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Brown students’ nationwide study aims to gather perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines

PROVIDENCE – Research students at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University are hoping to get a sense of whether various factors, including...

Five Questions With: Dr. Elias Hyams

Dr. Elias Hyams joined the Brown Urology staff in February, arriving at the practice after holding leadership positions at Columbia University and New York...

Lifespan Cancer Institute expands to Bristol

BRISTOL – The Lifespan Cancer Institute has expanded to Bristol, where Dr. Peter Barth, a hematologist and oncologist, is now seeing patients. Barth, who is...

Women & Infants OB/GYN selected as examiner for specialty surgery certification

PROVIDENCE – A Women & Infants Hospital obstetrician and gynecologist will serve as an annual examiner for surgeons seeking certification from a national organization. Dr....

Jones to serve as interim director of BHDDH

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on Friday that Sec. Womazetta Jones will be immediately deployed to serve as interim director of the...

Health officials tracking increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Overdose deaths involving fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, are on the rise in Rhode Island, health officials say. The R.I. Office of the...

R.I. requires all health insurers to cover patient copays and expenses...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is now requiring all health insurance carriers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers who are seeking...
DR. JACK A. ELIAS will step down in his role as the dean of Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and become the university’s senior health advisor. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Elias stepping down as Warren Alpert Medical School dean; will become...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jack A. Elias will be stepping down in his role as dean of Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and will...
PANELISTS discuss the region's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on Thursday. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, from The Miriam Hospital; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. This was one of two panel discussions held during the summit.

PBN Health Care Summit: R.I. vaccine rollout has improved, but access,...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has improved its vaccination campaign to a point where it is among the nation’s most successful in administering first doses,...
GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center employees to unionize

PORTSMOUTH – The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 announced late Monday that the employees at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center voted overwhelmingly to...

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