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Lifespan cuts ribbon on new ambulatory care center

PROVIDENCE - Lifespan Corp. cut the ribbon today on a new medical center that supplements The Miriam Hospital and offers primary care. The Lifespan Ambulatory...

Five Questions With: Dr. Linda Donegan

Dr. Linda Donegan is director of mammography at Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc., where she specializes in breast imaging and intervention. Donegan is also...

3 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A’ safety grade from national nonprofit

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island hospitals have earned an “A” grade for safety from a national watchdog organization that keeps track of health care...
RESCUE CHIEF: Cranston Fire Department Deputy Chief Paul A. Casey, director of the city’s emergency medical services, says Cranston handles billing for rescue-vehicle rides the same way as other Rhode Island communities: Insurers are billed; city residents are not. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Some ambulance rides can end with surprising bill

Emergencies that lead to ambulance rides are nerve-racking enough, but sometimes the bill that follows can be almost as stressful. Although ambulance and rescue-vehicle services...
ALL SMILES: Dr. Margaret Van Bree, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, with one of Hasbro’s patients, Gemma Grayce Reall. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Five questions with Dr. Margaret Van Bree

Dr. Margaret Van Bree | President, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital 1. Will the ongoing $25 million renovation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate 3.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in October, level with the national rate,...

Five Questions With: Dr. Simone Thavaseelan

Dr. Simone Thavaseelan is a urologist with Brown Urology who sees patients in a number of Rhode Island hospitals, including The Miriam Hospital, Women...

Five Questions With: Dr. Stephen Salloway

Dr. Stephen Salloway heads the neurology department and Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, where, as part of a study, some patients have...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...
REPURPOSED: 
Executive Director Kevin Brochu stands in front of the new Ocean State Community Wellness Center in North Kingstown, which until last April served as the West Bay YMCA.
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Renovation of former West Bay YMCA borrows from Ocean State Job...

It’s well known that Ocean State Job Lot’s stores are mostly housed in repurposed buildings, but the discount retailer’s involvement in the purchase of...
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