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Rhode Island Hospital’s 150th Anniversary Celebration of Caring highlighted the hospital’s past and present accomplishments during its gala event on Nov.16 at the R.I. Convention Center.
During the event, Rhode Island Hospital philanthropists, including descendents of the hospital’s founding families, staff and patients, offered their appreciation for the hospital’s services. Guests also enjoyed musical performances by The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra Chamber Choir, Nancy Paolino and The Black Tie Band and classical pianist Lance Eskelund.
“This historic event is truly a momentous occasion, as it caps off our yearlong celebration of 15 decades of medical innovation and exceptional care of our patients and their families,” said Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and CEO of Lifespan and president of Rhode Island Hospital. “Thanks to our talented colleagues and our generous family of supporters, Rhode Island Hospital has set the standard for medical excellence in southeastern New England.”
The event’s honorary tri-chairs were Elfriede A. Collis, Dr. Michael G. Ehrlich and Barbara P. Riley. Proceeds from the event will support Rhode Island Hospital’s clinical care, research and education efforts. •