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Lifespan proposes to eliminate heart surgery at Miriam, move all to Rhode Island

The Providence Journal, September 22, 2010

Officials of the Lifespan hospital group Tuesday described their proposal to close the heart-surgery program at Miriam Hospital and merge it with the one at Rhode Island Hospital, consolidating all heart surgery in the state into a single program.

They detailed their plan, which requires Health Department approval: To spend $2.8 million renovating the Bridge Building at Rhode Island Hospital so that starting next year all five cardiac surgeons in the state would operate at Rhode Island, doing about 720 procedures a year.

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