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Five Questions With: Cheryl Thompson

Southcoast Health’s Wound Care recently earned national recognition for clinical excellence at Charlton Memorial and St. Luke’s hospitals with a 2023 Center of Distinction...

Butler Hospital to host grand opening for new short-stay unit

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital announced it will hold the grand opening of its new short-stay unit on Monday morning. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for 11...

R.I. Senate OKs commission to explore creation of medical school at...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate approved a resolution establishing a 21-member commission to explore the possibility of creating a medical school at the University...
CHANGE OF PLANS: Jamie Sanford, left, administrator of Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence, and Richard Gamache, center, Aldersbridge Communities CEO, in May check on Elsie Ann Linde, 89, who had moved into rooms at Linn that have been converted to assisted living. Since then, the nursing home had to close but administrators are still awaiting approval to open a memory and dementia care unit.  
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Struggling nursing homes mull change in direction to save themselves

Richard Gamache was armed with a plan to save his nursing home this spring. The question was if he had enough time to put...
APP ­CHECKER: Dr. Gregory Jay, an emergency medicine physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, is one of the Lifespan Corp. staff members studying the accuracy of an app that uses a smartphone camera to analyze anemia in patients. 
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Lifespan app could help diagnose cases of anemia

Doctors say anemia affects many patients, but it’s not so simple to diagnose. Life­span Corp. researchers are looking for a better way. That’s why doctors...
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Five Questions With: Philip Eil

Philip Eil | Journalist and author, "Prescription for Pain: How A Once Promising Doctor Became the ‘Pill Mill Killer’ " 1. You’re a Rhode Island-based...

Lifespan rebranding to Brown University Health under new agreements

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest health system is getting a new name. Under an expanded affiliation agreement, Brown University and Lifespan Corp. announced Thursday that...

R.I. legislators pass bill to keep medical debt off credit reports

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly recently passed legislation that would protect Rhode Islanders from credit problems resulting from medical debts. The bills sponsored by Rep....

Five Questions With: Dr. Tiffanie Waldeck

Wood River Health recently announced it has partnered with PACE Organization of Rhode Island to provide diagnostic and preventative dental health services at PACE-RI’s...

Neighborhood Health’s Adekeye receives ACAP 2024 Making a Difference Award

SMITHFIELD – The Association for Community Affiliated Plans recently presented Tanitra Adekeye of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island with the organization’s 2024 Making...
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