Kent Hospital is seeking approval to perform both emergency and elective coronary angioplasty procedures. The hospital recently submitted a letter of intent to the R.I. Department of Health and within the next several weeks Kent will submit a full application for a certificate of need.
Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. John M. Carnevale were recently presented the 2014 “Bell of Hope” award from the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island during a ceremony at the State House to launch the “May is Mental Health Month” campaign.
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it.more
When a woman requires gynecologic surgery, she and her surgeon have several minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic surgery. But questions have arisen about the potential overuse of robotic surgery and its advantages over traditional laparotomy for hysterectomy.
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that a pilot program, providing hospital emergency rooms with peer recovery coaches to meet with drug overdose survivors, will begin on Friday, May 16.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.