Health Services

Lynch, Children’s Health Forum announce $1.2M in lead-poisoning grants

PROVIDENCE – Six local agencies will receive $1.2 million to help eliminate childhood lead poisoning across Rhode Island, according to R.I. Attorney General Patrick...

Westerly Hospital third ‘baby friendly’ in R.I.

WESTERLY – Westerly Hospital has joined South County Hospital and Newport Hospital as the third “baby friendly” hospital in the state, the R.I. Department...

R.I. Hospital, Miriam among top for heart care

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital have again been named among the top 100 in the nation for cardiovascular care by...

Bradley experts provide guidance on medication

EAST PROVIDENCE – Experts from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center have joined colleagues from 11 other institutions to develop recommendations for clinicians considering...

Bay State to invest $1M to narrow racial gaps

LAWRENCE, Mass. – Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is giving out $1 million in grants to agencies throughout Massachusetts to combat ethnic and racial health...

‘CarePages’ help moms with babies in the NICU

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital has created a new Web-based “CarePages” service to help families whose babies are hospitalized to stay connected with...

Roger Williams pageant raises money for hospital

A group of 10 male Roger Williams University students competed with one another in pursuit of the coveted “Mr. RWU” crown, in the process...
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Corporate leaders need to lead more on budget debate

The public discussion regarding the expected Rhode Island budget deficit of $450 million, while characterized by finger pointing and partisan-driven solutions from every quarter,...
REGISTERED NURSE Colleen MacTavish-Thurber talks with patient Alice Lemos at Grandview Center in Cumberland. Lemos, who was read her last rites shortly before Thanksgiving, has outlived her doctors’ expectations. /

When life doesn’t end as expected

Melinda Lemos-Jackson sought hospice care for her mother soon after her Parkinson’s disease was deemed to have reached its end stage last January. Medicare...

R.I. Hospital researcher to receive $19.6M grant

A kidney specialist at Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded a $19.6 million federal grant to fund another five years of research into ways...

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