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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
As part of Rhode Island’s “Lean Initiative,” which Gov. Gina M. Raimondo championed to foster innovation, promote a culture of continuous improvement and the elimination of waste, the R.I. Department of Health recently replaced its paper-based application process for initial licensure for nurses with a new online portal. more
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
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
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
CRANSTON – Maria Montanaro, head of the state's behavioral health agency, will be resigning effective June 24, according to a news release from Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts. Montanaro laid a strong … more
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