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Rebecca Plonsky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, is vice president of integrated behavioral health at CharterCARE Health Partners, which includes Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Plonsky helped navigate an agreement to create CharterCARE’s new Long-Term Behavioral Health Unit, which has 20 beds for Medicaid-eligible patients who need long-term psychiatric care. She talked recently with Providence Business News about the new LTBHU and its role in the community. more
Pfizer Inc. agreed to buy Medivation Inc. for about $14 billion, gaining a blockbuster prostate-cancer treatment and leaving French drugmaker Sanofi jilted. more
Rhode Island will receive eight awards totaling $774,322 for health center quality improvements and to provide comprehensive care. more
Dr. David Edmonson, a surgeon with the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, has become among the first in New England to make use of a new device that more accurately targets radiation treatment. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts said applications are available for organizations and individuals interested in various grants. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
The holiday season is upon us and as we, Rhode Islanders, reflect on what is good about our state, let us not forget the acts of kindness and generosity that occur throughout all seasons, every day, at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced $1 million in funding for Rhode Island to improve access to treatment for opioid-use disorders. more
On Sept. 23, hundreds of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island employees will provide hands-on support to 13 nonprofit community organizations during BCBSRI’s fifth annual Blue across Rhode Island. more
Nominations are being accepted for the Karen Rosene Montella M.D. Spark Award for Innovation in Women’s Health in RI. The award recognizes an individual or organization providing innovative services, processes or programs that improve the health of women of all ages in Rhode Island. more
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