Updated March 27 at 7:04pm
Keyword: R.I. Department of Health
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After launching a dedicated recovery support phone line – (401) 942-STOP (7867) – last June, the state of Rhode Island is now making the phone line available round-the-clock, 365 days a year. more
Nicole Dufresne joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence in 2004 as director of programs before advancing to chief operating officer in 2006, and being named CEO in 2009. more
The state’s Office of Innovation recently launched the inaugural Government Innovation League. more
Citing Annals of Internal Medicine data that found physicians spend approximately 50 percent of their time on administrative tasks and only 27 percent of their time engaging with patients, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s most recent Tracking Trends newsletter asserts that regulations are unduly burdening hospitals and other health care entities. more
Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to develop standards for emergency departments – in hospitals or as free-standing units – to treat patients who present with opioid-use disorder and/or overdose, the R.I. Department of Health reported at the March 8 meeting of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. more
(Updated 4:02 p.m.) With new forms of opiates now available in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wrote on Monday to R.I. Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott to urge her to immediately add certain chemical analogs to the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act, according to a statement from his office. more
The Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital announced it is offering patients radioactive seed localization, a state-of-the-art technique that significantly improves preoperative and postoperative experiences for patients and providers. more
Boredom, loneliness and helplessness. These emotions, explained Matthew Trimble, chief operating officer of Warwick-based Saint Elizabeth Community, are often unintentional consequences felt by residents isolated in certain nursing home … more
PROVIDENCE – A new rule requiring first responders to administer 30 minutes of CPR to cardiac-arrest patients prior to being transferred to the hospital is set to go into effect March 1, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported Feb. 11. The protocol is being rolled … more
Sherilyn Brown is education director at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, which, with the R.I. Department of Health, recently partnered to create the Arts & Health Advisory Group, which grew out of Rhode Island artists’ experiences working in the fields of health and healing. more
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