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Providence VA Medical Center study finds telehealth may be effective treatment...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center study has found that video telehealth visits may be an effective treatment for nonepileptic seizures. Researchers measured the...
TURNING THE PAGE: Tom Roberge, co-owner of Riffraff Bookstore + Bar, is hopeful that online book sales will increase when and if the business’s outdoor patio, now open daily with limited hours, closes in the winter. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Riffraff sells books like no one else

It seems fitting that a book was the inspiration for Riffraff Bookstore + Bar’s name. Tom Roberge, co-owner of the Providence business, credited the name...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...

Keck to step down as CEO and president of Blue Cross...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck will be leaving the local health insurer at...
BROWN UNIVERSITY's endowment ended the fiscal 2020 year at a record $4.7 billion, reflecting a 12.1% yearly return. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Brown ends fiscal year with record $4.7B endowment

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s endowment ended the university’s fiscal 2020 year at a record high of $4.7 billion, Brown announced Thursday. The university had a...

Court gives preliminary approval to Brown settlement agreement in women’s sports...

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has given preliminary approval to an agreement between Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League...

Beacon a lesson for hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...

CNE names Sullivan president and chief operating officer of Women &...

PROVIDENCE - Care New England Health System announced Monday that Shannon Sullivan, who has been serving as the interim chief operating officer at Women...

Brown University announces new Cancer Center

PROVIDENCE – The Cancer Center at Brown University has officially been established, the university announced this month. With 150 researchers and more than $40 million...
UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...

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