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For more Apple Valley Treatment Center the body 460 Putnam Pike information, call 401-456-3600 or visit www.fatimahospital.com Greenville, RI How computers are helping 456-3916 surgeons operate Page 4 St.Joseph PRESORTED STANDARD Health Services of Rhode Island U.S. POSTAGE PAID Pathology: 200 High Service Avenue, North Providence, RI 02904 KARR Leading the way to PRINT DIRECT accurate diagnosis Page 6 2006 Annual Report Page 16 A Message from John Fogarty Our Health Board of Trustees: It is my pleasure to welcome you to this, children. Expansion of our sleep John Fogarty Named TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue 2, Summer 2007 Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin the second issue of Our Health. I believe disorders, wound care and hyperbaric Interim CEO this publication is an important way for medicine programs in response to Chairman & Treasurer John Fogarty has been named acting our organization to update many of our increased need are exciting projects we Published by: Reverend Monsignor constituencies, including physicians, will be completing shortly. Upcoming president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Health Services of RI William I. Varsanyi, J.C.D. A Message from John Fogarty . . 1 employees, donors and community enhancements in our picture archiving St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island. Development and Public Affairs Secretary leaders on important achievements of communication (PACS) system in John has been part of the management John M. Fogarty, Mr. John M. Fogarty Executive Vice President/Acting CEO Executive Vice President/Acting CEO Psychiatric Services: The Key the St. Joseph organization. radiology will complement the recent team at SJHS since 1988, and has served is to Understand the Mind addition of our 64-slice CT scanner as as its executive president since 2004. R. Otis Brown, Vice President, Mary L. Burke, R.N. This issue of Our Health reaches you at Development & Public Affairs and People’s Lives . . . . . . . . . . . 2 well the continued expansion of our Bishop Thomas Tobin, Chairman of the Mr. Frederick K. Butler a pivotal time in Rhode Island’s health new information technology programs. SJHSRI Board of Trustees stated, “John Production by: Steven Colagiovanni, M.D. care system. As our community hospitals Genesis Communications Fogarty is the consensus choice of our Karen DelPonte, Esq. How Computers are Helping struggle with the issues of significant I am honored to be leading our organi- Board to lead our organization during Design by: financial challenge and the potential for zation at this important juncture, Leonardo Design, LLC Joseph R. DiStefano, Esq. Surgeons Operate . . . . . . . . . . . 4 this interim period. His knowledge of our future provider consolidation, I believe and I want to express my thanks to organization and his managerial talent Editor: Mr. Jeffrey R. Massotti our organization is well positioned to John Keimig for his previous example of will ensure stability in our operations R. Otis Brown Joseph P. Mazza, M.D. Pathology: Leading the Way emerge as part of a rational solution to dedicated leadership to the organization, and will allow the Board to conduct a Contributing Writers: Mr. Marshall Raucci, Jr. to Accurate Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 the problems that Rhode Island’s health our Board and Medical Staff, as well as complete and comprehensive assessment Mark Guill of our long-term needs for executive Paula Iacono Ms. Nancy E. Rogers system faces. the many others who have offered me congratulations and encouragement leadership.” Photography: Daniel J. Ryan, C.P.A. Patient Safety – We remain an efficient, community- CB Group since assuming my new role at Fogarty received both his undergraduate Joseph G. Samartano, Jr., D.D.S. Chief Beneficiary of ICU focused provider with a comprehensive Peter Goldberg St. Joseph. I look forward to the degree and a master’s degree in health Shawn Miguel Ms. D. Faye Sanders Collaborative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 range of acute care services that meet or care administration from Xavier University coming year and keeping you informed Mr. Matthew J. Smith exceed quality requirements. Though in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife, Janet, of our progress. Mr. Kevin P. Stiles we face the same financial challenges as and their two sons reside in Barrington. Dr. Ortiz: Innovator in the state’s other community providers, Reverend Monsignor Thyroid Biopsies . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 we have an established track record over Paul D. Theroux, J.C.L. the past decade of stable financial Honorable John Keimig’s Lasting Legacy Joseph R. Weisberger Supporting New Life performance and prudent stewardship in Providence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 of community resources. H. John Keimig, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Health Services of Honorary Trustees: Rhode Island since 1991, and a member of the management team since 1980, has left the As we continue to evaluate our strategic organization to assume the presidency of Rhode Island Quality Partners, a national Mrs. John J. Cummings, Jr. Pediatric Dental Program options in this volatile environment, we leader in healthcare quality improvement. Honorable Expands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 are forging ahead operationally with John led the effort that transformed the former St. Joseph Hospital into a regional center for J. Joseph Garrahy expansion of key services and continual rehabilitation and psychiatric services. Under his guidance, that campus also has developed Executive Offices Most Reverend clinical improvements. With the addition a nationally recognized model for delivery of primary health care to the urban minority and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital Louis E. Gelineau, D.D. 2006 Annual Report . . . . . . . . . 16 of new dental providers, our acclaimed disadvantaged populations, the St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services. 200 High Service Avenue Most Reverend Our Lady of Fatima Hospital underwent an equally impressive transformation under pediatric dental program, now providing North Providence, RI 02904 Salvatore R. Matano John’s leadership. Today, nearly 75% of the Fatima facility is either new construction or Tel: (401) 456-3000 Philanthropy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 14 operatories at two sites, will continue Rita Murphy, R.N. fully renovated, and services have been greatly expanded. to grow exponentially in the coming www.saintjosephri.com Most Reverend To John Keimig, the entire St. Joseph family owes a debt of gratitude for a job exceptionally year as the state’s principal source of For additional copies contact the Robert E. Mulvee, D.D., J.C.D. Honor Roll of Donors . . . . . . . 20 oral health services for underserved well done. We wish him well in his new endeavor. Public Affairs Office at (401) 456-3070 Psychiatric Services: a spectrum of care At St. Joseph’s, the psychiatric staff believes no drug can replace the value of face-to-face counseling. THE KEY IS TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND AND PEOPLE’S LIVES A Caring Response to Victims of T o the more cynical among us, the practice of psychiatry has “evolved” and therapy, where patients can get help in verbalizing their concerns and where their St. Joe’s is an active “partial hospitalization” program, which offers intensive outpatient view ourselves as the backbone of Rhode Island’s community mental health system,” Those services are carefully choreographed by interdisciplinary staff of full-time Alzheimer’s disease to nothing more than medication manage- dignity as people is respected.” treatment to patients on a Monday-Friday says Gobeil. “We provide coordinated psychiatrists, advance practice RNs (such ment, as new classes of remarkable drugs basis as a bridge between inpatient care access for community-based patients who as nurse practitioners) social workers and The 21-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at That is the guiding philosophy behind have emerged to provide relief for nearly and the patient’s return to the community. require inpatient care, and we use active therapists. Daily rounds are conducted to Fatima Hospital provides our community St. Joseph psychiatric services, a sprawling with a much needed resource in the every mental health issue. cross-communication to integrate our assess the status of all patients, and the program that spans both the Fatima and At Fatima, the program includes a 21-bed treatment of Alzheimer’s and other treatment planning with that of the staff meets daily to plan and manage But talk to Ron Gobeil, M.D., Chief of the St. Joseph campuses and that is, to the geriatric psychiatry unit (see sidebar article) forms of dementia in elderly people. community centers, thereby assuring the individual treatment plans. St. Joseph Center for Psychiatric Services, surprise of many, the state’s second largest and a second, 15-bed adult unit. patient of continuity of care.” Many older patients suffer from dementia and quite another picture emerges. “The inpatient psychiatric resource. A significant portion of the volume at that is complicated by any of the wide A large reason for the program’s growth, so-called ‘polypharmacy’ approach has its “In terms of today’s outpatient-centered St. Joseph’s arrives via emergency depart- assortment of medical issues that the Much of the program is housed at St. Joseph according to Gobeil, is the close relation- place,” says Gobeil, “but here at St. Joe’s, mental health focus, we treat the sickest ment referral from hospitals around the elderly face, such as cardiovascular Hospital for Specialty Care. A 30-bed adult ship between St. Joseph and the state’s diseases, diabetes or chronic arthritis. we continue to value the role of interper- of the sick,” Gobeil continued. “It is our state. “Many mentally ill persons do not inpatient program and a 10-bed intensive eight community mental health centers This is why locating this part of the sonal clinical therapies. No drug can role to care for the severely depressed, have the same coping skills as you and I,” treatment unit are located there. Also at located throughout the state. “We like to psychiatry program within an acute care replace the value of face-to-face counseling persons suffering from psychoses, addiction, says Gobeil, “and, not having a primary hospital is so important. acute anxiety and dementia. No matter physician relationship, often arrive at an Dr. Ronald Gobeil leads a what the gains are in treating mental emergency room in crisis. We are espe- “Most of our geriatric psychiatry nurses large interdisciplinary team of have come from a medical surgical back- clinical professionals. illness on a non-acute basis, there will cially adept at helping the hospital ER ground,” states Denise Plante, Clinical always be a role for our services.” assess and refer these cases.” Nurse Manager. “This prepares them to Psychiatric services offered by St. Joseph “But what I am proudest of,” states Gobeil, deal with often acute medical issues that complicate care for Alzheimer’s patients.” and Fatima Hospital are an important “is our ability to provide quality care that resource for the area’s community-based does not come at the expense of a person’s “Acute dementia or advanced Alzheimer’s outpatient mental health services. Richard dignity and respect. Our staff goes above can intensify medical issues, and vice versa” said Plante. “Here, we can LeClerc, President of Gateway Health and beyond the ‘clinically minimum’ address dementia symptoms in a caring Services in Johnston describes it this way: threshold to extend genuine human kind- environment that is also equipped to handle “We value our 10-year relationship with nesses to our patients. So much of this is any medical complication or eventuality.” the psychiatric program at about taking the time to listen and to The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is St. Joseph and Fatima Hospitals. The care understand that the patients are real people, expected to increase dramatically in the and compassion of their clinicians forms not just a name on a prescription pad.” next 10 years as the Baby Boomer gen- an important part of our community-based eration ages and as average life spans continuum of care, whether it is crisis continue to increase. Thus, the need for intervention for our clients who present this particular service is not in question; in the Fatima emergency room, or for the rather, the issue may well be how to expand Fatima’s capabilities in this area. comprehensive inpatient care that is offered.” 2 3 Fatima's OR is the best kept secret in Looking inside the body Rhode Island. Donations and gifts have One of the first things you notice about provided Fatima with top-of- the-line medical assistance Dr. Robert Buonanno, the newly appointed equipment. Chairman of Surgery at Fatima Hospital, is his enthusiasm. He's a man with a mission, and he can't wait to make what he feels is an outstanding department even better. Dr. Stephen Saris prepares the replacement cervical disc prior to the groundbreaking surgery. "This is the best kept secret among surgeons in Rhode Island. We have the most advanced surgical facility in the Fatima Neurosurgeon state, backed by extremely experienced First in New England The brain is the most complex organ in nurses and surgical technicians." to Perform Cervical our bodies and any surgery carries risks. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Buonanno is the first surgical sub-specialist to head Surgical navigation systems help mini- Disc Replacement mize those risks by giving the surgeon a the Department of Surgery. Bishop more accurate image of each brain’s Thomas Tobin, Chairman of the SJHSRI Dr. Stephen Saris, Chief of the Department Board of Trustees, said “Dr. Buonanno’s anatomy without having to actually of Neurosurgery at Fatima Hospital, appointment is a reflection of the growing operate. Making smaller incisions also sophistication of Fatima’s surgical capa- recently performed New England’s first means less pain and faster healing. bilities, which today includes excellence cervical disc replacement, a radically new approach to treatment of chronic in many areas, including neurosurgery, back and neck pain. Everyone is different urology and orthopedics." Prior to recent development of an Neurosurgeons spend years learning the Dr. Buonanno has been operating at artificial cervical disc, a stainless steel Fatima Hospital for 25 years. It’s a busy anatomy of the brain and how to operate surgical implant to treat patients suffering surgical program performing close to on it. But every brain is different. The technology will also be valuable for from degenerative disc disease (DDD) of HOW COMPUTERS ARE HELPING Sometimes things aren’t where they’re orthopedic surgeons replacing knees and 17,000 inpatient and outpatient the cervical (neck) spine, fusion of the procedures annually. disc was the only option to end chronically SURGEONS OPERATE supposed to be. Surgical navigation hips. Surgical navigation systems help Continued page 11 - Buonanno debilitating neck and back pain. However, systems give surgeons an accurate look place implants and align a patient’s for the 200,000 Americans each year who receive fusion treatment, limited range of Imagine you’re a neurosurgeon about to Advanced technology into your head from the outside. They can see where a tumor is, how big it is anatomy more accurately, helping reduce recovery time and extending the Fatima’s surgical navigation systems motion and other complications often arise. operate on someone’s brain. life of the implant. combine some of the most advanced and what’s around it. Somewhere deep inside their head is a Medtronic’s patented design allows for computer imaging technology available. tumor that you have to remove. But first Into the future a variable center of rotation, meaning Surgeons can create 3-D images of the Not just for brains the disc is designed to better replicate you have to find it. Then you have to get patient’s brain and examine it from virtu- Under the direction of Anthony Barone, Nobody knows what the future will the motion of a naturally functioning to it. If you damage anything along the cervical spine. ally any perspective. Computer software M.D., Chief of the Division of bring, but technology like surgical way, your patient could lose memory, sight, even calculates and compensates for Otolaryngology, ear, nose, and throat navigation systems at Fatima will make “This procedure underscores the ability movement, or even the ability to think. ‘brain shift,’ a phenomenon that some- surgeons at Fatima are using computer it easier for doctors to more accurately of the Fatima Neurosurgery Department Luckily, neurosurgeons at Fatima are using times occurs when the skull is opened. diagnose and treat a wide range of stay current with, if not lead the way with, assisted surgical navigation systems to surgical innovations that improve the the most advanced computerized ‘stealth’ diseases, conditions and traumas. It’s perform endoscopic sinus surgery or quality of life for people,” stated Dr. Saris. surgical navigation system for many of Minimally invasive operations on tumors and lesions at the one more way we are staying true to our their surgeries. Basically a GPS system mission to preserve, restore and enhance The artificial disc was approved by the Surgical navigation systems allow the base of the skull. The 3-D views of each for surgeons, it lets them see exactly the health of the people we serve. FDA after reviewing data from the surgeon to operate through much smaller patient’s unique anatomy is especially largest completed clinical trial to date where they are in the brain. openings in the skull. Powerful micro- important when operating near the optic involving the cervical spine. Patients in nerve or the carotid artery. scopes help them guide small instruments the study showed superior overall success and superior neurological through the brain to their target, instead A. Robert Buonanno, M.D., success which incorporated sensory, of having to open the skull and work Chairman of Surgery at 5 motor, and reflex functions. through the brain with their hands. Fatima Hospital It’s in the blood. Pathology: Do you know what your blood type is? Within minutes of being admitted to Fatima, your medical team will know. They’ll also know your red and white cell count, your Leading the way to RH factor, and if your blood contains antibodies that could cause problems if you need a transfusion. Only about 1 in 20 patients has the antibodies, but that works out to 1 mystery a day the blood bank has to solve. accurate diagnosis One thing they don’t do in the Pathology Lab is collect blood. They leave that to the experts at the Rhode Island Blood Bank, where Fatima spends more than $1.2 million every year on blood products. Frances Ingersoll, Microbiology Supervisor, assists a staff member at the Zambian health department in Lusaka. T his is not the pathology you see on TV Everyone is a scientist What they do When a tissue sample comes in, it’s studies, glucose levels and abnormal An African Connection shows like CSI: Miami. Besides the fact that first embedded in wax. Then a micro- hemoglobins. A new test measures Fatima Hospital is unique in Rhode Island in Pathology is roughly divided into two parts: nobody is wearing skimpy designer clothes or tome makes thin slices of the tissue that pre-albumins, a sign of proper nourish- At the request of the Centers for Disease that everyone who works in the lab support- clinical pathology deals with blood and sunglasses, the Fatima Hospital Pathology Lab are stained so the cell structure can be ment, a test that will become increasingly Control and the American Society of ing the pathologists is an accredited and bodily fluids, and anatomical pathology is all business. More than 2.5 million tests are seen more easily. A pathologist “eyeballs” important as the population ages. Microbiology, Microbiology Supervisor, certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Their deals with tissue samples. Most pathologists Frances Ingersoll, spent three weeks this performed every year. 5,000 units of red blood the tissue through a microscope to Fatima is also the only hospital in the advanced level of education and training are board certified in both areas, and many spring helping the Zambian health depart- cells flow through. Everything from determining determine what type of cell it is. Although state that does lead testing. qualifies them to be a supervisor in other labs. are certified in subspecialties like dermat- ment make sure the microbiology labs in your blood type to identifying DNA markers is modern technology has automated some mopathology (skin), hematopathology the capital of Lusaka are running smoothly done here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even Fatima Hospital created the first school of of the process, it would be familiar to a It’s all about the patient and using the proper protocols. (blood), cytopathology (Pap smears and late at night, when the patient floors are quiet, cytotechnology (the study of cells) in New pathologist from 50 years ago. needle aspirations), transfusion medicine, Even after running all the quality assur- Frances’ 30 years of experience in the Clinical Laboratory Scientists are performing England more than 50 years ago. Nearly every and of course, forensic pathology (think It’s a very different story when the ance tests mandated by rules, the lab Fatima Pathology Lab was a valuable part the tests your doctor needs to diagnose what's cytotechnologist in the state is a graduate of of the effort funded by PEPFA (President’s Quincy or CSI: Miami). sample is blood or bodily fluids. runs its own quality checks every eight wrong with you and how to fix it. the program. URI took over the program a Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), whose Automation is everywhere. Samples are hours. They also review 10% of the few years ago, but students still rotate mission is to supply education and equip- loaded into machines that automatically cases they see everyday, just to make Who are all those people? through Fatima’s Pathology Lab. ment to Africa’s labs and hospitals to help analyze the contents and download the sure their diagnosis are as accurate as eliminate opportunistic infections like HIV There are five pathologists (medical doctors results to a computer. Clinical Laboratory humanly possible. and TB (Africa’s second leading cause of who specialize in identifying diseases from Scientists validate the results and send death after Malaria). “There isn’t anybody who comes tissue or fluid samples) in the Lab, plus 38 them to the physician. through the hospital who isn’t effected Working in Africa is a lot different from Clinical Laboratory Scientists, and more than working at Fatima. “It’s not an issue of Every area has specialized equipment. by quality of what we do. Everyone 110 support personnel. people not being well trained, dedicated The blood bank analyzers determine here is very aware of that. The patient or caring, because they are. It’s a lack of Cecilia Gmuer, M.D., FCAP, is the Chairman blood type and RH factor and perform always comes first,” says Dr. Gmuer. resources and access to the support of the Department of Pathology. “Patients don’t compatibility testing, looking for anti- services we take for granted. At Fatima, know what we do. They don’t even know bodies in blood that could cause prob- Doctors know best I have the most advanced equipment and we’re here. They think their doctor holds the lems if a patient needs a transfusion. technology. I can get supplies delivered the Only about 40% of the Pathology Lab’s next day. That’s not the case in Africa at all.” blood or tissue sample up to a light and In hematology, automated analyzers do workload is from patients admitted to makes a diagnosis. They don’t understand it Frances also traveled to Livingstone, to complete blood counts and can tell if Fatima. The rest comes from doctors’ takes a lab full of scientists and very advanced set up microbiology protocols and help you are anemic or have an infection. offices and outreach centers all over technicians install and calibrate an auto- technology.” The lab has some of the most advanced Rhode Island. Fatima’s reputation for mated testing machine to incubate and urinalysis analyzers in Rhode Island – accuracy, quality and quick response identify pathogens. The new machine runs neural network technology that takes has earned the respect and support of more accurate and complete tests on high-speed digital pictures of the physicians who rely upon the test results more samples in less time, speeding up “We’re physicians who are consulting on diagnosis and treatment. a case, like a cardiologist or surgeon. But contents and classifies them. to guide them in treating their patients. that’s not how patients see us. They don’t see us at all.” Dr. Cecilia Gmuer, Fatima’s ability to deliver results directly Chairman of the Department of Pathology. Automated chemistry analyzers can run to the computer in a doctor’s office as many as 59 tests at a time to check makes a big difference. The faster the 6 for cardiac enzymes, tumor markers, 7 doctor gets the results, the faster they vitamins, special proteins, thyroid can begin treating their patients. Patient Safety: Chief beneficiary of ICU collaborative Sleepless in Advances in Care of Rhode Island? I t makes sense that the greatest opportu- nity to improve patient safety and At Fatima, an 11-member interdisciplinary team, with representation from the medical She added, “In Rhode Island this program also allows us, on a regular basis, to exchange best practice methods among our peers in the state’s hospitals and for us Chronic Wounds clinical outcomes exists where the sickest staff, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory to enhance our efforts based, in part, on that exchange.” Fatima has an answer. patients are cared for; i.e., the intensive therapy and administration has guided Whether it is a nursing home patient This program, funded in part by Blue Cross and United Healthcare (with hospitals care unit (ICU). And that simple thought implementation of the program for the suffering from a chronic bedsore, or an A surprising percentage of American providing significant in-kind contributions), is slated to generate a significant was the genesis for an innovative, past two years. Each day, a special ICU individual recovering from an injury or adults suffer from one of several forms of quality outcome report by the hospitals to the state’s insurers, and the lessons of infection, the care and treatment of per- statewide patient safety initiative in rounds is conducted under the physician sleep disorder. And whether it is difficulty the program are expected to define infection control practices at ICUs around the sistent wounds and serious skin disease which the ICU at Our Lady of Fatima leadership of William Beliveau, M.D., in falling asleep, staying asleep or wak- state for years to come. has become a welcome addition to the ing up feeling tired, the costs of sleep Hospital is a participant. and a team of nurses, respiratory therapists, suite of specialty services at Fatima Hospital. disorders to quality of life and work pro- pharmacists and nutritional staff. During the ductivity are significant. The Center for Wound Care at Fatima, rounds, adherence to the ICU Collaborative under the direction of Dr. Salvatore Azzoli, Over the past decade, primary care protocols is reviewed and evaluated for offers patients a blend of advanced tech- physicians have become more attuned to each patient on the Fatima ICU. nology and sophisticated clinical treatment. the symptoms of sleep disorder and have increasingly relied upon sophisticated Stated Dr. Beliveau, “Daily rounds by an “In today’s medical environment, people no sleep studies to produce an actionable interdisciplinary team represents a signifi- longer have to live with chronic wounds and diagnosis and treatment plan. cant commitment of our time to improving skin conditions,” stated Dr. Azzoli. “We offer patients real hope for a lasting recovery Under the direction of Dr. William Beliveau, the safety and outcome of the critical from the painful and embarrassing effects Fatima Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Lab, now patient experience here at Fatima, an of a persistent wound or open sore.” in its 15th year of operation, has seen a sharp Fatima’s critical care nurses are an important effort that has worked very well thus far.” increase in demand. This summer the part of the ICU collaborative. The staff at the Center for Wound Care Sleep Lab doubled its capacity as it added Maureen Marsella, Fatima’s head of uses advanced diagnostic techniques to two additional beds and more staff. Patients Two common procedures in the ICU JCAHO/Regulatory Compliance, reinforced assess a patient’s wound issue and then spend a night in a comfortable private develops a customized treatment plan. setting – the use of a central intravenous the importance of this program in terms room and their sleep pattern is monitored, Clinical technology at the Center is focused line directly into a vein and the use of of patient safety. “ICU patients are sicker, recorded and assessed by Dr. Beliveau on the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers, ventilators to assist breathing – have weaker and generally far more susceptible as it has been proven that wound healing and an experienced staff of technicians. historically represented a high risk for to infection and resulting complications is greatly enhanced and accelerated in a “I am thrilled that we have expanded our patient infection and complications. than are other patients,” Marsella stated. pure oxygen environment. Incidentally, the sleep disorders program,” stated Dr. These two risk areas are the focus of a “This program is a sound investment in hyperbaric chambers provide a significant Beliveau. “We have dramatically secondary resource to the state for the program called The ICU Collaborative, improving our clinical outcomes, as well reduced the waiting time for a sleep treatment of divers suffering from rapid study and we can have a full report back through which ICU physicians, nurses as improving our overall efficiency as a decompression, or “the bends.” to the referring physician in 72 hours. We and other staff can access national “best critical care unit.” are now one of the principal resources Other procedures can include synthetic practice” knowledge as collected and for sleep study in Rhode Island.” skin grafting and the use of “growth factor” disseminated by Johns Hopkins treatments to help the body replace For information, call the Sleep Disorders University. Using “knowledge-based damaged skin. Lab at (401) 456-3972. protocols” developed through this effort, The ICU collaborative uses knowledge-based protocol For information, call the Center for Wound ICU’s adopt new, proven methods and to improve patient safety Care at (401) 456-3011. monitor their implementation. and clinical outcomes 8 9 Dr. Ortiz: Dr. Buonanno cont’d. innovator in While recruiting new surgeons is a challenge in Rhode Island, as our state has one of the lowest physician reim- thyroid biopsies bursement rates in the nation along with some of the highest malpractice Joseph P. Mazza, M.D., Marshall Raucci, Jr., Joseph G. Samartano, Jr., DDS, insurance rates, Dr. Bunanno says that Board-certified Cardiologist Principal and investment Chief of the Division of Dentistry "one of the best ways to recruit new consultant for the firm of Prime, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Buchholz and Associates St. Joseph Health Services of surgeons is to invite them to operate Rhode Island with me. At other hospitals, a surgeon is able to perform one or two knee replacements in a day. Here, because our OR is so well run and our nurses COMBINED EXAMINATION METHODS IMPROVE ACCURACY OF DIAGNOSIS THREE NEW APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES and techs are so experienced, I can do 6 knee replacements and be done by 1 or 2 o'clock. That impresses them." If you have a lump in the thyroid gland in your lower neck, Dr. Roberto Ortiz is a good person to know. He is a board- is Dr. Ortiz’ unique technique and the accuracy of his results. He was the first in Rhode Island to use ultrasound to guide him as he extracts cells Joseph P. Mazza, M.D., Marshall Raucci, Jr., and Joseph G. Samartano, Jr., DDS, have been appointed members of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Health Services It's all part of what Dr. Buonanno calls certified endocrinologist who doctors and surgeons all over Rhode from a thyroid nodule. He is the only endocrinologist in Rhode Island of Rhode Island. the “Fatima Experience.” For surgeons, that means having a team of experi- island send their patients to when they need a biopsy. The reason to combine ultrasound and microscopic examination to make sure Dr. Mazza, a resident of Cumberland, is a cardiologist who holds certifications from the enced nurses and surgical technicians he has collected enough of the right kind of cells to make an accurate and an efficiently run OR that lets them American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular diagnosis. Nationwide, 25% of biopsies have to be redone, a poten- start and finish on time. For patients, it Disease. He is a faculty member at the Brown University School of Medicine and is on the tially painful procedure and an inconvenience for patients. In contrast, means less waiting and things running medical staff of several metropolitan area hospitals. A graduate of Providence College and only 2% of Dr. Ortiz’ patients need to have a second procedure. smoothly, which can make a stressful George Washington University School of Medicine, Mazza has directed medial research in situation more comfortable. Dr. Ortiz is also excited about the advances being made in the areas of hypertension and in chronic angina and has published several clinical papers. "We want their experience at Fatima to diabetes management. He currently has a number of patients Mr. Raucci, a resident of East Greenwich, is a principal and investment consultant for the be a good one. I want them to leave using a new continuous sensor pump that gives insulin level with a positive attitude. Most patients firm of Prime, Buchholz and Associates in Portsmouth. In this capacity he provides inde- readings by the minute. Patients can adjust their dosage after don't choose to come to Fatima. It's the pendent investment management consulting to a range of clients with assets totaling more a meal just by pushing a few buttons. He’s closely watching physician who chooses where to go. than $6 billion. Previously, he was an executive vice president and managing director at European tests of an automatic pump that he believes will So it's very important for us to do the former Fleet Bank. He is a graduate of Marist College and SUNY College at Buffalo, everything we can to make sure their make the lives of his patients much more comfortable. where he received a master’s degree. experience is a good one." Dr. Ortiz is a graduate of Universidad Autonoma de Baja Dr. Samartano, a resident of Jamestown is Chief of the Division of Dentistry and Oral & One of Dr. Buonanno's goals is to California. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology develop a more holistic relationship Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island. There he also serves as and metabolism at Brown University School of Medicine, between the surgery department and coordinator for the acclaimed “Pawtucket Smiles” school-based dental health program. and his residency in internal medicine and pathology at the medicine department, “where A Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Life Conemaugh Memorial Hospital at Temple University. He patients with both medical and surgical Member of the American Dental Association, Samartano has also volunteered extensively problems will be seen by both medical helped write the diabetes protocols that guide how diabetic for area organizations including the American Cancer Society and the Jamestown doctors and surgeons every day.” The patients are treated. He has also developed a strong rela- Shores Association. He is a graduate of Providence College and the Georgetown result, according to Bunanno, will be tionship with the nurses taking care of his patients. “For me, much tighter care for the patient. “I University School of Dentistry. Fatima is like a family. Those nurses are caring professionals think that's going to attract more sur- and some of my best friends. I am always grateful to them for SJHSRI Chairman, the Most Reverend Thomas Tobin stated, “These appointments geons, because they're going to get everything they do for my patients and me.” bring us three individuals who will augment the clinical and business strengths of more coverage and will be doing less our Board, strengths that are critically important as our organization continues to of the day-to-day medical care." If you’re a scuba diver, you’ll be interested to know that adapt to the rigors of today’s health care environment.” "I'm very proud to be the new Chairman Dr. Ortiz was the youngest certified scuba instructor in California of Surgery at Fatima. It's a wonderful when he was just 13. way for me to pay back the hospital, Dr. Ortiz is with the Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates at 49 and my colleagues, for everything they have given me over the years." Seekonk St. near Wayland Square in Providence. He is currently accepting new patients. Please contact him at (401) 351-7100. 10 11 Management of clinical issues involving the thyroid gland are essential in the treatment of diabetes and other disorders. Supporting new life in Providence CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN PRENATAL, OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGIC CARE THE WIC PROGRAM HELPS MOMS TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES D r. Deborah Hayden is an island of calm in the middle of a swirl of activity. As Wonderful care Very convenient D o you think the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is, a) a food Much of the remaining time is spent help- ing introduce mothers to services available it’s “modern.” The reality is that if the mother is healthy, there’s nothing better The clinic provides prenatal, obstetric and Dr. Hayden appreciates practicing in an she walks down the hall in the Prenatal/GYN stamp program b) a nutritional education to care for them and their families. The WIC for the baby than mother’s milk. gynecologic care for women in the South environment where her patients have a Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital, women in program or c) a candle-making workshop? office at St. Joseph is in the same building Providence area, but Dr. Hayden has wide variety of services in one place, various stages of pregnancy are moving as many of the medical and dental clinics Everyone is different patients who travel from as far away as making getting the right care much easier. If you answered b., congratulations. The from waiting rooms to exam rooms with an that will care for both the mothers and the South Kingstown. Some come because She can refer them to primary care physicians WIC program is a federally funded nutri- The families WIC helps come from all escort of nurses in a rainbow of brightly children. “If a patient is new to the area, we they’ve been referred by their primary care in the building, the WIC center on the first tional counseling program that teaches over the world. Susan’s staff is multi- colored uniforms. During an average day, refer them to our pediatric dental clinic as physicians or heard about the quality of floor, social services offices, even pediatric women how to cook, shop for nutritious lingual, speaking languages including Dr. Hayden will examine, measure, well as RIte Care on their first visit, and if care from friends, but Dr. Hayden sees a dentists for women who already have children. foods, and take better care of their babies. Spanish and Vietnamese. comfort and educate 40 or more women pregnant, to our prenatal clinic.” significant number of patients who come on what to expect during their pregnancy, “We have just about everything our WIC has 23 ‘outposts’ throughout Rhode Susan and her staff have helped African because their mothers or even grandmothers Many of our mothers have never seen a and on how to take good care of themselves. patients need right here. Even if I have to Island taking care of more than 23,000 mothers who spent years in refugee camps have come to the clinic and loved the way doctor or dentist. Transportation is often a It’s hectic, but Dr. Hayden couldn’t be happier. refer a patient to a medical specialist, families. The one at St. Joseph Hospital is living in tents, and Guatemalan mothers the doctors and nurses take care of them. problem. Having all these services in one “I love working here.” She adds, “It’s very they’re either right here in the building, one of the busiest in the state, taking who lived in camps in the hills Dr. Hayden is quick to point out, “The satisfying working with these women and or just a few blocks away.” care of more than 1,400 families a and spent their days foraging for nurses here are fabulous. Extremely enthu- delivering the highest quality care.” year, most of them working families. enough food to get their children siastic and caring, they’re very experienced, and our patients appreciate that.” Two places at once St. Joseph has two Prenatal/GYN Clinics. It’s part of the St. Joseph mission to care for those who need it the most. “ We give moms and their kids a step up. We teach them how to eat right and take care of themselves. through another day. In many places even clean, safe water was a luxury. Dr. Hayden examines one of the many patients at One is located in St. Joseph Hospital at 21 Peace Street in Providence and serves the Susan Vieira has been the WIC Coordinator at St. Joseph for 15 years ” “We see some tough situations. These people’s lives are hard. the Prenatal GYN Clinic. southern part of the city. Another is at 40 and you couldn’t find anyone more enthu- place is a godsend when you have two or We try to make coming here as nice as Broad Street in Pawtucket to serve women siastic about what she does. “I love this three small children in tow.” possible for them.” in the northern RI and Blackstone Valley program. It’s an honor to be here. You get areas. Physicians and nurse-practitioners so much more out of it than you give.” Lactation counseling Saving money share their time in both locations to insure WIC also trains mothers how to breastfeed In addition to helping families, WIC the same high level of care at both clinics. Nutrition education correctly as many young women have lost actually saves money. It’s estimated that Dr. Hayden welcomes new patients to the Susan and her staff spend 70% of their contact with mothers, aunts, and older sis- for every dollar spent on teaching mothers clinic. To schedule an appointment at the time teaching mothers how to select and ters who can help them and answer their how to take better care of themselves and Prenatal/GYN clinic in South Providence, prepare healthy food for their families. questions. For many women from unde- their babies, taxpayers save more than $4 call (401) 456-4380. “People think we’re a food stamp pro- veloped countries, the assumption is that in health care costs. gram. That’s not true. We’re here to teach.” formula is better for their babies because To make an appointment at the Prenatal/GYN Clinic in Pawtucket, call (401) 727-8052. The Center for Health & Human Services at St. Joseph Hospital offers walk-in treatment, prenatal, pediatric and adult primary care services as well as a network of specialty services to more than 40,000 uninsured and 13 underinsured patients annually. For more information, contact the Health Center at (401) 456-4321. Special thanks to the Shriners of Rhode Island for Pediatric dental a lead gift in support of the Dental Center’s expansion and outreach to serve less fortunate children. On hand for the check presentation program expands were (l-r) Andrew Hencler and Stephen Carpenter from the Shriners, Otis Brown, Vice President of St. Joseph Health Services, and Dr. Daniel Kane, Dental Director of the pediatric dental program. Dr. Daniel Kane, Dental Director Dr. Serena Kassam, a recent graduate of the residency program, has elected to stay and work at the St. Joseph Dental Center ST. JOSEPH’S DENTAL OPERATORIES GROW TO FOURTEEN Pediatric Dental Residency Program S t. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care has implemented a major expansion of its program has a total number of 14 operatories. Each dental operatory (a dental treatment suite) School children in metropolitan areas are especially at risk for dental disease. The The two school-based programs provided services to more than 10,000 students last has seen our waiting time grow from 3 weeks to 3 months. It’s good news for thousands of acclaimed pediatric dental program, which can treat at least 1,500 patients each year. St. Joseph pediatric dental program currently year. Other children, many referred from children and their parents, especially since Operating within the bustling setting of the last year provided a wide array of dental and offers services at two school systems, under around the state under the RIte Care/RIte poor dental health often leads to a host of Pediatric Dental Program, the residents of One of the new operatories was made the Pediatric Dental Residency Program oral health services to more than 20,000 at the names “Providence Smiles” and Smiles program, are also seen at St. Joseph. other health and social issues, such as poor possible through a grant from the Delta find themselves immersed in patient care risk and/or disadvantaged children. “Pawtucket Smiles”. Each year, school performance in school and diminution of a Dental of Rhode Island Fund, and the “We are gratified at this growth in our and an environment conducive to learning children in these districts receive regular child’s sense of well being.” and gaining experience in a difficult field. The expansion consists of the addition of two second was provided though a combination pediatric dental program, and grateful for checkups, information on oral health, and new dental operatories in the pediatric dental of smaller grants and donations from the support of Delta Dental,” stated The Pediatric Dental Program is also the The residents “come from all over the restorative dental treatments as needed. center located at St. Joseph Hospital for individuals and companies. John M. Fogarty, Acting President and CEO clinical site for the Brooklyn, NY-based country,” said Daniel Kane, DMD and Specialty Care in South Providence, bringing of SJHSRI. “We believe that this program Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced founder of the Pediatric Dental Program. “It’s extremely competitive,” he added, that number to 11. Combined with the hospital’s fills what had been a distressing gap in Education in Pediatric Dentistry program noting that the program had more than satellite dental center in Pawtucket, the health services for disadvantaged and at which includes eight residents in training. 100 applicants this year, for a mere four The Pediatric Dental Program offers a variety of services risk children.” St. Joseph also serves as a teaching affiliate open spots. ranging from routine cleanings to sedated surgery. for Tufts University School of Dental Daniel Kane, DMD, founder and director of The residency program provides the Medicine and the Community College of clinical site for New York-based the pediatric dental program stated, “These Rhode Island’s Dental Assisting and Dental Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced new operatories will give us capacity to Hygiene programs. Education in Pediatric Dentistry program. handle what has been an explosion of refer- rals for services from our program… one that The program houses eight residents at a time, four of whom are graduating this year. The constant interaction with patients teaches the resident how to treat and work with them on a day-to-day basis. In addition to dental care, patients and In addition to learning the fundamentals parents are educated on preventative measures of patient care, the residents gain expe- and oral health hygiene rience in the surgical aspect of the job as they are given the chance to treat children with special treatment needs including sedation in the operating room. Patients benefit as well. “The addition of the Pediatric Dental Residency Program has increased access to care and allowed us to treat more children who require our specialized care and expertise,” said Dr. Kane. 15 2006 Annual Report St. Joseph Health Services of RI RISING TO THE CHALLENGE 2006 Annual Report Financial Summary 2006 Inpatient Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,877,097 O ur fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2006 began amidst Technology Improvements Personnel and Programs Here, Quality is Still “Job 1” The Financial Performance Outpatient Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,344,177 No organization can survive today without In the past year, we made significant In an era where hospital performance is As the accompanying chart of financial a budget and volume climate that was, Total Patient Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . 167,221,274 continually investing in its supporting at times, uncertain and our organization progress in lowering our nurse vacancy increasingly open to public scrutiny, our highlights shows, we weathered a year of Other Operating Revenue . . . . . . . . . 10,593,385 technology. In the past year, we made rate. Through a combination of advertising quality indicators shone brightly. We extreme financial challenge by posting a Total Revenue and Gains . . . . . . . . . 178,364,985 faced a crisis in nurse staffing. Despite Less Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168,604,323 some amazing strides in acquiring and innovative recruitment techniques, we received a new JCAHO accreditation, the small net loss from operations. Despite the these and other challenges, we are Net Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (550,326) technology that improves quality of care were able to reduce our vacancy rate by “gold standard” for health providers, and continued aggressive reimbursement poli- proud to report the results of a year that, and patent safety. These included: nearly half, from 19.3% to 11.3%. also received accreditations from: cies of government and private health on balance, was a net success. Let’s Activity Report: Selected Highlights insurers, the collaborative efforts of our review a few key areas: • A new state-of-the art MRI Center, the Our clinical programs continued to thrive Number of Patients Treated . . . . . . . . . . . 222,169 • The College of American Pathology physicians, managers and employees were centerpiece of our multimillion dollar and advance in ways too numerous to Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,535 (for our clinical lab department) able to minimize what otherwise might Patient Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,131 investment in diagnostic imaging. detail here. Suffice it to say that, between Emergency Room Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,444 have been a more serious loss. our two campuses, we offer a range of Health Center Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,836 • We introduced mobile PET services • The American Cancer Society, Cancer clinical specialties and sub-specialties that Surgeries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,315 and implemented a Radiology Digital Program Certification Thank You X-ray and Ultrasound Procedures . . . . . . . 61,147 is unrivaled by any other independent Dictation System. Laboratory Tests Performed . . . . . . . . . 2,158,493 community hospital in our state. To our trustees, donors, physicians and Hyperbaric Medicine Treatments . . . . . . . . 1,236 • The College of American Rehabilitation • We placed a digital radiology unit in employees, we extend our sincere thanks Oncology Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,349 We are especially proud of the progress Facilities, for our Southern New England the Emergency Department to provide for another job well done in the most trying Medication Doses Administered . . . . . 2,149,595 and growth in our acclaimed pediatric Rehabilitation Center high quality real time imagery to our of financial and regulatory climates. We are dental program. An initiative where our Operational Profile emergency physicians. proud to be associated with each and every Catholic health ministry intersects with our • The American College of Radiology, one of you. Licensed Beds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 • We implemented a major IT conversion clinical strengths, this program saw a con- Mammography Re-accreditation Average Medical/Surgical Length of Stay . . . 5.61 to the MediTech platform to integrate tinued growth in patient volume, opening Employees – Full and Part Time . . . . . . . . . 2,074 data functions and to lay the foundation two new dental operatories. Our pediatric Medical/Dental Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 for an eventual electronic medical dental residency also saw the number of Positive Impact on Local Economy record capability. residents increase from 6 to 8. Employee Salaries and Benefits . . . 102,284,690 Purchasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,167,682 Uncompensated Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,080,582 Total Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178,149,501 *(Which benefit our community: free care, uncollected accounts and uncollectible Medicaid, absorbed costs) H. John Keimig The Most Reverend Steven M. Colagiovanni, M.D. President & CEO Thomas J. Tobin Medical Staff President Bishop of Providence Chairman of the Board 16 17 Philanthropy: An event for all ages: Colagiovanni gift The 32nd Annual An Inspiration for Caring endows legacy of caring Bishop’s Ball Margherita Puerini’s first visit to a hospital was a memorable one. Not so much for the cause, appendicitis, but more for the Ted Almon and his wife Dawn simple reason that it reshaped her career are co-chairing the 32nd Annual Bishop’s Ball campaign. ambition. At age 14, she was so impressed by the nurses that cared for her that upon returning to school, Margherita changed Foundation Moves her focus from the “classics” to scientific Forward T he 32nd Annual Bishop’s Ball for St. Joseph Health Services will be courses so she could become a nurse. an “Event for the Ages” as hospital friends and family will gather Graduating from the St. Joseph School of A hallmark of a thriving organization is A family tradition: (L-R) Dr. and October 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Ted Almon, Nursing in 1943, she was an outstanding its ability to adapt and change to meet Mrs. Steven Colagiovanni and President of Claflin Company in Warwick, and his wife Dawn, are student, president of the class, and cho- Dr. and Mrs. Marco Colagiovanni the needs of the marketplace it serves. enjoy a moment on the nursing co-chairing this year’s campaign, along side Bishop Thomas Tobin, Chairman of the sen to crown the statue of Mary during unit renamed in their honor. Board of Trustees. All funds raised go directly to benefit programs and services at the graduation ceremonies. It wasn’t long On May 31, members of the St. Joseph Combined, the Drs. Colagiovanni before Margherita met and married her have provided more than 71 years Health Services corporation, in conjunc- of service to patients. hospitals, including the support of advanced surgical equipment for the Fatima campus soon-to-be dentist, husband, Dr. Albert J. tion with its Board of Trustees, and for the state’s only Diabetes Resource Center for at-risk adults on the St. Joseph Puerini, at which point she decided to officially created the St. Joseph Health campus. This Italian-themed event will include music by Nancy Paolino and the Black leave nursing to start a family. Services Foundation. The Foundation Tie Band, while guests enjoy a silent auction featuring a wide variety of wines, one-of- (formerly known as the Development She and her husband always believed a-kind jewelry, original art and many other items. For more information and tickets, Office) will be responsible for raising charitable dollars for both hospitals and W hen the Colagiovanni family makes a commitment, you can be sure that it’s carried out, as in throughout generations. please contact the hospital’s Development Office at (401) 456-3072. strongly in education but her passion for nursing was never far behind. Albert its affiliate programs, with an eye Puerini Sr. passed away in 2000, after 75 toward establishing a significant When Dr. Marco Colagiovanni made a commitment to join the St. Joseph Hospital wonderful years, including more than 20 endowment to secure to our future. medical staff in 1943 and offer his patients the best possible care he could provide, OLD SCHOOL DEDICATION years as a member of the hospital’s board there is no question he followed through. In fact, when he retired in 2001, after 58 of trustees. In memory of Albert, Margherita The official kick-off will be at our gave $25,000 to the St. Joseph School of annual fundraising gala, the Bishop’s Ball, which will be held on Friday, years as a member of the Department of Family Practice, he wasn’t entirely done. He still attends educational forums at the hospital to keep abreast of medical issues. H e sits straight in his comfortable living room, pressed white shirt and tie, well groomed and ready for visitors. Nursing, one of the largest gifts ever received. Her contribution will support the October 19. Over the last thirty-one Alphonse Cardi, M.D. is proudly from the “old school” And it is clear that he has passed that sense of commitment and dedication on to his purchase of equipment and teaching tools years, this event has played a pivotal where gentlemen (and ladies) always dressed, especially to to benefit nursing students. In addition to role in meeting our fundraising goals, three children, most notably Dr. Steven Colagiovanni, who in addition to being a busy receive company. At 92, he still participates in medical lec- her wonderful family, this is the legacy she raising over $4 million for critical pro- and recognized urological surgeon, is also President of the hospital’s 350-member tures, occasionally treats family members, and often golfs and her husband will leave behind. grams and services. As we launch our medical staff. but – with a twinkle – he won’t disclose his handicap. Foundation, additional emphasis will be Margherita Puerini placed on securing planned gifts as well Earlier this year, Steven and his wife Gina stepped forward to create the Colagiovanni He has had a good life, he says, in medicine and a wonderful as reaching out to new members of the Endowment for Urologic Care, the largest single gift ever to the St. Joseph organization Alphonse Cardi, M.D. family. He was one of 10 children; his grandfather and uncle community we serve. We will broaden by a member of the medical staff and their family. our outreach and our visibility in the owned Cardi Construction and other family members began Cardi’s Furniture. His brother philanthropic community. This fund, established through the St. Joseph Health Services Foundation, is in honor of Erminio is also a physician; sister Elizabeth is a dietician as is his daughter Liz. You will be hearing much more about Marco but is also in appreciation of the high standard of care provided by the nursing Throughout his professional career, whether at Georgetown University Hospital, Fatima and these changes in the coming months. and medical staff, past and present. According to Steven, they wanted to help guarantee St. Joseph Hospitals (where he served on the medical staff for over 50 years) or in his But what won’t change is our commitment future funding of advanced technologies and training for urological services, similar to private practice, he was always respectful of and grateful for the expertise of what he refers to compassionate, quality healthcare for the exceptional care patients are receiving today. to as the “old school” nurses. Those who really knew the patient, listened to the families, all members of the community and our need for your support. “Gina and I and our extended family feel so fortunate to be part of the St. Joseph family,” and often were partners with the attending physician in prescribing the course of care. His said Steven, adding, “We believe we have an obligation to support the wonderful own experience with nurses while a patient at St. Joseph’s in recent years led him to estab- Thank you for partnering with us to nurses, doctors and staff that we work with, as well as the future of the hospital.” lish the Alphonse and Elvira Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph School of Nursing. His goal is to make a difference in our community. Let’s keep it up! help perpetuate the school’s excellent reputation for training first class nurses, those with a The urological unit at Fatima Hospital was also renamed the Colagiovanni Pavilion for strong work ethic, dedication to the profession and a lot of good old fashioned common 18 Urologic Care. sense… a first class modern education that produces in his words, “old school” nurses. 19 6 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fischer Kathryn Check Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Flynn L’Osteria Another Century of Caring Lawrence K. Fish Cherry Hill Flowers Mr. & Mrs. John M. Fogarty Christine Ludka Mr. & Mrs. John Fogarty Chiazza Restaurant Kristin Fraser Lutheran Medical Center Joyce L. Galleshaw Chico’s Richard Frisella MacAdams & Wieck, Inc. BISHOP’S COUNCIL MEMBERS 2006 Most. Rev. Louise E. Gelineau, DD Churchill & Banks LLC Gateway Healthcare Sandra MacAndrew The Bishop’s Council is comprised of friends of Cecilia A. Gmuer, MD Michelle Cihat Gepetto’s Edward J. Marcaccio, Jr., MD St. Joseph Health Services who annually contribute $1000 to our campaign. Last year this included: Ronald C. Gobeil, DO Thomas P. Citak Gilbane Building Company Mr. & Mrs. Joseph MarcAurele Ball guests had a Advocacy Solutions H. Carr & Sons, Inc. Citizens Financial Group Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Gladney Martignetti of RI wide array of fine Dr. & Mrs. James Aiken H. V. Collins Company wines to chose from Claflin Company Marion S. Glode Leslie Martineau Internal Medicine Associates Inc. at the “wild wine” Clarendon Group Mr. & Mrs. Michael Goeller Steven Maurano Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Almonte auction booth. Amica Mutual Insurance Company Daniel J. Kane, DMD Michael T. Clarkin Golden Crest/Cedar Crest Nursing Centers Mayforth Group, LLC Associates in Anesthesia Mr. & Mrs. H. John Keimig Candita Clayton Julie Goulet McCormick & Schmick’s Paula P. Beers Joseph A. Kelly, Esq. Coia & Lepore, Ltd. Helen Govoni Daniel J. McCusker Belvoir Properties Kathleen A. Kenny Sharon Colagiovanni Karen Graves Mr. & Mrs. F. Donald McKendall Richard & Amy Beretta Margaret M. Kilmartin BISHOP’S BALL SUPPORTERS 2006 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Colagiovanni Mary M. Grivers Tracy A. McKenna Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Bissonnette Peter A. Koch AAA Southern New England Colours Hair Salon GTECH Corporation Med-Tech Ambulance Service William Landry, Esq. Abigail’s Children’s Boutique Consultants in Urology Angelo E. Guerrero Mediterraneo Restaurant Joseph A. Latina, MD Accu-Tax/Steven O’Connor Linda Conte Hanson Curran LLP Meridian Printing Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi Adler Pollock & Sheehan Patrice Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Michael Harrison Meritage Restaurant & DeRienzo, CPAs Airbrush Tanning Company Anne F. Corbo Mark P. Harwood Metlife Home & Auto Mr. & Mrs. Joseph MarcAurele Advocacy Solutions LLC Courtesy Cleaners Mr. & Mrs. George Hayek Joan Metzger Mr. & Mrs. John Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Almonte Steve Craven Hayes & Sherry Ltd. Madeleine Metzler Peter L. Mathieu, Jr., MD American Equipment Rentals Credit Union Central Falls Henry Oil Company Mezza Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Mauro, Jr. Animal Crackers Dog Salon Meredith Curren & Gary Fishman MD Margaret Hetherman Mills Tavern James R. McCulloch Aon Risk Services CVS/pharmacy Debra A. Hill Pamela A. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. McLaughlin Apple Valley Car Wash Paul Czachur Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLP Paulette J. Molis Drs. Stephen & Sidney Migliori Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ascoli Mr. & Mrs. Michael D’Alessio Hodosh & Lyon, Inc. Moniz Benefits Group Mr. & Mrs. A. Ralph Mollis ASRI John R. Deal John Hogan Mr. & Mrs. John M. Murphy Atwood Pharmacy Andrew Della Carpini Thomas P. Hogan Rita M. Murphy, RN Salvatore G. Azzoli, MD Mr. & Mrs. Duane DeSisto Holland Galleries Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nagle Maria Baccari Dimeo Construction Hospital Association of Rhode Island Elaine M. Narducci Bank of America DiPrete Engineering Associates Paula Iacono Mr. & Mrs. John Nealon Bank Rhode Island Mr. & Mrs. Carmine DiSanto Insulet Corporation The 31st annual Bishop’s ball was co-chaired by Joseph Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. Alfred Barbery, Jr. Douglas Wine & Spirits Mr. & Mrs. Steven Issa Nagle, President of Delta Dental of RI, and his wife Jan. Margaret M. Pfeiffer Mr. & Mrs. Ephraim P. Doumato International Tennis Hall of Fame Shirley Barone Under their leadership, the event set a record for atten- dance and raised over $293,000 for the Pediatric Dental Mr. & Mrs. Steven D. Pickup John J. Barry III Drapery House, Inc. Joseph A. Izzi, Jr., MD Center and Patient Safety Simulation Laboratory. Mr. & Mrs. William Pilon Batchelor Frechette McCrory & Michael Duffy & Shanley Stephen Izzi Marshall Raucci & Marian Mattison, MD Beacon Mutual Insurance Company Mona Dumais Jacqueline Philip Salon & Spa Rosalie M. Bolton, RN RI State Council Knights of Columbus Terri A. Beagan Michael Dumas Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Jann Otis & Wendy Brown Members of the Providence College Dance Kenneth Roberge Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Beretta Edward J. Duphiney Linda A. Janusz team, led by Kerrin Nagle, served as auction Brown Financial Group monitors and hostesses for the the 2006 Ball. Robinson Green Beretta Corporation Beretta Realty Company Linda M. Dwyer John Bacon Salon Brown Rudnick Berlack Isreals LLP Nancy E. Rogers Blish & Cavanagh Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Dwyer Johnson & Wales University Mary L. Burke, RN Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Ryan Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Thomas Eagan, Esq. JWO Enterprises Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Montauredes Drs. Jay & Maria Burstein S & A Paramount Printing Company Bottom Line Solutions East Greenwich Photo Joan C. Joy Vilma Monti Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Butler Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Samartano, Jr. Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute Edgewood Gallery Howard Karass Stephen F. Moran Cameron & Mittleman LLP D. Faye Sanders Bridal Finery Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge LLP Mr. & Mrs. H. John Keimig Phillip Morris Carla Corporation Richard J. Sepe A. Robert Buonanno, MD Raymond G. Endreny, MD Matthew Kelly, Esq. Mortgage Guarantee & Title Company John F. Cavanagh * Mark A. Shannon, MD Virginia Burke & David Baum The English Muffin Restaurant David P. Kennedy, Ph.D. Moses Afonso & Jackvony, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Christensen Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sipala Mr. & Mrs. Frederick K. Butler Envy Day Spa Kathleen A. Kenny Anthony L. Moulton, MD Citizens Financial Group Margaret Smith-Hamilton, Ph.D. Cafe Itri Estate Planning Resources Roger Kibbe M.S. Walker Claflin Company Speidel, Inc. Cafe Nuovo Exotic Tans Brandon M. Klar Jon A. Mukand, MD, Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Clarkin St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni Assoc. Caffe Dolce Vita F/S Capital Consulting KPMG, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Robert Murray Dr. & Mrs. Steven Colagiovanni St. Joseph’s Radiology Associates, Inc. Cameron & Mittleman LLP Farmstead Carol Lachapelle Louise A. Murray Community Counseling Service, Inc. St. Jude Medical Capco Steel Corporation Kevin Farrell Robert Landry Drusilla J. Muzzy Glenn M. Creamer Mr. & Mrs. Christian Stephens Cardi’s Furniture Thomas Fay William Landry, Esq. Colin Nagle Peter F. DeBlasio, Jr., MD Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. Stiles Carla Corporation Michael P. Feeney Brenda Lapham Kerrin Nagle Michael & Karen DelPonte Andrew E. Stinton Kerri Carlin Michael Ferranti Lawrence Lasala Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nagle Mr. & Mrs. William DiBenedetto Trainor Branding & Public Relations Carpionato Properties FGX International Leach & Garner Linda Nagle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph DiStefano Marcia A. Trenn H. Carr & Sons, Inc. Financial Architect Partners, LLC Paul M. Lenahan Nails & Details David A. Duffy Universal Ambulance Service, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Carriere First Southwest Company Lifespan Corporation National Grid Raymond G. Endreny, MD Christine L. Vallee Caspita! Colleen L. Fitzsimmons The Little Inn Neighborhood Health Plan of RI Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ferraro Alice Viola Cavanagh Company FJS Associates Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loiselle Deborah J. Nenno Chief Justice & Mrs. Joseph R. Weisberger John F. Cavanagh Mr. & Mrs. John E. Fleming Log Gift Shoppe David M. Nero 20 Mr. & Mrs. Philip L. Wise Charlesgate Nursing Center 21 * Deceased Neurosurgery Associates, Inc. RI Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians Inc. Alice Viola Cameron & Mittleman, LLP Robert Leese Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Ryan New England Patriots Charitable Foundation RI Health & Educational Building Corp. Visiting Nurse Service of Greater RI Captech Funding Liberty International Inc. S & A Paramount Printing Newport Creamery Inc. RI Stingrays Wachovia Securities Cardinal Health NPS Liberty Travel SAL Courier Services, Inc. Nikki’s Liquors RI TV & Film Commission Cynthia J. Warren H. Carr & Sons, Inc. W.B. Mason Company, Inc. Saint Antoine Residence Nortek, Inc. RI Zoological Society Mr. & Mrs. David Wegrzyn Richard Carriere John Mathews Scholar Media Consultants Northeast Sports Training & Rehabilitation Frances G. Richard Mark P. Welch, Esq. Patrick Carroll & Associates James McCulloch Sherry Construction Corporation Northeast Wines Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Richmond Wendy Brown Fine Linens Carroll Kelly & Murphy Jim McLean SICPA Industries of America North Main Radiation Oncology Wendy Roberts White, Carlin & Kelly, PC Casey EMI Ann M. McKenna Siemens Medical Technologies Sarah L. Nottage Roger Williams Park Zoo Wright’s Farm Cavanagh Company Medical Records Associates David B. Soforenko Barbara A. O’Neil Susan Rollins WJAR-TV Channel 10 Checker Cab Company Medline Smith & Nephew Wound Management Paula Roux Mr. & Mrs. William K. Wray Chubb Healthcare Insurance MedQuist Solucient, LLC RSM McGladrey, Inc. XRI Imaging Network Citizens Bank Foundation Med-Tech Ambulance Service Sovereign Bank New England Ruggieri Brothers, Inc. Yorker Shoes Claflin Company Metacomet Country Club St. Joseph Health Services Employee Rod Ryan Drs. Claude & Maria Younes Mr. & Mrs. Michael Clarkin Richard Miguel Activities Committee Sak’s Centerdale Liquors Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Zambarano Coast to Coast Promotional Products Mayor A. Ralph Mollis St. Jude Medical Salon Bianco Patricia Zemanek Cogens Printing MRI Centers of New England STAND Corporation Salon de Maiks Zooma Ristorante Coleman Realtors National Chain Company Steris/Michael Barner Dr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Samartano, Jr. Columbus Door Company National Grid Andy Stinton Sansiveri Kimball & McNamee, LLP Commonwealth Transcription Systems NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. Stryker Orthopaedics Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schiavone Jeff Cook Neighborhood Health Plan of RI Surgi-Care, Inc. Raymond E. Shawcross Anne Corbo John Neilan C. J. Talbert Sheehan’s Office Interiors, Inc. Counterpulsations, Inc. Neu Solutions Facilities Services LLC Telehealth, Inc.. Kathy Sherry CVS/pharmacy New England Coffee Company T-Tech Machinery, Inc. Bishop Tobin studies the artwork offered during Mr. & Mrs. Leo Skowronski Karen DelPonte, Esq. New England Gas Company Textron, Inc. the silent auction. Slocum, Inc. Delta Dental of Rhode Island New England Laser Trainor Branding & Public Relations Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation John Souto DeRoyal Nortek, Inc. Rita Trenn Marilyn L. Ozog Sandra Souto Thomas P. Eagan North Central Chamber of Commerce TriState Hospital Supply Lois A. Palombo Sovereign Bank New England GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTRIBUTORS 2006 Eastern Bag & Paper Company Northeast Oxygen Service, Inc. Universal Ambulance Service Paolino Management LLC Speidel, Inc. 3M Terry Easton Otis Elevator UNUM Provident Paparazzi Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Steven C. Spirito 4Bs Vending Envision Technology Advisors, LLC Owens & Minor U.S. LPGA Open Paramount Properties Katherine M. Squillante Action Auto Parts Ernst & Young LP Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Penney Vector Healthsystems, Inc. Park Row Associates Dr. & Mrs. Bernard St. Jean Adler Pollock & Sheehan Brad Faxon, Jr. Marilyn Picerelli Alice Viola Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Starkweather & Shepley, Inc. Advocacy Solutions LLC Mike Ferranti PMA Industries Virtus Group Maryann Patalano, PC Susan Stenhouse Agawam Hunt Club Five Star Surgical, Inc. Professional Solutions, Inc. Visiting Nurse Service of Greater RI Pauly Penta’s Deli Jeanne B. Stowe AGFA Corporation Sean Flanagan Providence College Wannamoisett Country Club Esther R. Pederson Charles M. Sullivan III Norm Albergio FM Global Providence Performing Arts Center Jane C. White Elba R. Perez Patricia A. Sullivan, Esq. Ted Almon Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. Quality Beef Company Xpress Sweeping, Inc. Peter Roberts & Associates Swarovski Ltd. Altus Benefit Administrators Fuller Box Company, Inc. Rand Candy Company Mary Ann Swintak American Shredding Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gladney Marshall Raucci FOUNDATION, GRANT & TRUST GIFTS 2006 Brad Peterson Billy Andrade-Brad Faxon Charities Dr. & Mrs. Peter Petropoulos Tanury Industries Andor’s Furniture Showroom Global Montello Group Regent Medical BJ’s Charitable Foundation Angelo B. Pharmakidis, MD, Ph.D. Tate & Latham PC Angell Pension Group, Inc. Peter Goldberg Photography Gary Reis Alphonse R. Cardi Living Trust Phillips, DiPisa & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Taylor Anonymous Raymond Gorman Rhode Island Medical Society Champlin Foundations Piccerelli Gilstein & Company Michelle Tetreault Aon Risk Services Gorman’s Roofing, Inc. John Clarke Trust Joan Pillsbury Rev. Monsignor Paul D. Theroux, JCL Applied Financial LLC Gorwood Business Services, Inc. Francis H. Curren, Jr. Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William Pilon Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Thomas Bank of America Gyrus-ACMI Episcopal Charities Fund Edward W. Pires Tofias PC Ronald Bartlett Hallsmith Sysco Food Services Inc. Federal Hill House Association Peter Pomfret/Depot Gallery Toray Plastics America Marian Barrette Hanson Curran LLP Foundation for Health Professional Security Services, Inc. Karen L. Torbik Bayer Healthcare HealthNet Systems Consulting, Inc. HRSA-Maternal & Child Health Bureau Providence College Town of North Providence Bemis Henry Schein, Inc. June Rockwell Levy Foundation Providence College Athletics Town Wine & Spirits Maribeth Beretta Higgins Cavanagh & Cooney LLP Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust Providence College Dance Team Trainor Branding & Public Relations Best Manufacturing IKON Office Solutions Ocean State Charities Trust Providence Marriott Michael A. Tranghese Big East Conference Income Resarch & Management Inc. Potomac Center for Medical Education Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company Trinity Square Repertory Company Big Fish Restaurant IRIS Diagnostics The Rhode Island Foundation Providence Performing Arts Center Unemployment Services Corporation Francis Bissonnette Johnson & Wales University Fred M. Roddy Foundation, Inc. Public Service Employees Local Union 1033 United Healthcare of New England Bottom Line Solutions Kahn Litwin Renza & Co, Ltd. Albert M. Steinert Trust Edward Quinlan Universal Ambulance Service, Inc. Brick Alley Pub J.L. Kaplan Associates Trustee Joe DiStefano put together a winning foursome Frederick C. Tanner Memorial Fund Michael P. Quinn UPS Employees Brown Advisory Group Kendall Sharps Division with Sr. Therese Antone, Dr. Peter Pizzarello and Norm Beretta. Herbert G. Townsend Fund Radizio Restaurant Mark Urban Brown Paper Company Kearflex Engineering Company United Way of Rhode Island Marshall Raucci Raymond Uritescu Brown Rudnick Berlack Isreals LLP Kittansett Club RI Health & Educational Building Corp. Vigneron Memorial Fund Diane M. Reali Marini, MD Helen A. Valcourt Busse Hospital Supply Peter A. Koch Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc. Blanche M. Walsh Charity Trust Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Vector Healthsystems, Inc. Byrne Dairy, Inc. Allen A. Krause Robinson Green Beretta Corporation Winter Family Foundation RI Distributing Company Venda Ravioli Cafe Nuovo Kreg Information Systems Nancy E. Rogers Janice M. Vincent LaQuinta Club & Resort Ropes & Gray LLP 22 Leach & Garner 23 ENDOWMENT CONTRIBUTIONS 2006 Mary M. Condry ‘50 Stella J. Vassilopoulos ‘70 In memory of Elena Ciolfi Sparrow Johnson & Ursillo, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Steven Colagiovanni Gayle A. Cook ‘87 Dianne J. Wotherspoon ‘73 Mr. & Mrs. William H. Apfel Mr. & Mrs. Lewis J. Suriani Colagiovanni Family Endowment Elaine P. Cyrus ‘57 Catherine T. Zonfrillo ‘60 Miriam Bjurman Cynthia J. Warren St. Joseph Medical Staff Association Joan D’Amico ‘60 Elizabeth Zubrisky ‘47 Henri Flikier & Ann Miller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Wing Patient families Mary & Peter Young Memorial Endowment Elizabeth H. DeCosta ’59 Helen M. Morris Deblinger ’33 Memorial Scholarship Fund Vivian P. Izzo enjoy the new In memory of Augustine Manocchia playroom at St. Barbara L. Dell ‘54 H. Cecile Deblinger Mr. & Mrs. Edward Latessa Joseph B. Rossi ANNUAL APPEAL GIFTS 2006 Joseph Hospital for Jeanne H. Demers ‘59 Elaine Mahanke We thank the following for their generous donations as well Specialty Care, Jeanne E. Benjamin Farrar ’67 Memorial Scholarship Fund In memory of George Paquin funded in part by A. Barbara Dolan ‘52 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Malafronte as in-kind gifts to our annual fundraisers and to the Center Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Benjamin Rosalie M. Bolton for Health and Human Services: contributions Cynthia Donahue ‘87 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Murphy through our Janine Cotugno ‘67 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. White Alexander’s Uniforms Mary A. Donnelly ‘48 Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Poncelet annual appeal. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lambert Mr. & Mrs. Luigi Aurecchia Keri A. Drake ‘00 Ann Marie G. Simoli In memory of George A. Poirier William J. Farrar Angelo J. Bigelli, DPM Margaret K. Driscoll ‘66 Elizabeth Spino Mr. & Mrs. George H. Armitage Mr. & Mrs. Spencer E. Irons Marion F. Bottomley Teresa Petrocelli Madeline A. Egan ‘53 Elizabeth M. Voso Linda A. Conte Carolyn D. L’Heureux ‘67 Michael Bowden Wanda Pykosz Maryellen Emmons ‘59 Deborah J. Wilson Judith A. Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Robert Magowan James J. Bryan Dr. & Mrs. John A. Roque Lydia R. Famiglietti ‘44 Jane M. Yacovone Fatima Hospital Finance Dept. Employees Diane Murphy Anne M. Burdick Clarence P. Ryan In memory of Vilma Coia In memory of Evelyn Deldonno Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Ferraro Donna Mae Thomas Gladys Burnham S & A Paramount Printing Linda Francisco ‘74 Marilyn A. Deldonno Mr. & Mrs. Albert R. Guertin Ruth G. Shea Agnes Lannon ’46 Memorial Fund Paula Iacono Mildred V. Carlson Francis S. Gentile Mr. & Mrs. John P. Crawley In memory of Mary Desjardins Crown Collison Mary L. Simeone Christine M. Goden ‘88 Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Keimig Mr. & Mrs. Kevin E. Neuman Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Bolton Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. D’Andrea Sharon E. Simpson Suzanne M. Griffin ‘63 Christine Leonardo Joan Lambrie ‘63 Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Bolton Angelo Danella Rev. Nicholas P. Smith Dolores A. Guglielmi ‘59 Kathleen Locarno Marie F. Hogan Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Bolton Marie DeRita Arminda A. Stella Karen E. Haidemenos ‘85 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marandola Joan O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. George Buck Joseph M. Driscoll Supreme Dairy Farms Company Margaret E. Harrison ‘38 Gerard R. Nadeau Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Dionne Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Egan, Jr. Carolyn R. Swift Anne E. Kelly ‘73 In honor of Elizabeth Pinto-Franko ‘60 Sandra M. Poirier Mr. & Mrs. Donald Emerson Employees of Fatima Massimina Vignone Marion Kulik ‘55 Diane E. Urban ‘65 Adelma Sousa Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Fallone Richard B. Esten Joseph S. White, Jr. M. Bernadette Kurowski ‘58 Joanna M. Flynn ‘60 Marcia Trenn Richard F. Maggiacomo Ida Aloia Florio Mr. & Mrs. Frank Williams Mary Ellen LaCroix ‘86 Elizabeth A. Franko ‘60 Helen A. Valcourt James L. McGuire Elementary School Mr. & Mrs. John W. Flynn Deborah M. Laluc ‘96 Michaela Murphy ‘60 Patricia Zemanek RESTRICTED GIFTS 2006 Mr. & Mrs. George Milkaitis Mr. & Mrs. John J. Fransosi Jeanine C. Lawson ‘72 In memory of Emily A. Saccoccia Amica Mutual Insurance Catherine P. Simone Theodore G. Garille Patricia D. Long ‘60 IN MEMORIAM 2006 Pasquale F. Saccocia Brennan Orthodontics Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Zarlenga Gilda Gemma Suzanne E. Lowe ‘89 In memory of Janis Bolton Bailey Carl A. Cassella In memory of Edward F. Simas Mary Gervais Rosemary C. Lusignan ‘60 D.M. Bruzzi Landscaping Cavanagh Company Andreoni & Company Suzanne Griffin Carol M. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Caldarone Cingular Wireless Helen P. Lewis Raymond J. Germershausen Jane M. Magnant ‘50 Eleanor A. Corsetti Michelle Danish Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rivelli Joseph Guatieri Sylvia M. Magnotta ‘97 Employees of the Alice Viola Breast Care Center Davol, Inc. Thomas J. Guilmette, Ph.D. Marita McGowan ‘55 Mr. & Mrs. John Faltus In memory of Margaret Ter-Simonian Clare Kirby Anne T. Helmstetter Donald Foster & Martha McNally Mr. & Mrs. John L. Quigley, Jr. Medtronic In memory of Cecilia McGowan Patricia Herlihy Sharon E. Guglielmo New England Institute of Technology Marguerite McLaughlin ‘47 In memory of Joseph Urban High Service in Sobriety Friday Group Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Hill Estate of Patrick A. Papini Martha McManus ‘48 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Hauselt High Service in Sobriety Saturday Group Marie F. Hogan Designated funds like those in memory of Elena Ciolfi have Potomac Center for Medical Education Teresa Montgomery ‘51 provided for ongoing improvements to St. Joseph Living Kelly A. Urban High Service in Sobriety Wednesday Group Paula Iacono Rhode Island Greyhound Owners Association Nancy K. Munoz ‘66 Center, a facility offering assisted living and respite care. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Urban Independence LLC Richard P. Iacobucci MD Rita Varone Amor D. Nunez ‘00 Gladys Jaworski Spero G. Karol In memory of Dorothy W. Grace Alice Viola Edna M. Otto CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS 2006 Virginia Jones Mr. & Mrs. H. John Keimig Karen G. DelPonte, Esq. WalMart Dr. Walter Pannone ‘68 Janice Apici Julie Kavanagh Esther O. Lilli Mr. & Mrs. David L. Kelly Rita A. Pezzullo ‘57 Jeanne Borozny Winifred A. Kelley Bill Pires Memorial Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. James Limperis In memory of Robert L. Grace Jean Pierik ‘76 Barbara Cederholm Charles Lacki Joyce Neves Kathleen A. Locarno Cameron & Mittleman LLP Mary A. Podedworny ‘58 Frances Conte Ellen B. Langton Pamela L. Marasco Dina Leigh Casana 2006 FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING Mary P. Potter ‘41 Diocese of Providence Eleanor R. Lemaire Beatrice Paquin David DelPonte Joan A. Arrigan ‘50 Prudence Robert ‘63 Angela Ditri Angela Lisa Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pascarella Mr. & Mrs. Louis DelPonte Lillian L. Banahan ‘51 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rocheleau ‘87 Denise Driscoll Little Medeiros Kinder Bulman & Whitney Beatrice Riley Mabel A. Delponte Mary C. Barrett ‘43 Lucille M. Rodrigues ‘75 Diane Duval Eileen M. Lynch Linda Tierney DiSanto & Priest Marcella R. Beaudette,’47 Marie A. Rose ‘63 Mr & Mrs. Christopher Ferraro Maria Mancuso Brian J. Traynor Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Engley Elizabeth A. Bennett ‘59 Josephine C. Ruggieri ‘54 Denise Forrest Dorothy Martin Marcia Trenn Gayle R. Giammarco Rosalie M. Bolton ‘46 Pauline A. Rutkowski ‘49 Paula J. L’Heureux Anna J. McAlear Helen A. Valcourt John A. Gilman Rosemarie H. Bryden ‘71 Class of 2006 Michelle LeClair Sr. Ann McKenna Mr. & Mrs. Robert White Russell E. Heaton Monica D. Burnett ‘79 Lynette Scolpino ‘83 Patricia Pacitti Rita M. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Francis Hall Barbara A. Bush ‘61 Mary P. Smith ‘62 In memory of Maria & Tranquillo Calise Camille Pless Eileen Naughton Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Jasparro Irene H. Bushman ‘43 Arminda A. Stella ‘41 Massimina Vignone Robyn Souza Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Parente Ralph Jasparro Inc. D. Olive Cardorette ‘50 Sheila M. Sweeney ‘60 Carmella Pecoraro In memory of Josephine Castelli Isabelle Tedeschi Mr. & Mrs. Pelham Long We are grateful to all our donors for their support through- Margaret M. Caron ‘53 Astro-Med Sunshine Club Nelson Perez Mr. & Mrs. John McDonough out the year. We apologize for any inadvertent omissions. Carol A. Christman ‘59 Paula L. Tillotson ‘60 Herbert Perluck Virginia Bunn Additional copies of this report may be obtained by calling Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Meldonian (401) 456-3072. Dr. Elizabeth M. Clanton ‘58 In memory of Catherine Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Pat W. Castelli Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Mittleman 24 Lorraine Cloutier ‘61 Karen Tyszkowski ‘62 Vivian P. Izzo Catherine T. Schneider