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LOSING CONNECTION? Dr. Kevin Baill, associate chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Nikole Kennedy, operations coordinator. Baill says telehealth has been crucial during the ­COVID-19 pandemic, but he worries about more-stringent cross-border regulations.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Out-of-state telehealth visits hit some snags

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was hailed as a lifesaver, allowing patients to see their doctor virtually without the risk of...

Care New England announces 2 leadership promotions

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System has announced two promotions within its top leadership. Dr. Raymond O. Powrie has been named chief clinical officer...

Butler announces new behavioral health access director

PROVIDENCE – A longtime Butler Hospital staff member has been appointed to director of behavioral health access. Butler, a Care New England Health System hospital,...

R.I. Alzheimer’s expert among group offering guidance on groundbreaking treatment

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island doctor was among a group of leading Alzheimer’s disease experts who presented detailed guidance last week on the use...

Butler names associate chief nursing officer

PROVIDENCE – A registered nurse who’s spent nearly 20 years in psychiatric nursing has been appointed associate chief nursing officer at Butler Hospital. Andrea McGinn...

CNE psychiatrist to be honored for support of Colombian American culture

PROVIDENCE – A Care New England Health System psychiatrist is being honored for his work in supporting Colombian American culture. Dr. Alvaro Olivares will receive...

Butler psychiatrist to lead adolescent and young adult services

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Tammi-Marie Phillip, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, has been appointed chief of adolescent and young adult services at Butler Hospital. Phillip’s...

Butler Hospital doctor appointed to NIH mental health council

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Patricia Ryan Recupero of Butler Hospital has begun serving on the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of...

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent...
LIFESAVER: Erin Cooney, a barber, credits telemedicine with saving her life in December, when she realized after a fall that something was seriously wrong and was able to hold a videoconference with her doctor. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Push on to make benefits of telehealth permanent

Seeing a doctor became much easier in the pandemic for many people who avoided travel time, office waits and the risk of exposure to...

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