Sunday, April 18, 2021


Health Services

Power, embattled director guiding Zambarano Hospital reorganization, to resign April 9

PROVIDENCE – A. Kathryn Power, who returned to Rhode Island government to lead the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Development Disabilities and Hospitals, has...

Five Questions With: Christopher D. Palmieri

Christopher D. Palmieri, CEO and president of Boston-based Commonwealth Care Alliance, discusses the nonprofit’s plans to expand to Rhode Island this year. Commonwealth Care...

Blue Cross grants $610K to HabitatPVD for improvements to seniors’ homes

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help older people age safely in their own homes, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has...

3rd annual RI Life Index survey kicks off

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, some Rhode Islanders will be asked at random to participate in the RI Life Index...

R.I. health care providers join movement to customize care for seniors

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System’s Kent County Memorial Hospital and the health system’s Warwick primary care practice for older adults are among...
SIGNING UP: Kayla Amado, an occupational therapist, is one of the growing number of people applying to the Community College of Rhode Island nursing program. She is in the CCRI lab at the Warwick campus.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many nursing schools see spike in applications

Kayla Amado has seen the ­horrors of the coronavirus up close as a front-line worker. Amado worked in a Providence-based rehabilitation facility when COVID-19 cases...
STAYING SHARP: Lori Duquette, owner of Duquette Family Eye Care Inc., says her upbringing in a large family taught her skills that have helped her run her own ­business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her focus on eye care was helped by upbringing

The word “family” in Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. of North Smithfield means much more than just a business willing to serve families in...

Sugary beverage tax stirs up debate

New tax legislation could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, and it’s stirring up a debate over the measure’s potential positive...
ALWAYS AVAILABLE: Tonya Harris, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said the group’s shelters remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide people a safe haven if they were fleeing a violent situation, while the organization’s 24-hour hotline remained on call. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RICADV doesn’t stop protecting people from domestic violence during the pandemic

Sadly, even in a pandemic, home is not always the safest place to be. The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has posed an array of significant...

Butler psychiatrist elected to leadership position in national psychiatric group

PROVIDENCE – A Butler Hospital psychiatrist has been named program chair-elect of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, a national nonprofit. Dr....

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