Westerly Hospital CEO honored
for expanding services

WESTERLY – The CEO and president of Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly hospitals has been awarded by the American Hospital Association for his role in creating two new departments within Westerly Hospital.

Patrick Green received the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award recently during the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s annual meeting. Green was honored for working to identify specific health needs in the Westerly area and developing solutions to address them.

Both the geriatric psychiatry unit and the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center opened this fall in Westerly Hospital. Earlier this year, Green was instrumental in opening the hospital’s new $5 million catheterization laboratory, which allows for additional vascular procedures, and he has also pushed to expand orthopedic options at Westerly.

“It is an honor to receive this award because it validates our commitment to Westerly Hospital and the people we serve,” said Green, who is also executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health. “It is also an honor to share this award with everyone at Westerly Hospital, and those within our health system and the community who have worked so hard together as a team to achieve extraordinary enhancements to our services, all for the benefit of our patients.”

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The hospital’s 18-bed geriatric psychiatry unit specializes in treating behavioral issues in older patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, mood disorders and substance abuse.

The Smilow Cancer Center, an affiliate of the New Haven-based Smilow Cancer Hospital, is a part of the Yale New Haven Health network. Westerly’s center includes eight infusion rooms and seven exam rooms, along with access to Smilow Cancer Hospital specialists, a dietician, social worker and financial counselor.