February letters

Powerful Suggestion

Your recent piece, “Powerful Women” [December], should have also included Helene C. Martin, who is the chief operating officer (acting) of the Eleanor Slater Hospital, where she also serves as the nurse executive.

She is the first woman to serve in an executive position at the hospital in its 129-year history.

The 495-bed Eleanor Slater Hospital is the state’s only public hospital with two campuses (Cranston and the Zambarano unit in Burrillville).

She has also served on the Rhode Island Commission on Women.

Shannon Beverly
North Providence

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