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Description of Services

Eleanor Slater Hospital, offers a variety of programs for people who need continuing care after discharge from a community hospital, or who need more intensive care than a nursing home can provide. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the hospital's medical treatment services include respiratory therapy, psycho-geriatrics and Alzheimer's and related disorders. It is also an important clinical center for geriatric, neurological and post trauma medical nursing care.

Eleanor Slater Hospital at the John O. Pastore Center in Cranston, RI and the Zambarano Unit in Burrillville, RI, provide intensive hospital level care to patients with long-term illnesses who are not in an acute phase, but reqReganuire comprehensive long-term rehabilitative care. These kinds of patients have chronic disease that has left them with residual disability that has been caused by non-reversible pathological alteration. These patients require ongoing clinical intervention from a variety of hospital disciplines to eliminate discomfort and improve quality of life. The hospital also provides acute care services for patients who develop an acute medical event and require close medical supervision, monitoring of the condition and immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. The majority of Eleanor Slater's admissions come from community hospitals; other major referral sources include mental health centers, nursing homes, and independent and residential care facilities. Patients admitted require hospital level care and can no longer benefit from acute care in a community hospital setting. No person shall be denied admission because of race, color, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Psychiatric services are an integral part of the RI network of hospital-based and community-based treatment alternatives for individuals who suffer from chronic and serious psychiatric illnesses. The system seeks to provide treatment to each individual in the leastrestrictive setting possible. Eleanor Slater Hospital has two inpatient Psychiatric Units at the John O. Pastore Center in Cranston.

  • Adult Psychiatric Services
    Admission to Eleanor Slater Hospital's Psychiatric Services is considered a restrictive treatment alternative; therefore, these services are to be used only when it has been determined that other community hospital inpatient facilities are not available or when no other form of residential or outpatient treatment is appropriate. Admissions to these units are for individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 who have been psychiatrically hospitalized in a community hospital for a substantial period of time prior and who continue to exhibit severe and persistent symptoms of mental illness and where no less restrictive setting is available.
  • The Forensic Unit
    Admissions to the Forensic Unit are court ordered pursuant to RI Forensic law. The Forensic Unit is a secure treatment facility for males located in the Pinel Building at the Pastore Center. Female forensic patients receive psychiatric care in a secure setting at the Adolph Meyer Building.