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A sweeping $35 million renovation project at Hasbro Children's Hospital is expected to be complete by early 2022. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Hasbro Children’s announces details of $35M renovation

PROVIDENCE – A $35 million renovation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is now underway. State officials joined hospital leaders Tuesday morning to announce details of...
Fred Magnanimi, founder of Luca +Danni, announced $6.2 million in funding, an investment that will help the company grow going forward. / COURTESY LUCA + DANNI

Luca + Danni closes on $6.2M funding round

CRANSTON – Luca + Danni Inc. has received a $6.2 million boost in a round of funding that is designed to help the Cranston-based...

Five Questions With: Jacqueline Somerville

Registered nurse Jacqueline Somerville was named as Southcoast Hospitals Group’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer. She comes to the role with more...
THE RHODE ISLAND Hospitality Association, along with the National Restaurant Association, hosted an Economic Outlook Breakfast in Providence on Sept. 5 and predicted modest lodging industry growth and moderate restaurant industry growth in the state for 2020.

R.I.’s hospitality industry expects moderate growth in 2020

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island can expect moderate growth in the restaurant industry and modest lodging industry growth into next year, state and regional experts...

UnitedHealthcare protests BCBSRI’s state medical plan contract win

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare has filed a protest over the selection of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to administer the state’s medical...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts.Now, Mitchell...
ARTS RESIDENCY: MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac, above holding the microphone, will speak, perform and participate in a panel discussion during an artist residency in Providence this month.
 / COURTESY TAYLOR MAC

FirstWorks looks to expand horizons through the arts

Education is at the core of the longstanding partnership between Providence’s FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative.The collaboration has drawn performers and artists to...

Five questions with Katie Spaziano

Katie Spaziano | General manager, Waterfront Concerts at Bold Point Park1. How did this summer’s lineup of 17 shows and festivals at BPP compare...

Five Questions With: Carol Malysz

In her role as RI Bio’s executive director, Carol Malysz oversees the group’s coordination with health care organizations, life sciences companies, academic centers and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and Hebrew SeniorLife have received a $53.4 million federal grant to test ideas on improving care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

$53.4M grant to fund Alzheimer’s research incubator at Brown

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, have received a $53.4 million grant to gather and...
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