Rhode Island Hospital

Profiles in Giving


Hope and Help for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Kathy Ricci spent 35 years delivering care to patients as a nurse. For nearly 20 of those years, she worked in the Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) at Rhode Island Hospital, alongside Charles McDonald, MD, an internationally recognized dermatologist/oncologist. 

Two years ago, Kathy was back at the APC Building. But this time, as a patient.


A Lasting Legacy to a Life Well Lived

The only thing she was missing was the halo and the wings.”   That is how Kimberly Beals describes her Aunt Nancy, a best friend and now her guardian angel, who passed away last year at the age of 95. 

Denise Chakoian

Raising Funds For Cancer Care Through Fitness

As the owner of Providence’s CORE Cycle. Fitness. Lagree. studio, Denise Chakoian spends her days inspiring clients to reach their health and fitness goals. But what inspires her? The lifesaving treatment and compassionate care provided by the Lifespan Cancer Institute (LCI) at Rhode Island Hospital.