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Lester P. Schindel has been appointed CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners, a regional health care network that operates Roger Williams Medical Center, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and a number of affiliated physician and health provider entities. more
Researchers from Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that prescription opioids, including methadone, were involved in nearly 68 percent (or more than 135,00 visits) of nationwide emergency department visits in 2010, with the highest proportion of opioid overdoses occurring in the south. more
The American Cancer Society is encouraging smokers to quit or plan to quit smoking during the 38th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20, with The Miriam Hospital is offering a smoking cessation program to help. more
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is using Hospice and Palliative Care Month to encourage families and individuals to have a conversation about the services hospice can provide to a seriously ill loved one. more
Three URI nursing students recently renovated a treatment room to create a new and improved clinic at the Providence Rescue Mission. more
CEO of EpiVax and director of the Institute for Immunology and Informatics at URI talks about the threat of Ebola locally and globally. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration is offering new health care courses within its Master of Business Administration evening program. more
The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of more-modern warfare than the current facility, state leaders say. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical cancer in West Africa. more
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