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A research team at the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital has discovered that women’s instincts about the preferred surgical option to remove their breast cancer carry more weight than their surgeon’s advice and their partner’s input. more
Dr. Ann L. Potter is the new medical director at Southcoast Behavioral Health, a 120-bed psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth that is part of Southcoast Health, serving patients in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Before joining Southcoast Behavioral Health, Potter worked at The Providence Center in Providence. Potter spoke recently with Providence Business News about her new position at Southcoast Behavioral Health and the entity’s goals and objectives. more
Zachary Sherman, acting director of HealthSource RI, has been chosen to lead the state-run health benefits exchange, the state’s Department of Administration announced Tuesday. more
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which aims to fight opioid addiction and promote opioid prevention and treatment programs comprehensively on several fronts, will soon become federal law. more
Rhode Island College Foundation’s 2017 Building an Age-Friendly Rhode Island campaign was boosted by a $121,000 Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant, according to a Thursday statement by the school. more
These are challenging times for behavioral health care organizations. Enterprises like ours are considered fiscally healthy if they break even. But most of our sister centers in Rhode Island post negative returns and/or have cash flow issues. … more
(Updated 12:48 p.m.) Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan hospital, Tuesday submitted a Certificate of Need to the R.I. Department of Health, seeking approval to build a 31-bed obstetrics unit. more
State Rep. Edith H. Ajello, D-Providence, and state Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, believe physicians should have the freedom to move freely from one employer to another and maintain their professional relationships with their patients, regardless of their place of employment. To that end, they have introduced legislation in the House and Senate, 2016-H 7586 and 2016-S 2578, respectively, to limit the use of restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts. more
James Prochaska is director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and professor of clinical and health psychology at the University of Rhode Island. more
The Providence VA Medical Center announced that it received last month the highest quality rating, 5 stars, in the Veterans Health Administration’s most recent Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning, sometimes called SAIL. more
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