Monday, September 20, 2021

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CAMPAIGN WORKER: Jane Barrows, founder of Lyme Newport, says awareness efforts about tick-borne infections have taken on new importance in the COVID-19 era because similar symptoms could lead to misdiagnosis. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Is COVID ‘bias’ hindering Lyme disease detection?

Jane Barrows’ troubles with Lyme disease began with a strange mark on her thigh. In 2008, she was doing some landscaping while wearing a bathing...

Five Questions With: Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, a registered nurse with more than 30 years of nursing experience, has returned to Rhode Island as The Miriam Hospital’s senior vice...

Union members vote to ratify 3-year nurses’ contract at Our Lady...

PROVIDENCE – Nurses at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital have voted to ratify a three-year contract with Prospect CharterCare, which owns the hospital. Members of...

Thrive to use $70K Rhode Island Foundation grant for housing program

WARWICK – A $70,000 grant awarded to Thrive Behavioral Health will support its Housing First RI program, the nonprofit says. The money was awarded by...

Webster Bank finances $11.2M loan to South County Health

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank recently provided an $11.2 million leasehold mortgage to South County Health, according to a news release. The 17-year loan will help...

Commonwealth Care Alliance donates $58K to 3 R.I. food-based nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Boston-based health care organization for people with complex medical needs, has donated a total of $58,000 to three...

Dr. McCance-Katz appointed chief medical officer at BHDDH and Eleanor Slater...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz has been named chief medical officer of Eleanor Slater Hospital and the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities...
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced to employees on Sept. 9, 2021, that all of its employees will have until Oct. 1 to get at least partially vaccinated, or potentially lose their jobs. / Courtesy Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. joins list of employers requiring vaccines

SMITHFIELD – Nonprofit Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is joining the the list of workplaces and health insurance providers in the Ocean State...
A PANEL of health care specialists offered advice on Thursday to health care workers and their employers during the “Summit for Health Care Professionals: Self Care Strategies for Enduring the Pandemic." From left is Kathleen Boyd, physician health program director at the Rhode Island Medical Society; Diane Mahoney, integrative therapy nurse at The Miriam Hospital; and Dr. Shideh Shafie, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Summit: Work-life balance paramount for wellness of health care providers

PROVIDENCE – It’s not enough for health care companies to make self-care resources and wellness initiatives available to their workers, especially during a stressful,...

Nelipak wins AmeriStar Award for medical device packaging design

CRANSTON – Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has won a 2021 AmeriStar Award for its Melitenyi CliniMAC Prodigy tubing set from the Institute of Packaging Professionals. The...

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