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Butler Hospital, union avert strike

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital and the New England Healthcare Employees Union / SEIU, District 1199, today announced a tentative contract. The deal averts a strike...
JANET SHANSKY, a Myomics tissue engineer, holds a plate of cell cultures. The company has teamed up with CellCure to find new compounds to treat neuromuscular disease. /

Local startups Myomics and CellCure merge

PROVIDENCE – Local biotechnology startups Myomics Inc. and CellCure Inc. have merged into one venture focusing on the discovery and screening of new compounds...

Landmark eyes merger with Memorial Hospital

WOONSOCKET and PAWTUCKET – Landmark Medical Center, which has been struggling financially and has approached Lifespan twice in the last year to discuss the...

Commission warns about pediatric medication errors

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – The Joint Commission, which accredits health care facilities, issued an alert on Friday to try to reduce the incidence of...
TOCKWOTTON HOME is engaged in building the 'Nursing Home of the Future' both literally and figuratively. This rendering shows the nursing home/assisted living center's planned new home in East Providence, while the institution takes part in a study to reimagine how nursing homes are designed. /

Tockwotton Home to become lab for better elder care

PROVIDENCE – Tockwotton Home is partnering with three regional research and development entities to create what they call “a real-world laboratory” for new products,...

Lifespan leaders focus on patient safety

WARWICK – Nearly 400 Lifespan managers and executives gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings last Thursday for a symposium on patient...

Mass. report shows record-high life expectancy

BOSTON – A report last week from the Mass. Department of Public Health shows that life expectancy in the Bay State is as high...
DR. MAUREEN PHIPPS has been named recipient of the first Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty within the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. /

Women & Infants researcher wins Brown award

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Maureen G. Phipps, director of the Division of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital,...

Cancer registrars’ work spotlighted

CRANSTON – The more than 25 cancer registrars who work in Rhode Island health care organizations were recognized last week during National Cancer Registrars...

Matching renovation with corporate philosophies

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the third oldest hospice in the country, is looking at its LEED-certified renovations for a new Providence...
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