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Named University of Rhode Island’s first dean of the College of Health Sciences, Gary Liguori was most recently an educator, researcher and department head at the University of Tennessee. As dean of the college, Liguori will serve as a member of the executive committee of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, where he will work with faculty across disciplines to build robust and forward-looking educational and research programs relevant to the evolving roles of health and health care in the 21st century. He spoke with Providence Business News about his role as dean and the new college’s plans to expand its research, training and education capabilities. more
Saint Anne’s Hospital has named Michael Bushell, its current chief financial officer and vice president of operations, as its next president, effective Oct. 3. Craig Jesiolowski, Saint Anne’s current president, will become president of Holy Family Hospital. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse is holding its inaugural health and wellness accelerator launch on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at its hub at 10 Davol Square, unit 100. more
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals announced today that it has made awards – totaling $1.4 million in federal block grant funds – to five agencies. more
Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
The Providence Center, a community-based behavioral health treatment center, now has an Integrated Health Home program at Thundermist Health Center, a federally-qualified patient-centered medical home with offices in Woonsocket, Westerly and South Kingstown. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. more
Hakon Heimer is a science editor and consultant on mental illness and neuroscience based in Providence. He is the founder of Schizophrenia Research Forum, an online knowledge environment for researchers, and program adviser on cognitive disorders to the Banbury Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. more
The “Always Room at the House” campaign of Ronald McDonald House of Providence reached its $5 million fundraising goal in December with the help of donations from 855 households, 95 local businesses, as well as several donations from charitable foundations. more
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