Groundwork in place to nurture R.I. medical tourism

TAKING ADVANTAGE: Ortho Rhode Island’s new building being constructed along Crossings Boulevard in Warwick will be the state’s first to take advantage of legislation exempting medical-tourism-themed facilities from the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate-of-need process.
 / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP
TAKING ADVANTAGE: Ortho Rhode Island’s new building being constructed along Crossings Boulevard in Warwick will be the state’s first to take advantage of legislation exempting medical-tourism-themed facilities from the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate-of-need process.
 / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP
RHODE Island is poised to capitalize on medically inspired travel between cities and countries, with Ortho Rhode Island Inc.’s pending three-story building next to Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, the prospect of a spinal-care practice interested in building nearby and legislation allowing them to avoid the state certificate-of-need process. Kelly Coates, president of the Carpionato Group, which owns the…

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