Health Services

Free simulation seminar for medical device designers

PROVIDENCE – Computer simulation software developer Simulia, the Providence-based division of Dassault Systèmes, will offer a free, half-day seminar on medical electronics and...

Landmark considering merger with Memorial Hospital

Landmark Medical Center, which has been struggling financially and has approached Lifespan twice in the last year to discuss the possibility of joining the...

Lifespan: Patient safety is ‘highest priority’

The senior clinicians were there, of course, but also the managers in everything from personnel to housekeeping, corporate executives and trustees – almost 400...

Medicare seeks to deny payments on nine more conditions

WASHINGTON – New rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would add nine conditions to its list of preventable problems and...

$641,000 from feds aids health-center project

PROVIDENCE – Two federal grants will help Providence Community Health Centers move its Allen Berry clinic to a new, 60,000-square-foot facility on a brownfields...
TOCKWOTTON HOME, established in 1856 in Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood, is slated to begin construction of a new facility in East Providence this fall. It is scheduled to open in 2010. /

R.I.’s oldest nursing home to pioneer new practices

Imagine a nursing home furnished with day beds. At night, residents would sleep in them, but during the day, they’d be folded up as...

Commission warns about drug errors

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – The Joint Commission, which accredits health care facilities, issued an alert this month to try to reduce the incidence of...
BRADLEY HOSPITAL broke ground April 14 for a five-building addition, shown above, designed to use green space to help child patients relax.  /

Bradley expansion designed to meet children’s needs

When Bradley Hospital designed an addition to its five-building East Providence campus, hospital administrators were eager to create a patient-friendly facility. “With all the experience...

Toronto expert to give URI geriatrics lecture

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Geoff Fernie, a professor at the University of Toronto and vice president of research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, will speak...
FROM LEFT: Cheryl Senerchia, Citizens Bank senior vice president, and Peg Langhammer, Day One executive director. /

Citizens awards $25,000 for assault awareness

The Citizens Bank Foundation recently granted sexual assault-awareness center Day One $25,000 to mark April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The grant will go...
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