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Eleanor Slater Hospital


Eleanor Slater Hospital (ESH)
111 Howard Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-462-3085; Fax: 401-462-5243


In March of 1994 the three state hospitals operated by RI Department of Mental Health Retardation and Hospitals integrated into one hospital system; the Eleanor Slater Unified Hospital System (ESH). The 495 bed public hospital consists of two campus locations: The Eleanor Slater Hospital at the John O. Pastore Center in Cranston, RI and the Eleanor Slater Hospital/Zambarano Unit in Burrillville, RI.

The hospital is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by the The Joint Commission (TJC).  It treats patients with acute and long term medical illnesses as well as patients with psychiatric disorders.  Most of the patients are admitted from community hospitals or other health care facilities and require hospital level long term care.  The hospital recognizes the severity and chronic nature of the illnesses of its patients and endeavors to provide a treatment environment in which dignity, respect, and recovery are emphasized. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, the hospital focuses on issues connected to quality of living.

Our hospital is dedicated to serving patients and their families in an effective manner.  We encourage family members to actively participate with our hospital team and in patient related activities. Our goal is to provide comprehensive rehabilitative and long term care services and to support patients and families as we work together to help patients to achieve a high quality of daily living.

Our talented and dedicated staff employ assessment techniques and multi-disciplinary treatment plans to insure that patients receive a high level of care.  Our staff is committed to providing a safe, secure, and protective environment where the treatment focus recognizes each patient's individuality and right to dignified care.