Preview Miriam’s master plan submission, then come enjoy the Hope Street festival

Miriam:Hope St fall fest

The Miriam Hospital plans to submit its Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 20 to the Providence City Plan Commission. In advance of that presentation, the hospital encourages its neighbors to attend a community forum to discuss plans for the main campus.

The forum will be Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hurvitz Board Room (located next to the gift shop) in the main hospital building.

In general, the hospital isn’t submitting anything new for 2015, but the IMP requires that its plans be submitted every five years. As the previous two submissions have indicated, the hospital hopes to create single-patient hospital rooms in Building A some time within the next five years. Director of Community Relations Monica Anderson has indicated that the plan does not have any designs or rendering to date, nor is there current funding for the project.

Kindly RSVP for the discussion meeting by calling the Neighborhood Hotline at (401) 793-4040. Refreshments will be served.

The Miriam Hospital Parking Study Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday July 28 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Hurvitz Board Room, located on the first floor of the main hospital near the Gift Shop.

The Miriam Hospital has hired VHB to assist us with a parking study.  We engage VHB every five years as part of our Institutional Master Planning process.

You are invited to attend a meeting in order to meet the project manager of the project and to hear the preliminary findings of the study.

Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Monica Anderson at The Neighborhood Hotline at (401)-793-4040.

Streets of Summit Photography Contest

Photograph your favorite spots in and around the Summit Neighborhood (including the Mount Hope neighborhood)

Sponsor: the Summit Neighborhood Association

Ground rules:

  • Maximum size: 16 x 20 inches;_ no minimum
  • Mounting on foamcore or mountboard – no frames, no mats, ready for hanging
  • Identification on sheet on back of photograph: Name of photographer, Title (with address of street/park/store/person photographed), e-mail address, phone number

Limit one submission per photographer

Judging: late June at Miriam Hospital

Cash prizes

Drop-off- June 16, 17, 18, at Camera Werks on 766 Hope Street, or at front desk of Miriam Hospital (directed to Monica Anderson)

Representative from RIPTA to discuss potential new bus route in Summit

A representative from RIPTA will attend the next SNA Board meeting to hear our neighbors’ thoughts and answer questions on the proposed new bus route in Summit.

If you took part in the survey we posted, or if you have other thoughts, concerns, suggestions, or questions, please come present them on Monday, December 13.  The meeting will begin at 6:30pm with regular business, and the RIPTA representative is on the agenda to start at 7pm.  Regular meeting business will continue after.

The meeting will be held at Summit Commons (99 Hillside Ave) in the cafe (not the main dining room).  Enter in the front entrance, go right after the front desk and the cafe is on your left.

Here is some info on the subject, with comments below.

Hope you can make it!

Miriam Hospital’s Master Plan presentation meeting

The meeting to discuss The Miriam Hospital’s Institutional Master Plan (IMP) is scheduled for Thursday, August 26 from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Hurvitz Conference Room in the Baxt Building of Miriam Hospital.

The Miriam Hospital is required to submit plans to the City of Providence’s City Plan Commission every five years regarding intended changes or improvements made to the physical buildings of the hospital.

Please R.S.V.P by calling Monica Anderson on The Neighborhood Hotline (401) -793-4040 no later than August 24th, 2010.  (This is the Miriam neighborhood hotline, not SNA’s)

Miriam moves date of parking meeting

Miriam Hospital has moved the date of the neighborhood Parking Meeting (see below) to April 19 to avoid conflicts with public meetings on the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The hospital has provided this schedule of upcoming events:

Landscaping Meeting

Tuesday, April 17th 6:30-8:30pm in the Fain Building second floor Lecture Hall.

This meeting is being held solely to discuss the landscaping that will accompany the completion of the new Clinical Services Building.

Please call 401 793 4040 to RSVP your attendance at this meeting.

Neighborhood Parking Meeting

Please join us on April 19th at 6:30pm at the Rochambeau Library Community Room to discuss issues related to parking.  The Miriam Hospital has hired Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc as parking consultants to help us plan for our future parking needs in an effort to reduce hospital parking that affects the neighborhood.

Representatives from the firm of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) will lead this meeting.  Members of The Miriam Hospital Parking Committee will also be present.

Neighborhood Tree Planting

Our newest and leafiest members of the neighborhood will be planted on Friday, April 27th.  New trees are being placed on sections of Third, Seventh and Eighth Streets beginning at 9am on that Friday.  Please call Monica Anderson @ 401 793 4040 if you are available to lend a helping hand!


Questions or comments?

Please call the Miriam Hospital Neighborhood Hotline at 401 793 4040 or email us at


Miriam wants resident input on parking

Miriam Hospital has invited residents to a meeting on parking issues on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 in the Fain Building on Fifth St (2nd floor lecture room). The meeting is part of a traffic study being conducted by consultants as a condition of Miriam’s approved master plan.

Officials from the Providence Police and the Providence Department of Planning and Development will be there as well.

Miriam treated more than 100,000 patients, including inpatients, emergency room visitors and outpatients in 2005, all but a very few arriving by car. A staff of more than 2,200, plus 800 or more affiliated doctors, must also come and go. With the current expansion and created a planned future growth in emergency room capacity, we can expect hospital parking needs to increase in the years ahead.

Miriam meetings Tuesday, Sept. 19 & 28

Miriam Hospital will hold its next quarterly meeting for neighbors next Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 in the Fain Building. We urge neighbors living nearby to attend. We continue to hear complaints from neighbors about hospital parking, lighting, noise and air quality, yet the quarterly meetings have been sparsely attended this year. We should all bear in mind that the large new building on Seventh Street is only the first of two – Miriam intends to buiild a similar new building at the corner of Summit and Fifth within a couple of years.

Miriam’s Environmental Committee meeting has been postponed for one week to September 28. This groups will also meet at 6:30 in the Fain Building.

Miriam Hospital Pandemic Flu Prep Meeting Tuesday 7/18

Miriam Hospital will host a community meeting to discuss pandemic flu preparedness Tuesday evening July 18th, 6:30-8:30pm in the Fain Building second floor lecture hall.

There will be representatives from Miriam and RI Hospital. (If a flu pandemic were to occur, Providence residents will receive care from RI Hospital; Miriam has been assigned by RI Department of Health to provide care to East Providence and Barrington.) The meeting will address a range of community preparation issues.