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CARE NEW ENGLAND reported an operating loss of $33.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, noting Memorial Hospital's closure was a major factor in the loss.

Care New England shows revenue growth, but reports $33.7M operating loss

PROVIDENCE – Care New England released its FY 2018 first quarter report Thursday, showing an operating loss of $33.7 million and a loss of...
SAFE ZONE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has added West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick to its growing list of LGBTQ Safe Zone certified providers. From left, Matthew Cooper, activities and social services; Pam Masciarott, social worker; Rachel Rodas, dietary aid; and Erica Lewis, social worker. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

West View earns LGBTQ Safe Zone certification

Effective relationships with doctors and care facilities require trust, which is difficult to come by for many in the LGBTQ community. But West View...
PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. /  PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...

Stamoulis receives lifetime achievement award for nursing career

SANDY STAMOULIS was presented with a lifetime achievement award during the 2017 President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner hosted by Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro...

Opioid plans must have many facets

While it is simple to group the thousands of drug-overdose deaths that have come to Rhode Island as a piece of the opioid crisis,...

CDC: Flu Vaccine 59 percent effective for kids against most common...

PROVIDENCE — This year’s flu vaccine is 25 percent effective for all ages and more than 59 percent effective for children up to eight-years-old...

PBN’s Top 5: Hospitals

PBN’s list of the top five hospitals, ranked by 2016 net patient revenue. For more information, or to purchase one of our top lists, visit HERE or reach...

BCBS names area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers

PROVIDENCE —  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named several area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for five areas of specialty care as...
THE NUMBER OF outpatient positive influenza tests for the 2017-18 flu season far outweighs inpatient positive tests across all age groups except for those 65 and older. / COURTESY RIDOH

R.I. weathers intense flu season short Memorial Hospital’s emergency room

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island hospitals are handling increased emergency calls during a flu season the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “intense,” rivaling...
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