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THE ANNUAL Bravo Bradley gala raised a record-breaking $883,975. Left to right are pictured Joe and Betty Brito, co-chairs; Daniel J. Wall, Bradley Hospital president; Margaret M. Van Bree, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital; and Lawrence B. Sadwin, chair of the Bradley Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. / COURTESY AL WEEMS PHOTOGRAPHY

Bradley Hospital breaks record with $884K gala fundraiser

EAST PROVIDENCE - Rallying in support of Bradley Hospital more than 400 guests attended the annual Bravo Bradley Gala on June 1 and donated a...
PEOPLE IN RHODE ISLAND are more likely to report unmet need for behavioral health care services than in any other New England state, according to data from the Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by the state in 2014. / COURTESY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS

BCBSRI levels behaviorial health copays with primary care, lifts approval rule

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is making behavioral health doctor visit copays the same cost as primary care and...
DR. JASON RAFFERTY is trained in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. / COURTESY NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND COLLABORATIVE

Five Questions With: Dr. Jason Rafferty

Dr. Jason Rafferty, an attending psychiatrist and pediatrician at Thundermist Health Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, provides comprehensive behavioral health...
THE NORTHERN RHODE Island Collaborative honored Dr. Jason Rafferty for his work with students and staff at the center during its March 22 annual meeting. / COURTESY NRIC

Northern Rhode Island Collaborative honors Rafferty at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative recognized Dr. Jason Rafferty as a special partner at the organization's annual meeting March 22 for his ongoing cooperation...
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN named the Providence VA Medical Center Rhode Island's only Healthcare Equality Leader in its 2018 LGTBQ Healthcare Equality Index. Four Lifespan hospitals were also named Top Performers this year. / COURTESY HRC

Report: Providence VA Medical Center R.I.’s leader in LGBTQ health care...

PROVIDENCE – Providence VA Medical Center earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2018, the only hospital in the...
PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...
BRADLEY HOSPITAL offers a course teaching mental health first aid. The next round of classes will be held Dec. 21-22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Bradley Hospital offers course in mental health first aid

EAST PROVIDENCE – About one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness, and less than half of those people seek help,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...
MORE THAN 250 guests attended Bradley Hospital’s Bravo Bradley Gala “Putting on the Glitz,” which raised $477,200 in support of the hospital’s pediatric mental health care, education and research. Pictured are, from left, Sandy Stamoulis, RN, with former R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and his wife, Cynthia Stern Lynch. /COURTESY AL WEEMS PHOTOGRAPHY

Bradley Hospital raises $477K at annual gala

EAST PROVIDENCE – More than 250 guests attended Bradley Hospital’s Bravo Bradley Gala “Putting on the Glitz,” which raised $477,200 in support of the...
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