/GYN, Joins Westerly Hospital Medical Staff

 
Virginia Bass, MD, has joined the L+M Medical Group’s Obstetrics and
Gynecology practices located in Westerly and New London.  A member of both the Westerly Hospital and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital medical staff, Dr. Bass provides women in the greater Westerly/Stonington area with patient-focused obstetric and gynecological care, including pre- and post-natal services.  All labor and …

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Westerly Hospital Auxiliary and Mary C. Pucci Foundation Award Scholarships

The Westerly Hospital Auxiliary awarded college scholarships to six local students who plan to pursue or advance their career in healthcare at a breakfast reception held in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center on June 23. Two-thousand fourteen marked the 41st year of the scholarship program.
Recipients were selected from a large field of applicants. In …

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Twelve-Week Arthritis Exercise Program Begins June 30

Westerly Hospital, in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation, is sponsoring a twelve-session Arthritis Exercise Program specifically designed for people with any type of arthritis.  This gentle exercise program led by trained instructors is designed to help maintain joint range of motion, balance and coordination, muscle strength, and good posture. 
Classes will be held twice weekly on …

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Westerly Hospital Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Westerly Hospital will be hosting a Community Celebration to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the successful partnership of L+M and Westerly Hospital that began last June when L+M acquired Westerly Hospital.
The event will be held on Monday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center and will feature refreshments and …

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Plastic Surgeon to Discuss the Latest Techniques in Breast Surgery and Body Contouring

Leon Goldstein, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon, will discuss the latest techniques for breast surgery and body contouring during a free lecture to be held at Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center on June 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Dr. Goldstein recently joined Westerly Hospital’s medical staff and performs a wide variety of affordable procedures …

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Charity Classic at Shelter Harbor Golf Club

On Monday, June 2, 2014, a full field of players will enjoy a special day of golf, in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Westerly Hospital Foundation.  Cocktails, dinner, and a spectacular auction to follow.
For more information on sponsorships, live and silent auction items, or to purchase dinner tickets or one of a limited number of opportunities …

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Westerly Hospital Physicians Named 2014 “Top Docs”

Congratulations to the following Westerly Hospital physicians who have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2014 Top Doctors list. Voted by their peers as doctors to whom they would send a loved one for expert medical care, our Top Docs represent the best of Westerly Hospital’s efforts to care for our friends, family, and neighbors. We …

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Drs. Cameron and Feldman Present Free Talk on Hearing Loss

In recognition of Better Hearing Month, Westerly Hospital will be offering a free community education program on hearing loss on May 27 in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The program will be presented by Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists Dr. David Cameron and Dr. Jeffrey Feldman who will …

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Seven-Week Freedom from Smoking Program

Westerly Hospital is offering a seven-week smoking cessation program called “Freedom from Smoking” beginning on Tuesday, May 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, May 29.
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New Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins Westerly Hospital Medical Staff

L+M Medical Group welcomes Dr. Vincent MacAndrew, Jr. to the Westerly Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. MacAndrew will provide patient care alongside Westerly Hospital’s board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Paul Benoit.
Dr. MacAndrew earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. …

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Dr. Michael Betler, Presents “The Facts About Inguinal Hernias”

Hernias don’t go away on their own; they can be painful when you cough, bend over, or lift a heavy object, and can lead to life-threatening complications. Join Dr. Michael Betler, a General Surgeon with L+M Medical Group, for a free presentation on inguinal hernias on April 29,from 6:30-7:30 in Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone …

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Patients Rate Westerly Hospital Among Top Ten in Rhode Island

Westerly Hospital was recently featured in an article by  GoLocalProv on the “Top 10 Hospitals in Rhode Island Rated by Patients”  according to patient satisfaction surveys for the most recent Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems reporting period.
 
Click here for the full article and for Westerly Hospital’s ranking.

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Free Program on Colon Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, and more than half of these deaths are preventable. In honor of national colorectal cancer awareness month, Westerly Hospital is offering a free program on “Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Screening and Early Detection” presented by Brad Lavigne, MD, Gastroenterologist and Laryl Riley,  Nurse Practitioner, …

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Taking Your Heart to Heart

In honor of National Heart Month, Westerly Hospital is offering a free community education program on Heart Health titled “Taking Your Heart to Heart.”  Participants will be encouraged to understand their own risk factors and the many lifestyle changes that can lower risk for heart disease.  Westerly Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation staff will share information about a …

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New Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program

Westerly Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department is offering a new 12-session Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction Program open to adults of all ages and fitness levels.  The program includes risk factor identification as well as individualized exercise sessions created by exercise physiologists with blood pressure monitoring, and education on cardiac risk factors including cholesterol, stress management, and …

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2013 Annual Report

Click here for the 2013 L+M Healthcare Annual Report which includes the Annual Report for Westerly Hospital as well as all the individual entities under L+M Healthcare, the parent organization for Westerly Hospital.

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Five-Week Diabetes Education Program and Support Group

Westerly Hospital will be offering a comprehensive, five-week course beginning in February 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 recently became …

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Widespread Flu Outbreak Declared in Rhode Island

On January 8, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) declared a  widespread flu outbreak in Rhode Island. This declaration triggers Rhode Island’s regulation requiring all healthcare workers who have not been immunized against the flu to wear surgical masks during direct patient contact.
The dominant strain of flu circulating in Rhode Island and the country …

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Black and White Masquerade Event Benefits Westerly Hospital Foundation

Ocean House brings back the popular Black & White Masquerade Ball in February to support the work of the Westerly Hospital. Elegant food stations dreamed up by Ocean House’s talented culinary team provide a sinful feast for the eyes and pleasure for the mouth. Music provided by a live band is sure to get your toes …

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