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Miriam Hospital wins federal grant to study post-incarceration opioid treatment

PROVIDENCE — Miriam Hospital has been awarded a federal $215,157 National Institutes of Health grant to study an innovative opioid addiction program for incarcerated...
VNA OF RHODE ISLAND, in Warwick, announced it will close on Dec. 20, and has arranged to transfer its patients to Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice in Middletown.

VNA of Rhode Island closing Dec. 20

WARWICK — VNA of Rhode Island, a home care and hospice organization, announced Wednesday it is closing Dec. 20, and will arrange to transfer...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Nurses to protest as St. Joseph’s pension receivership unfolds

PROVIDENCE — The St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan, in receivership and requiring $43 million to fully fund, may cut benefits...
UNIVERSITY MEDICINE HAS launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island, above, for medical assistants employed by the medical group aspiring to become licensed practical nurses. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

University Medicine, CCRI collaborate on nursing apprentice program

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Medicine has launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island for medical assistants employed by the medical group...
ERIC J. BEANE was appointed the R.I. Secretary of Health and Human Services by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in May. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Five Questions With: Eric J. Beane

Gov. Gina Raimondo appointed Eric J. Beane as R.I. Secretary of Health and Human Services in May. Beane had served as acting DHS director...
DR. LISA LICARE, an obstetrician/gynecologist, has joined Newport Women’s Health in Newport. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Licare joins Newport Women’s Health

NEWPORT – Dr. Lisa Licare, an obstetrician/gynecologist, has joined Newport Women’s Health, a Lifespan Physician Group practice affiliated with Newport Hospital.“As an OB-GYN, I...
DR. BRADLEY COLLINS, an internist and hospitalist practicing at the Miriam Hospital, has been elected the new president of the Rhode Island Medical Society. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL SOCIETY

R.I. Medical Society names new officers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society recently announced three new officers for the upcoming year and honored three doctors for their service to...
APPROXIMATELY 100 NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH Plan of Rhode Island employees helped repair and paint the Pawtucket Tides Family Services facility in September. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

NHPRI employees pitch in on Tides Family Services facility renovation

PAWTUCKET – More than 100 employees of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island joined forces with dozens of other community volunteers to spend three...
DISCUSSING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT and other issues at PBN's Health Care Summit are, from left, Melissa Cummings, senior vice president and chief customer officer for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Zachary Sherman, executive director of HealthSource RI; Dr. Thomas Bledsoe, primary care internist at University Medicine Foundation; Dr. John B. Murphy, executive vice president for physician affairs at Lifespan; and Tia Bush, vice president for site operations at Amgen Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN 2017 Fall Health Care Summit tackles ACA reform, opioid epidemic

WARWICK — Panelists at the Providence Business News Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Thursday morning agreed that the Affordable Care Act...
CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

CHIP funding expiration risks 27K R.I. children’s health care coverage as...

PROVIDENCE — Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9...
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