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R.I. surgeon appointed state chair of national cancer program

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island cancer surgeon has been appointed the state’s chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Liaison Program. Dr....
DR. JAMES MCDONALD, left, newly named interim director of the R.I. Department of Health, and Gov. Daniel J. McKee speak about the leadership transition at the department since the resignation of former Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott during a COVID-19 update press conference on Jan. 27. / SCREENSHOT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ON WPRI-TV CBS 12

Interim RIDOH Director McDonald doesn’t rule out permanent role

EAST PROVIDENCE – The new interim director of the R.I. Department of Health didn't rule  out accepting the job on a permanent basis when...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,622 on Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Health reported. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 1,622, with 13 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,622, with 13 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health reported on Thursday. The...

McDonald to head interim leadership team at state health department

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday named Dr. James McDonald to head an interim leadership team at the R.I. Department of Health,...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,613 on Tuesday, the R.I. Department of Health reported. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 1,613, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,613, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health reported on Wednesday. That’s...
ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION bought a 117,360-square-foot commercial property at 200 Narragansett Park Drive in East Providence that’s now occupied by Hasbro Inc. The property was purchased recently from Paolino Properties LP. / COURTESY PAOLINO PROPERTIES LP

ZOLL Medical Corp. buys Hasbro-used E.P. facility for $18M

EAST PROVIDENCE – A 117,360-square-foot commercial property now occupied by Hasbro Inc. was recently sold by Paolino Properties LP to ZOLL Medical Corp. for...

McKee proposes health care spending watchdog program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing a Health Spending Accountability and Transparency program he says could help health care insurers and providers...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

State to hold second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting today

PROVIDENCE – Members of the public have another chance to voice their opinions about the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S 20th annual State of Tobacco Control report released Wednesday says that while Rhode Island has made progress to end tobacco use across the state, it still fails to adequately fund tobacco control programs and protect youths from flavored tobacco products.

Report: R.I. improves tobacco prevention efforts, but control programs still underfunded

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has made progress to end tobacco use across the state, it still fails to adequately fund tobacco control programs...

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