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Commonwealth Care Alliance names McCarty R.I. general manager

PROVIDENCE – A nationally recognized health care nonprofit based in Massachusetts is expanding for the first time outside of the commonwealth, and not only...

CVS take on 2021 gets rosier, profit jumps 11%

CVS Health Corp. hiked its 2021 forecast and beat Wall Street's first-quarter as a growing insurance business countered hits the health care giant took...

Bradley Hospital receives $10M grant for first-of-its-kind sleep research center

EAST PROVIDENCE – Bradley Hospital has received a $10 million National Institutes of Health award to support the creation of the country’s research center...

Five Questions With: Dr. Joseph Renzulli

Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a longtime Rhode Island urologist and associate professor of urology at Yale School of Medicine, is taking on new roles as...

Center for Bariatric Surgery names new director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Beth Ryder, a bariatric surgeon, has been appointed director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program run by The Miriam...

Lifespan hospitals offering COVID-19 vaccine to emergency room patients

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are now being offered to adult emergency room patients at Lifespan Corp.’s hospitals. Shots are available at Rhode Island Hospital, The...

Care New England names new executive chief of surgery

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Melissa M. Murphy, a colorectal surgeon, has been appointed executive chief of surgery for Care New England Health System. Care New England...

WPRI: Chemical spill causes 20 to be hospitalized at Zoll manufacturing...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty employees of the Zoll Medical Corp. medical manufacturing facility at 525 Narragansett Park Drive were hospitalized Thursday evening after a chemical...

Prospect withdraws ownership-change applications after threat to close hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. on Friday withdrew applications under the state Hospital Conversions Act that sought to change its ownership structure, leaving...
SHOT IN THE ARM: Moises Fortes of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. The organization will receive $4 million from the American Rescue Plan to help keep services going. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. health centers get crucial cash injection

Karen Mazzola had tears in her eyes when she administered Thundermist Health Center’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot late last year. “I was just overwhelmed with...

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