The Miriam Hospital
A tradition of superior patient care

Accommodations for Family and Friends

Gift Shop

Located off the main lobby of the Baxt Building, the gift shop offers jewelry, sleepwear, accessories, toys, magazines, stationery and fresh flowers. The gift shop is operated by both staff and volunteers, and all profits are donated to the hospital. Throughout the years, the proceeds have been used to purchase new hospital equipment and fund facility improvements. The gift shop is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You may contact the gift shop by calling 401-793-2531 (internally dial ext. 3-2531).

The Ruth Markoff Coffee Shop

The coffee shop, located inside the gift shop, was generously donated in loving memory of Ruth Markoff, by her daughters Bernice Gourse, Dorothy Nelson and Gloria Winston. It is a peaceful place to enjoy a light breakfast, full lunch or afternoon snack, or meet for a quiet conference.  The Ruth Markoff Coffee Shop is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may reach the coffee shop by calling 793-2532 (internally dial ext. 3-2532).

The Marie J. Langlois Café

The Marie J. Langlois Café, named in honor of our dedicated board member and philanthropist, is located on the first floor of the Baxt Building. The cafeteria is open every day, and you may dine in our spacious dining room or have your meal prepared to go. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 10:30 a.m., lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A variety of foods are available, from pizza, paninis, omelets and made-to-order cheeseburgers to tilapia with pineapple salsa.

All items in our cafeteria are freshly made daily with quality ingredients and offered at reasonable prices. Our chefs are happy to prepare special orders. The cafeteria features a five-week menu cycle with surprises added often. Please see this week’s menu, posted in the cafeteria, or call our menu hotline at 401-793-3223. If you have questions or special requests, you may reach our manager at 401-793-2605 (internally dial ext. 3-2605).


For your convenience, an ATM is located in the vending area of our cafeteria.

Communicating With Your Family

We know that when someone is in the hospital, friends and family want to be informed about their loved one’s recovery and we have found that the best way to do this is for you or your family to designate someone to be the primary contact. Please let us know who will be the primary contact and that person’s phone number. We will place the name and number in your chart, and to ensure patient confidentiality, we will give out information only to your primary contact. That person may then let family and friends know how your recovery is progressing. If you have any questions or are unable to identify someone to serve as your contact person, please talk with your nurse.

Patient Information

Our patient information number is 401-793-5600. If a patient is listed in the patient directory, callers will be connected directly to the patients’ room or unit. If you prefer that absolutely no information be given out, please notify the patient access center at 401-793-2200. For more details, please see our patient privacy notices:


Parking for patients and visitors at The Miriam Hospital is free and available in the parking lots located directly across from the main entrance of the hospital on Summit Avenue. Although two-hour parking is available on the side streets surrounding the hospital, we encourage our patients and visitors to park in the parking lots. Parking attendants are stationed in Parking Lot B to assist you with parking should the lots be full. The Miriam Hospital is part of a neighborhood and as such we appreciate your consideration of our neighbors by keeping the noise level to a minimum. If you have any questions regarding parking, please call the security office during regular business hours at 401-793-2700. After business hours, you may call 401-793-2500.

Please note:

  • If your car is parked illegally or blocking traffic, it may be towed. Parking illegally in a handicapped space or a hospital fire lane is prohibited and may result in immediate towing.
  • If you have questions regarding parking tickets or towing please call The Miriam Hospital security and parking office at 401-793-2700.

Security provides coverage of The Miriam Hospital campus 24 hours a day. Please do not hesitate to ask for their assistance.


The Miriam Hospital offers valet parking free of charge from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday at the front door of the main campus. For patients at the Rosalie Fain Health Centers, valet parking is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Valet parking is offered for emergency department patients every day, including weekends, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fain and emergency department parking is located at the front door of the Fain building.