Susan Mackenzie took the helm of the Providence VA Medical Center in October 2013, at a time when many combat veterans have returned to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe emotional and physical challenges, adding to the needs presented by the older veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The Providence VA center has a budget of $231 million and provides care to 35,000 veterans from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
Brown University biochemist Wolfgang Peti has received a five-year, $1.625 million New to Diabetes Research Accelerator Award. The award, announced Jan. 9 by the American Diabetes Association, is one of only five of its kind awarded by the ADA this year, and will allow Peti to grow his research into type 2 diabetes.
The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network recently recognized Hasbro Children’s Hospital as its November “Hospital of the Month” for its commitment to safety and quality.
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has earned a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This three-year award recognizes Hasbro Children’s Hospital for meeting or exceeding national quality standards for improved patient outcomes and for a healthy work environment. The hospital’s PICU is one of only 21 in the U.S., and one of only three in New England to hold the designation.
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