Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC), established in 1878, is a community-owned hospital that offers medical and emergency care, specialty surgery, and diagnostic facilities. Other services provided by the longtime medical facility include sub-acute care, orthopedics, and sleep disorder therapy. RWMC also operates a home health agency and provides health care services at a nursing home through an affiliation with Elmhurst Extended Care. With more than 150 beds, RWMC operates a cancer care specialty center that also conducts academic research in cancer treatment. Roger Williams is a teaching hospital affiliated with Boston University's School of Medicine.