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Rhode Island’s composite score of 84 percent – addressing several dental care factors for residents 65 and older – ranks as “good,” according to the Oral Health America report “A State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare?” The nonprofit organization ranked Rhode Island as fifth best in the country, bested by Minnesota, North Dakota, Connecticut and Wisconsin. more
After the R.I. Department of Health approved Care New England’s request to close Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, effective Aug. 1, the Coalition to Save Memorial Birthing Center pivoted to reorganize as the Coalition to Improve Rhode Island Maternity Care. Kaeli Sutton, currently spearheading the new coalition, said it seeks to include a diverse group of perinatal professionals, including midwives, nurses, doctors, mental health workers, doulas and childbirth educators, as well as community advocates and childbearing families. more
Dr. Josiah (Jody) D. Rich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been a practicing infectious disease specialist since 1994 at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center. He also cares for inmates with HIV and does research in the correctional setting. A co-founder of the nationwide Centers for AIDS Research Collaboration in HIV in Corrections Initiative, Rich has advocated for public health policy changes to improve the health of people with addiction, including improving legal access to sterile syringes and increasing drug treatment for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations. Rich spoke recently with Providence Business News about the opioid addiction epidemic in New England. more
Dr. Cornelius (Skip) Granai III, director of Women & Infants Hospital’s Program in Women’s Oncology, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. more
The state’s economic momentum in April “deteriorated noticeably,” said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index. more
On Friday, the R.I. Attorney General and the R.I. Department of Health announced that the Expedited Review Hospital Conversion Initial Application, which was submitted by Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. and Lawrence + Memorial Corp., LMW Healthcare Inc., d/b/a Westerly Hospital, is complete and accepted for review. more
The Rhode Island Business Group on Health and the Rhode Island Medical Society launched Rhode Island’s Choosing Wisely program this morning at Brown University. more
Bradley Hospital raised a record $557,425 at its Bravo, Bradley 2016 gala and auction, Feel the Power of Music, held June 3 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. more
Twenty-two organizations were named by Southcoast Health on Monday as recipients of $135,000 in grants in its FY2016 Community Benefits Impact Opportunity program. more
Marathoner Helena B. Foulkes is a leader for CVS Health Corp. and its CVS/pharmacy. As a runner in her private life, and in her professional roles as executive vice president and president, she is well-paced and results-focused, leading by example. … more
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