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R.I. leaders address staffing concerns and overcrowding in emergency rooms

PROVIDENCE – As hospitals continue to grapple with a spike in respiratory viruses and overcrowded emergency rooms, state health officials and hospital leaders are...

Healthy Héroes wellness program expands in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Healthy Héroes, an after-school program designed to help children and their families develop healthy exercise and nutrition habits, is expanding to more...

Sturdy Memorial Hospital to launch app to support nurses

ATTLEBORO – Sturdy Memorial Hospital has partnered with Elemeno Health, a California-based software company, to launch a team empowerment app to support nurses. The new...

CCRI gets $400K grant to partner with Delta Dental

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced Friday it has received a $400,000 grant through the Strada’s Employer and Community College Partnership...

John Fernandez named Lifespan’s new CEO

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. has named John Fernandez, current president of Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General Brigham Integrated Care, its next CEO...

Surge in respiratory viruses is stretching hospital’s resources

PROVIDENCE – An unprecedented rise in respiratory viruses this season is stretching resources at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where wait times in the emergency room...

R.I. unemployment rate swells to 3.4%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from September, the R.I. Department of...

CVS pharmacists now allowed to prescribe antiviral treatment against COVID-19

WOONSOCKET – Pharmacists at more than 9,000 CVS Pharmacy locations can now prescribe Paxlovid, the antiviral treatment against COVID-19, in the first program of...
LIFESPAN CORP., Care New England and Brown University have jointly signed an aligned research collaboration agreement in order to build a more innovative and efficient approach to conducting health and medical research.

Lifespan, CNE, Brown jointly agree to align health research operations

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., Care New England Health System and Brown University will in fact join forces on health care-related matters in order to...

Walmart offers to pay $3.1B to settle opioid lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion legal settlement on Tuesday over the toll of powerful prescription opioids sold at its pharmacies,...
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