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B.I. Health Services Solar PV Project

B.I. Health Services Solar PV Project

Block Island Health Services Inc.seeks proposals to design, furnish, and install a roof mounted solar PV system at the Block Island Medical Center with an intended capacity of approximately 6000 watts. The system is to be grid-tied system with electrical interface to allow for net metering. No battery back up is required. B.I.H.S. is a non-profit tax exempt corporation, operating the Block Island Medical Center, providing health care on Block Island. It is exempt from federal excise and state sales tax. Click Here to read the...
Lights of Love Campaign

Lights of Love Campaign

It’s Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and Lights of Love time once again. We, at the Block Island Medical Center, are bursting with thankfulness. We are thankful for the excellent healthcare on-island. We are thankful to our health providers and Rescue Squad for the expert urgent care and coordination of care. We are thankful for the support we have in the community, expressed in any number of ways, as memorial gifts, attendance at our events, your membership, and your past generosity. We appreciate the satisfaction of working for you and your family. We love being a part of the Block Island community and being responsive to your needs. Donations in the past year have yielded real life outcomes. Nurse Practitioner Liz Dyer tells the story of how, using one of our new diagnostic devices, she was quickly able to detect a serious, but relatively asymptomatic, cardiac condition in an individual who was dizzy. The patient was immediately transported to an off-island facility and received the care needed to prevent further cardiac damage. We are thankful for our new equipment. While our financial stability has improved, our needs have increased. Better care means needing better equipment; more patients require more staffing. More staffing means additional and more efficient use of space. High levels of 24/7 care require assurance of fair incomes for our providers. Your tax-deductible contribution will be recognized as an ornament on the Medical Center’s Holiday tree. Donors and honorees will be acknowledged. You can respond to Lights of Love through the BIHS website (www.bihealthservices.com) by snail mail, by printing out and using our donation card. Click HERE to open...
5th annual 5K Fun Run Beach Run

5th annual 5K Fun Run Beach Run

The 5th annual 5K Fun Run Beach Run takes place on August 7 2016. Signs up today! You can register online at www.active.com   Online registration is $25 and closes August 3, 2016. Registration is $30 the day of the race. The start, finish, and check in are located at the Fred Benson Beach Pavilion. Check in is at 8:30 am and the race starts at 9:30 am. Sign up and come out and run or come out and support your friends and family.  The Fun Run benefits the Block Island Medical...
New ultrasound for the Medical Center

New ultrasound for the Medical Center

Some might say it was a case of divine intervention, with the Block Island Medical Center as the beneficiary.  The result of that intervention came in the form of a brand new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine for the Center. “The new ultrasound machine provides a dramatic increase in the standard of care we can deliver at BIHS for both common and emergent conditions,” Dr. Mark Clark told The Block Island Times. “Our goal at BIHS is to continually improve patient care and to assure that we are meeting or exceeding the standard of care delivered anywhere, even though we are 12 miles off the coast.” In the fall of 2015, during a meet- and-greet held by the Block Island Residents Association to introduce the doctor to the community, Clark spoke and noted that the Medical Center “needed an ultrasound machine to raise the standard of care.” Clark said that five minutes after speaking, David Roosa of the Roosa Fund informed him that he would be happy if the fund chose to make the donation for the machine. A short time later, the doctor said that the Medical Center was the recipient of a Minimal brand L14000 SonoSite EDGE ultrasound machine. The purchase was made possible by a shared donation between The Florence E. and Vernon D. Roosa Fund of Block Island Ecumenical Ministries and the Champlin Foundations. The new equipment was delivered in January. “We are currently in the process of integrating it into our IT system for wireless transmission and archiving of images necessary for medical records and insurance purposes,” said Clark. “This process requires upgrading our radiology imaging...