South County Hospital

What's New?

At South County Hospital, we always have something going on, new services to offer, and interesting tidbits that we like to share. Below you'll find articles of interest.

08/16/17 - South County Hospital among “Best Hospitals” by US News and World Report South County Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 edition of “Best Hospitals”. It was the only hospital in Rhode Island to receive the “High Performing” rating for knee replacement surgery.
08/14/17 - South County Health named Healthiest Employer by PBN For the fifth consecutive year, South County Health was recognized as one of Rhode Island’s Healthiest Employers, an annual recognition by Providence Business News. 
08/02/17 - Specialized team working to improve diabetes diagnosis, care

Diabetes, in particular type-2, is increasingly prevalent nationwide. In Rhode Island, 11.5% of adults have diabetes and 36.4% have pre-diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. To combat this local health concern South County Hospital formed a “Diabetes Champion Team.”

07/26/17 - We've Got Your Back

FREE LECTURE THURS, OCT. 19: Dr. Ian Madom will answer your questions such as: How do I know when my pain is bad enough to go see a doctor? Are there things I can do on my own to control the pain? What treatments are available to me for back pain?

07/26/17 - Are Your Pets Ready for Baby?

FREE LECTURE WED., SEPT. 27: Did you know...Having a new baby in the house can affect your beloved pets, too.  Baby-Ready Pets is a program endorsed by the American Humane Association to help expectant families prepare their four-legged family members for their newborn and toddler brothers and sisters.

07/17/17 - Mark Your Calendar! Car Seat Safety Check EVENT Saturday, September 16: Stop by South County Health’s FREE safety event where trained installers and members of the EGPD will check your child seat for safety.
07/11/17 - Athletes beware: Don’t play through the pain Contrary to its name, tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. According to Charlotte Moriarty, MD, PhD, who specializes in sports medicine at OrthoRI - South County, it is one of many common overuse injuries people can easily avoid
07/03/17 - Ultra-violet light disinfection system adds extra step in fighting hospital-associated infections

At South County Hospital a robotic device was recently added to the Environmental Service staff to help create a virtually germ-free environment in operating rooms, isolation rooms, and other patient areas. 

06/29/17 - Diagnostic Imaging upgrades help physicians, help patients South County Health’s diagnostic imaging capabilities have improved dramatically with the recently installed 1.5 MRI. Considered to be a top-of-the-line system in its class, the Siemans Magnetom Aera MRI was operational as of June 28, 2017.
06/29/17 - Protect yourself from threat of Zika virus Summer is just around the corner and the threat of contracting the Zika virus through mosquito bites is creating a public health concern again. Since its resurgence in 2015, the number of symptomatic cases in the US states has grown significantly.