Brown Emergency Medicine (BEM), is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital. With more than 125 full time member physicians and 45 advanced practice providers, Brown Emergency Medicine (BEM) provides emergency department staffing for Rhode Island Hospital, the region’s only Level I trauma center; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only children’s specialty hospital; The Miriam Hospital, which is a leading community teaching hospital; and Newport Hospital, a community Magnet Hospital. All BEM member physicians are board certified in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine.
In the clinical arena, Brown Emergency Medicine (BEM) member physicians and providers treat over 250,000 patients per year at our 4 clinical sites, drawing patients from the greater Providence area, the State of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and parts of Connecticut. The Anderson Emergency Center at Rhode Island Hospital is one of the busiest in the nation, and provides a full range of tertiary care. Hasbro Children’s Hospital, is the center for children’s care in the region, and is a pediatric trauma center. The Miriam Hospital is a highly-regarded community teaching hospital, which has Magnet nursing status and a reputation for high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction. Newport Hospital is a community hospital, deeply committed to providing the highest quality patient care, excellent customer service in a welcoming community setting.
As a non-profit foundation, BEM is committed to completing its mission and vision including academic and research support. BEM physicians and research personnel conduct a wide variety of research in basic science, clinical practices, and public health. BEM member physicians train 52 emergency medicine resident physicians in the prestigious Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program. BEM also sponsors a number of fellowship programs in conjunction with Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University.
The various divisions of Brown Emergency Medicine (BEM) assist in research and development of various medical studies. In addition, each division provides training for residents, fellows, and medical students.
For more information, follow the links below to each division's webpage.