Thousands of college football players began competing around the nation
this past week, but with the thrill of the new season comes new data on
the risks of taking the field. A new study reports
that running backs and quarterbacks suffer the hardest hits to the head,
while linemen and linebackers are hit on the head most often. The
researchers measured head blows during games and practices over three
seasons at Brown University, Dartmouth College and Virginia Tech. Read
The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital – a center of excellence
dedicated to providing state-of-the-art specialized procedures,
rehabilitation and care to restore function to damaged hips, knees and
shoulders – recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible.
We recognize that there are many factors that influence your decision to
choose a hospital. To help you make your decision, on this site you will
find information about the quality of our care and the experiences our
patients have had in our hospitals.
BCBSRI Designates Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital as Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has awarded
Blue Distinction Center status to Rhode Island
Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. The two hospitals were chosen for the
designations following a comprehensive review of their spine surgery and
knee and hip replacement services.
“This important, national designation recognizes the top quality
orthopedic care that we provide to thousands of patients each year,”
said Timothy J. Babineau, MD, president and chief executive officer,
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. “Earning Blue Distinction
is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the orthopedic
surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at both hospitals.”
Partnership with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of the Warren
Alpert Medical School of Brown University—the only medical school in
Rhode Island. The Miriam and Bradley hospitals are major teaching
affiliates of the medical school. Lifespan hospitals provide the primary
sites for clinical training of approximately 175 third- and fourth-year
students at Brown University.
About 300 Brown Medical School graduates live in Rhode Island—about
eight percent of the state’s physicians. Lifespan’s graduate medical
education department plays an important role in attracting, developing
and retaining medical talent in the state.
In addition, as a result of Lifespan's relationship with the Warren
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, exciting research projects
are underway that are improving patient care.
more information about orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital, please call
For physician referrals at The Miriam Hospital, please call 401-444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230 to
request an orthopedic physician.