Media Advisory: Hospital and State Leaders to Urge Rhode Islander to Seek Care in the Right Setting

 

With hospital emergency departments in Rhode Island continuing to experience significant crowding, state leaders and hospital leaders will gather tomorrow morning to urge Rhode Islanders to seek care in the most appropriate setting. Many health issues can be treated quickly and effectively by a primary care provider or in an urgent care facility.

 

The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 17th at the ambulance bay of Rhode Island Hospital’s Emergency Department on Blackstone Street in Providence (between Culver Street and Plain Street). There is metered parking on Blackstone Street and public lots on Willard Avenue.

 

 

 

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