Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, the largest academic
medical center in the state, is the only Level 1 trauma hospital in the
area, serving all of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and
Eastern Connecticut, 1.5 million.
Nationally recognized for its superior critical care services, Rhode Island Hospital’s critical care staff members take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, with a physician, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists caring for each patient.
Rhode Island Hospital has four medical critical care units and six surgical critical care units with a total of 134 critical care beds. Critical care units include: Coronary critical care unit (10 beds); medical intensive care unit (18 beds); cardiothoracic intensive care unit (8 beds); surgical intensive care unit (8 beds); trauma intensive care unit (11 beds); intensive neurocritical care unit (12 beds); respiratory intermediate care unit (19 beds); intermediate coronary care unit (24 beds); intermediate cardiothoracic care unit (8 beds); and the intermediate surgical Rhode Island Hospital physicians treat more than 120 critical care patients each month, many of whom are transferred from other hospitals, making Rhode Island Hospital one of the busiest hospitals in New England for acute care. Rhode Island Hospital recently opened Rhode Island ExpressCare, in partnership with its sister hospital, The Miriam Hospital, to facilitate the transfer of patients to these institutions from hospitals around the region. Additionally, the two partners recently launched an ambulance service, LifePACT (Pediatric and Adult Critical Care Transport), allowing our physicians to provide the highest quality care for our critically ill patients en route to the hospital.
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