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HOMEHEALTH Visiting Nurse in Lincoln is among a group of area home health organizations to be recognized for superior patient care.

4 home health groups honored for quality of care

PROVIDENCE – Four area home health care organizations have been honored by Strategic Healthcare Programs, a California-based performance improvement company. HopeHealth Visiting Nurse in Lincoln,...
DR. DAVID WAZER is the director of the Lifespan Cancer Institute. /COURTESY LIFESPAN DAVID DINOBILE, of Johnston, opens his door to find Hasbro Children’s Hospital representatives waiting to honor him as this year’s volunteer of the year. /COURTESY BILL MURPHY/LIFESPAN

Volunteers of the year from Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s hospitals honored...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals’ volunteers of the year were honored during surprise ceremonies in July. Alex Richard, of Cranston, is this...

Nursing home staffers postpone strike plans after letter from Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Nursing home staff workers that had committed to an Aug. 5 strike date said they will postpone their strike after receiving a...

Lown Institute ranks Lifespan 9th best health care system in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – In rankings released by the Lown Institute last week, Lifespan Corp. was included in the top 10 hospital systems in the country.  Lifespan,...

How to get most out of telehealth

COVID-19 has led to a boom in telehealth, with some health care facilities seeing an increase in its use by as much as 8,000%. This...

Brown study indicates way to reduce overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found that expanded access to medications for opioid use disorder in prisons and jails can reduce overdose deaths...

R.I. legislators signal their support for nursing home workers’ plans to...

PROVIDENCE – A number of Rhode Island legislators and community organizations signaled their support on Thursday morning for nursing home workers' plans to strike...

U.S. News ranks The Miriam Hospital No.1 in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital was named the best hospital in Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area in U.S. News & World Report’s...
BLUE CROSS & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $75,000 to Local Initiatives Support Corporation Rhode Island to support its work with community development corporations.

$75K grant from BCBSRI goes to social services nonprofit

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island, a Providence-based social services nonprofit, a...
LAWRENCE CONNELL was appointed director of the Providence VA Medical Center last month. / COURTESY VA PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Five Questions With: Lawrence Connell

Lawrence Connell, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has assumed his new role as director of the Providence VA Medical Center on June 23. The...

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