Rhode Island Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital is a 719-bed, private, non-profit, acute care hospital. It is the largest of its kind in Rhode Island, serving as the level I trauma center for the area; its ER is the busiest in New England, treating over 12,000 people every year. RIH also provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services with particular expertise in cardiology, oncology, neuroscience, and orthopedics.
Rhode Island Hospital’s pediatric division is the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Hasbro has the only pediatric intensive care, oncology, and cardiac programs in the area; it cares for some 6,000 patients and 30,000 outpatients each year, ranging in age from newborn to 18 years of age.
Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals are served by a full-time Director of Pastoral Care, two part-time Rabbis, and a Catholic Pastoral Care Team provided by the Diocese of Providence, all of whom are on call 24-hours a day. Staff and interns are generally placed on two specific clinical units, and are an integral part of the larger pastoral care team. All of our chaplains carry pagers in order to respond to emergencies, and are strongly encouraged to rotate through the emergency department at some time in their residency.