The Department of Surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center offers a full range of special and subspecialty services and the latest surgical technologies are used. Inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures number about 6,300 annually. Critical care nursing is provided in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Roger Williams recognized for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement
Roger Williams Medical Center has been re-designated as a Blue Distinction Center for both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in these specialties.
Blue Distinction is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery or transplants. To earn this designation, Roger Williams Medical Center was evaluated based on an objective, evidence-based selection criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. The goal of Blue Distinction is to identify medical facilities that deliver better overall quality and medical outcomes for a specific area of specialty care, helping patients and doctors to make more informed choices.