Saturday, January 22, 2022

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BROWN DERMATOLOGY SETTLED a discrimination complaint that was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, after the family member of a deaf patient said the practice failed to provide a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments between 2018 and 2021. / COURTESY BROWN DERMATOLOGY

Brown Dermatology agrees to pay $31K in deaf patient’s discrimination case

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island dermatology practice with 10 locations across the state reached a $31,000 settlement on Thursday over allegations of discrimination lodged...

High Purity gets $15M federal contract; plans 4th facility in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – High Purity New England on Wednesday announced a $15 million federal contract that will help it open a fourth manufacturing facility here. The...
PUTTING CO-CEOS IN CHARGE of a proposed hospital merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health Systems could lead to conflict and the arrangement should be short-term, according to health care administration experts and local stakeholders. Care New England has been led by president and CEO James E. Fanale since 2018, while Lifespan has been headed by its president and CEO Tim Babineau since 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTOS DAVE HANSEN MICHAEL SALERNO

Co-CEO arrangement could spell trouble for Rhode Island hospital merger

PROVIDENCE – Two heads are better than one, the old saying goes.  But that’s not the case when it comes to putting co-CEOs in charge...

R.I. Veterinary Medical Association taps LoMonaco as new president

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Katee LoMonaco, an associate of Scituate Animal Hospital since 2014, has been selected as the new president of the Rhode Island...

Five Questions With: Morgan Goulet

Morgan Goulet joined Husch Blackwell’s Providence office as senior counsel in November. He comes to the national law firm after serving as senior legal...

Sturdy Memorial Associates announces new chief medical officer

ATTLEBORO – Sturdy Memorial Associates has appointed Dr. Paul Fu, a neurologist, as its new chief medical officer. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Fu...

R.I. Women’s Cancer Screening Program offers free breast, cervical screenings

PROVIDENCE – In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is underscoring its support of the Rhode Island Women’s...

Brown School of Public Health staff urges vaccine mandate for Providence...

PROVIDENCE – In an open letter sent Jan. 14, more than two dozen researchers and epidemiologists at Brown University School of Public Health urged...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 4,725, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 4,725, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said on Friday.  Hospitalizations...

Lifespan CEO pens open letter on staffing shortages

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. is dealing with unprecedented staffing shortages, forcing the state’s largest health care network to retool some procedures in its intensive...

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