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UNAP rejects Lifespan’s reduced contract offer, union to strike Mon.-Thurs.

PROVIDENCE — United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 has voted to reject a new, $11 million smaller contract offer from Lifespan Corp. and...
PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Yellow fever vaccine shortage puts strain on Brown Medicine as only...

When the nation’s sole yellow-fever vaccine manufacturer paused production in April during a global outbreak, local travelers had one spot for shots, a recurring...

HSRI applying for reinsurance, sole proprietor access to employer market

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI is beginning work to apply for two 1332 waivers through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for a reinsurance...

Lifespan, UNAP prepare for strike at Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s hospitals...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. and United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 ended talks Tuesday afternoon without a resolution to their contract dispute, committing the...

Ocean State Healthcare names Charest new CEO and chief operating officer

PROVIDENCE – Richard R. Charest has been named CEO and chief operating officer of Ocean State Healthcare, the parent organization for Ocean State Urgent...

Lifespan: Strike staff cost will come from UNAP contract

PROVIDENCE — Lifespan has bought a full-page ad in the Providence Journal assuring patients they will have replacement staff during the strike United Nurses...

Tufts Health Plan Foundation grants $232K to R.I. organizations to boost...

PROVIDENCE — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has awarded a total of $232,585 to three Rhode Island organizations, part of the nonprofit organization’s 16-grant,...
RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL IMAGING / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL IMAGING

Rhode Island Medical Imaging installs new 4-ton MRI scanner

EAST GREENWICH – Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s new state-of-the-art, 4-ton Siemens Aera MRI machine was installed by crane July 11 after a crew removed...
DR. JULIA KATARINCIC / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Five Questions With: Dr. Julia Katarincic

Dr. Julia Katarincic, a University Orthopedics surgeon, specializes in the care of the hands and microvascular surgery for children and adults, with particular expertise...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...
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