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SEAN VARANO, Roger Williams University criminal justice professor, worked with Pamela Kelley, executive director of Kelley Research Associates, to develop a database for Plymouth County overdose service calls to coordinate overdose-prevention outreach. /COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Varano helps develop database to assist police in overdose-prevention outreach

BRISTOL – Police in Plymouth County want to proactively prevent opioid-overdose deaths, something a database created by Roger Williams University Criminal Justice Professor Sean...
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS learn how to communicate with and support children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer, during a Childern's Lives Include Moments of Bravery program training session. Southcoast Health has teamed up with Children's Treehouse to offer the training. /COURTESY CHILDREN'S TREEHOUSE FOUNDATION

Southcoast Health, Children’s Treehouse offer emotional-support training through CLIMB program

FAIRHAVEN – Southcoast Health and Children’s Treehouse Foundation are teaming up to train local health care and community leaders how to provide emotional support...
SOUTHCOAST HEALTH PATIENTS using the MyChart app, shown above, to view test results and appointments will also now be able to view imaging results previously requiring a formal request. /COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Imaging results added to MyChart app for Southcoast Health patients

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health patients using the MyChart app to view test results and appointments will also now be able to view imaging...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Mandi Willoughby, baby Ian and Graham Willoughby, middle, meet with resident Arthur Schena. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Commonwealth House: Assisted living that feels like home

Graham and Mandi Willoughby, owners of Commonwealth House in Warwick, Rhode Island’s smallest assisted-living facility, tout personalized, small-scale care.The facility is located within a...
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Cancer Action Network volunteers, from left, Robert Bailey, Ted Simon, Ryan Strik, Venus Tian and Ramone Johnson attended an R.I. House Finance Committee hearing in support of increased funding for the state's tobacco-control program. /COURTESY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER ACTION NETWORK RHODE ISLAND

R.I. ACS CAN: State legislature can do more to improve cancer-prevention...

WARWICK - Rhode Island’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program was level funded this year at $375,000, far below the Centers for Disease Control and...
PETER MARINO IS the CEO and president of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. /COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Peter Marino

Peter Marino has been CEO and president of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island since 2014. The nonprofit provides comprehensive health care coverage to...
DEIRDRE MILLONES IS AN advocate who works with domestic-violence victims. The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is running an online survey to gauge attitudes toward domestic violence. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

RICADV running online survey to gauge attitudes toward domestic violence

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Coalition Agaisnt Domestic Violence is working with professional research and evaluation firm McClanahan Associates Inc. to run an online...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH’S College of Nursing will use a $1.8 million grant to help its nursing program diversify the nursing workforce in nearby Fall River and New Bedford. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing wins $1.8M grant to diversify nursing...

DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s College of Nursing won a $1.8 million grant in July from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration...
DIANA FRANCHITTO IS CEO and president of HopeHealth, which recently partnered with University Medicine and expanded its palliative and hospice services into Massachusetts. /COURTESY HOPEHEALTH

HopeHealth partners with University Medicine, expands services to Mass.

PROVIDENCE - Nonprofit HopeHealth, which partnered with University Medicine in July months after a recent expansion into Massachusetts, is aiming to stay ahead of...
BUILDING GOOD HABITS: Susanne Murtha, left, a health coach with Simplicity Health Plans, talks with South County Health data analyst Claudia Chighine about the benefits of the health care provider’s wellness program, Well Beyond. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

500-1,999 Employees | 1 | South County Health | Creating incentives,...

CEO (or equivalent): Louis R. Giancola, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 969The Well Beyond program, incentivizing healthy choices among South County Health employees since...
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