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NOT SOLD: Lynn Blais, a nurse at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, is skeptical of The Centurion Foundation Inc.’s acquisition plan. 
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Handle with care: Fate of hospitals in balance as regulators review...

Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. was seen as a hero a decade ago, swooping in to prop up the struggling Roger Williams Medical Center in...
A HEALTHY PLACE: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez has created what he calls a social venture, Nuestra Salud Productions LLC, to provide health information to the Latino community in Rhode Island. 
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The doctor’s dishing out doses of health facts to Latinos

(Editor’s note: This is the 44th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...

Building affordable housing units proving expensive

In May 2023, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and other state officials issued a press release touting a $101 million investment of State Fiscal Recovery...

Lists: Rhode Island’s SBA Lenders

Ranked by amount of loans distributed: 1. Bank Rhode Island | Amount of loans: $6.6 million 2. Ocean State Business Development Authority | Amount of loans:...

Lists: Rhode Island’s Largest SBA Loans

Number of 7A loans distributed: 15 Number of 504 loans distributed: 10 SUBSCRIBERS: Click here to view the complete list. For information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists,...

Lists: Rhode Island Distilleries, Breweries and Vineyards

Ranked by newest: 1 (tie). South County Distillers | Year founded: 2020 1 (tie). The Industrious Spirit Co. | Year founded: 2020 3. Rhode Island Spirits Rhodium Distillery & Tasting...
LANE CHANGES: Motorists on Interstate 195 face reconfigured travel lanes as they approach the Washington Bridge. State transportation officials have been trying different traffic patterns to alleviate congestion. 
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Washington Bridge crisis has nearly bisected region’s economy, but how to...

As the owner of one of the state’s few psychology practices that provides neuropsychological testing and evaluation, Karen Gieseke and her services have been...
SUSTAINABLE SHIFT: Dane Sheldon is the director of business development for AquasGroup in East Providence, which began by designing wastewater management systems for use by other manufacturers, and while it still makes these systems, the company has become more focused on developing water purification, recycling, recovery and storage systems.
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Meet the Makers: AquasGroup helps other manufacturers clean up their acts

It’s a doctor’s job to safely insert medical devices into patients and before they reach the operating room, it’s AquasGroup’s job to help ensure...

Would a 2nd medical school in R.I. be worth it?

Some state lawmakers are floating the idea of establishing a state medical school that would be a more-affordable alternative to Brown University and might ease persistent...

Lists: Adult Education Programs

Total number of adult education students: 12,370 SUBSCRIBERS: Click here to view the complete list. For information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists, or to make additions...
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