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BREAKFAST DISCUSSION: R.I. Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins and Kevin Gallagher, senior deputy chief of staff for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, will be guest speakers at a breakfast discussion hosted by Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island in Providence on May 16.
 / COURTESY COURTNEY HAWKINS AND LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORP. RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Road to universal pre-K

EDITOR’S CHOICE Road to universal pre-K LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORP. Rhode Island will hold a breakfast discussion on the plan for Rhode Island’s new...

Lifespan adds physician signatures to open letter against CNE-Partners merger

PROVIDENCE – As part of a public campaign against a proposed merger between Care New England Health System and Boston-based Partners HealthCare, 165 Lifespan...

Five Questions With: Rebecca Boss

Since 2017, Rebecca Boss has served as director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She came to the department...
BIGGER IMPACT: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, a former cancer surgeon, said he used to care for patients one at a time, but now as president and CEO of Lifespan, “I take care of them 10,000 at a time.”
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Babineau: ‘Health care is local’

Dr. Timothy J. Babineau misses seeing patients, but as Lifespan Corp.’s president and CEO for the past seven years, the former cancer surgeon has...
SOLE FACILITY: Above, from right, parents Garcel Felisor, father, and Yanida Awlvarado, mother, are pictured with their son, Giovanni E. Felisor, and a nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Hasbro is the only hospital in New England to perform in-utero surgery and other complex fetal procedures.
 / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL/RICHARD SCHULTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Hospital affiliations boost business and care

Last spring, a team of doctors at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence performed surgery on a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Surgeons covered the unborn...

Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...
SECURING SENIORS: Michael Vieira, left, certified aging-in-place specialist, and Justin Oakley, occupational therapist and home safety specialist, combined their expertise to create Oakley Home Access, a company that offers advice on home adjustments for people living with mobility issues, as well as builds and installs specialized equipment to make home life easier and safer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making homes safe, livable for seniors

Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira share a work history that dates back decades. As 16-year-old entrepreneurs, they sold quahogs door to door in the Narragansett...
WISH GALA: Emma Zielinski, second from left, and Wish Kid Ella Watters, third from left, pose for a photo with Ella’s father, Michael Watters, right, and Ella’s mother, Tracy Watters, left, at last year’s Children’s Wishes Passport Gala. This year’s gala, where Emma Zielinski will receive the 2019 Journey Award, will be held on May 10 at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln.
 / COURTESY DENNIS FORD

Editor’s Choice: Children’s Wishes holds Passport Gala fundraiser

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children’s Wishes holdsPassport Gala fundraiser CHILDREN’S WISHES will hold its second annual Passport Gala fundraiser to support the nonprofit’s programs on granting...
STURDY MEMORIAL Hospital has announced a partnership with Column Health that allows patients who seek treatment in Sturdy Memorial’s emergency room to immediately enroll in Column Health’s substance use disorder program. / COURTESY STURDY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sturdy Memorial, Column Health announce substance use disorder program alliance

ATTLEBORO – Two Massachusetts health care groups are working together on a new approach to caring for people with substance use disorders. Sturdy Memorial Hospital...
CARE NEW ENGLAND and Brigham Health have launched a website refuting claims that a proposed merger will drain Rhode Island of medical resources.

CNE, Brigham Health launch website touting proposed merger

PROVIDENCE - Care New England and Brigham Health are publicly promising to keep health care local and affordable, and reiterating that a merger between...

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