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Five Questions With: Keith Hovan, CEO and president, Southcoast Health System...

Keith Hovan | CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc. 1. What measures are being taken by Southcoast Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic?...
TAILORED CARE: Physical therapists Karl Busch, left, and Peter Dionisopoulos, owners of Dynamic Performance & Rehab in Johnston, opened their own practice so they can treat clients with more time and individual care. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

They’re the dynamic duo of physical therapy

A strong desire to work for themselves and treat clients with more time and individual care prompted Peter Dionisopoulos and Karl Busch to open...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Down, but not out: R.I., bizs hurting but also stepping up

The bold headline at the top of Page 1 in PBN’s first digital-only edition in its 34-year history says it all: KNOCKED DOWN, BUT...
CREATIVE WORKOUT: Trey Evans takes part in an online yoga class using his laptop and headphones at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston on March 24. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Thinking outside the gym during coronavirus

Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to re-create the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now...

Job Lot buys $250K worth of cleaning supplies for health, government...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot has donated $250,000 to buy masks, gloves, eye protection and cleaning supplies for health care and government...

Southcoast Health opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

DARTMOUTH – Southcoast Health System Inc. has opened one of the first drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Bristol County, Mass., The Herald News reported...

Block Island residents face stay-at-home order

NEW SHOREHAM – People living on Block Island would be ordered to stay at home for 14 days to help limit the spread of...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL plans to put a third tent up on its campus to screen emergency department arrivals for respiratory symptoms. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Rhode Island Hospital plans to open coronavirus screening tent at ER...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital plans to open a tent outside its emergency room entrance to screen patients for respiratory symptoms, Lifespan Corp., the...
CVS HEALTH’s Aetna is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus. Specifically, the company said many of its customers will not have to make co-payments or other forms of cost sharing if they wind up admitted to a hospital in the insurer’s provider network. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays

One of the nation’s biggest health insurers is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus. CVS Health’s insurer Aetna said Wednesday that...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

CVS plans to hire 50K, add benefits for employees during COVID-19...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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