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Brown researchers brief state health leaders on health care cost trends

PROVIDENCE – Some of Rhode Island’s top health care leaders heard from Brown University researchers last week on health care costs and cost growth...

Five Questions With: Dr. Megan L. Ranney

Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an attending emergency physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, founded and directs the Emergency Digital Health Innovation...

Brown establishes Policy Lab for scholars, government to work ‘shoulder to...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has launched a policy research center that intends to bring together university experts, government officials and community members to develop...

Providence City Council presses for restoration of state PILOT funds

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has put a price on its tax-free hosting of nonprofit institutions such as Brown University, Johnson & Wales University,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY President Christina H. Paxson has taken a temporary leave from the Care New England board of directors until the state rules on the proposed Partners HealthCare-Care New England merger. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown President Paxson takes leave from CNE board until state decision...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina H. Paxson has been granted a temporary leave from the Care New England board of directors until the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has released its annual update on its "Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion" action plan. In part, the report said 11.1% of the Brown faculty this academic year were from historically underrepresented groups, up from 8.1% in 2014-2015, before the action plan was implemented.

Brown details progress in annual report on diversity, inclusion

PROVIDENCE – Brown University continued to increase the number of its faculty, staff and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups, according to the university's...

Lifespan adds physician signatures to open letter against CNE-Partners merger

PROVIDENCE – As part of a public campaign against a proposed merger between Care New England Health System and Boston-based Partners HealthCare, 165 Lifespan...

Butler to celebrate 175th anniversary with edible art

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island restaurateur and nationally acclaimed modern artist are planning to work together to create an edible work of art to...
BIGGER IMPACT: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, a former cancer surgeon, said he used to care for patients one at a time, but now as president and CEO of Lifespan, “I take care of them 10,000 at a time.”
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Babineau: ‘Health care is local’

Dr. Timothy J. Babineau misses seeing patients, but as Lifespan Corp.’s president and CEO for the past seven years, the former cancer surgeon has...
SOLE FACILITY: Above, from right, parents Garcel Felisor, father, and Yanida Awlvarado, mother, are pictured with their son, Giovanni E. Felisor, and a nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Hasbro is the only hospital in New England to perform in-utero surgery and other complex fetal procedures.
 / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL/RICHARD SCHULTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Hospital affiliations boost business and care

Last spring, a team of doctors at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence performed surgery on a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida.Surgeons covered the unborn...
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