Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department
Rhode Island Hospital is the major teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is a national leader in research. The Rhode Island Hospital Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Department is the only Level 1 trauma center in southeastern New England. The Anderson ED treats 105,000 adult patients annually, making it one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast. The Anderson ED is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine attendings, all of whom are faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
Hasbro Children’s Hospital is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital and the major pediatric teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department is the only American College of Surgeons’ Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center for Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut. A dozen regional hospitals routinely refer patients to the Hasbro Emergency Department. The annual Hasbro ED volume exceeds 58,000 patients, making it the second busiest pediatric emergency department in New England. The Hasbro ED is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine attendings, all of whom are full faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department
The Miriam Hospital is an outstanding academic community hospital located on Providence’s East Side. The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department cares for approximately 80,000 patients per year. Emergency department acuity is consistently high, with an admission rate of approximately 30 percent. The patient population spans all ages, with a significant geriatric component, and socioeconomically reflects the hospital's location in a middle-class neighborhood in close proximity to Brown University. The Miriam ED is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine attendings, all of whom are faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Newport Hospital Emergency Department
Newport Hospital is a renowned community hospital and the only acute care hospital in Newport County. The Newport Hospital Emergency Department handles about 33,000 patient visits each year, both for minor problems and to treat acutely ill or injured patients. The Newport ED is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine attendings, all of whom are faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Injury Prevention Center
Since 1998 the Department of Emergency Medicine has housed the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital (IPC). Directed by Dr. Michael Mello, the IPC’s mission is to examine and reduce the incidence of injuries in the region through research, community outreach programming, and education. The Center is nationally recognized for its injury prevention work, which includes research in screening for and reducing the injury risk associated with drug and alcohol use. The IPC has had a long-standing research focus on behavioral interventions and translational research with 20-year history of funding from NIH and CDC. It also administers a 2-year Injury Prevention fellowship for physicians that provide research training and mentorship to develop physicians that meet the criteria for the nationally recognized nine core competencies for injury and violence prevention.
In 2022, the IPC established the Rhode Island Hospital Injury Control Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The Center is funded through a $12.1 million five-year Phase 1 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The Rhode Island Hospital Injury Control COBRE is the first and only NIH-funded COBRE research center to focus solely on injury control. It brings together junior investigators, senior faculty and advisory committee members to build a center which produces high level, independent researchers equipped to address and improve the substantial burden of injury on population health. The Rhode Island Hospital Injury Control COBRE will house the Injury Control Digital Innovation Core and Injury Control Research to Practice and Policy Core to develop and sustain a thematic multidisciplinary center of research excellence on injury control. Together these cores support the selection, mentorship, and career development of early career faculty through the COBRE’s research studies and a pilot study program.
Medical Simulation Center
The Rhode Island Medical Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art facility which helps train medical professionals and medical students in specialized techniques through high fidelity medical simulation, in order to minimize medical error in complicated, high-stress situations. Occupying 3,000 square feet in the Coro Building of Rhode Island Hospital, the Simulation Center allows Emergency Medicine faculty members to develop and run training curricula in order to enhance the performance of physicians, staff, and students alike. The Simulation Center applies engineering principles directly to the development of improved patient care models in a unique collaboration of investigators from Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s, The Miriam, and Newport Hospitals as well as from Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Brown Medical School.
Musculoskeletal Trauma Lab
The Department of Emergency Medicine has an established Musculoskeletal Trauma Laboratory located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus in the Coro Building. This laboratory is directed by Dr. Gregory Jay and is staffed by investigators from the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Brown University Division of Engineering. Research activities are focused on Bio-Engineering and Biophotonics Projects which are translationally important to the care of patients presenting to an Emergency Department.