Health Services

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...

Mass. life expectancy reaches a record high

BOSTON – A report this month from the Mass. Department of Public Health shows that life expectancy in the Bay State is as high...

In this case, it is not a good idea<br> for R.I....

To the editor, The R.I. Department of Human Services and Gov. Donald L. Carcieri propose to save $46.6 million in fiscal year 2009 by re-balancing...

W&I researcher wins new Brown award

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