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Leaders of Rhode Island's seven private teaching hospitals have joined with Brown Medical School in a call for increased funding of academic medicine.
"There is a crisis in academic medicine," said Donald J. Marsh MD, Dean of Medicine at Brown Medical School and co-chairman of the newly formed Rhode Island Academic Medicine Coalition (RIAMC). "Teaching hospitals are the heart and soul of our state's health care system, and these institutions are at risk."
The coalition was announced last week during a news conference at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island was there to announce newly proposed legislation to provide an …