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BUTLER HOSPITAL will be the site of a new 24-hour opioid treatment center, funded through the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals using a federal grant. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Raimondo, Butler officials detail $242K opioid-treatment program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Care New England representatives, along with officials from Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, announced...
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...
PICTURED FROM LEFT: Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of Hasbro; Barbara Goldner; Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England; Rhoda Perry; Margaret D. "Peggy" Farrell, partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP; Mary Marran; Patricia Thompson; and John Sinnott, vice president, Rhode Island District manager, Gilbane Building Co., at A Gallery Affair II at the Providence Art Club, which raised $88,000 for the Butler Hospital Foundation. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Butler Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraiser collects $88,000

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser, A Gallery Affair II, raised more than $88,000 to benefit research at the Providence Art Club Sept. 19. More...

Care New England CEO ‘confident’ Partners takeover deal will happen

PROVIDENCE – A week after Partners HealthCare said it was halting a potential merger with Care New England due to concerns with its finances,...
CARE NEW ENGLAND reported a $6.5 million loss int he company's fiscal third quarter ending in June. Above, one of the hospitals the organization operates, Memorial Hospital. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Care New England posts operating loss of $6.5M in fiscal Q3,...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England reported a $6.5 million operating loss for its fiscal third quarter through June, with the health care provider reporting...
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Study shows benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression

PROVIDENCE – Research recently conducted at Butler Hospital, a Care New England facility, evaluated whether treatment outcomes for depressed patients would be improved by...
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Five Questions With: Heather Schatten

Heather Schatten is one of three principal investigators on a five-year research study that uses innovative smartphone technology as a suicide-risk assessment tool. The...
WOMEN & INFANTS Hospital of Rhode Island is one of the Care New England facilities that will be affected by layoffs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Care New England announces layoffs, cites financial challenges

Updated 2:06 and 3:23 p.m. PROVIDENCE – A week after it announced it signed a letter of intent to join Boston-based Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts,...
BUTLER HOSPITAL employees who are members of SEIU District 1199 New England voted, 282 to 2, to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with Butler, a Care New England facility, on April 11. Pictured is Butler Hospital's Riverview Building. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Butler Hospital unionized employees approve new contract

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital employees who are members of SEIU District 1199 New England voted, 282 to 2, to approve a new collective bargaining...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER is one of four Rhode Island hospital that received an A grade in the Leapfrog patient safety report for the spring of 2017.

Four R.I. hospitals receive A grades in Leapfrog safety grade report

Four out of nine Rhode Island hospitals received the highest grade of A in the Leapfrog Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade report released Wednesday. Leapfrog...

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