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EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an...
In a joint statement, Lifespan and Care New England said it submitted its revised application on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, to address questions from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP. AND CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS

How confident are you that the latest proposed merger between Lifespan...

Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System earlier this year signed an agreement to merge into an integrated academic health system with Brown...
5Q: Dr. James E. Fanale
CEO and president, Care New England Health System / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Dr. James E. Fanale

5Q: Dr. James E. Fanale | CEO and president, Care New England Health System 1. How has Care New England approached the issue of employees...
CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM and Lifespan Corp. both said on Wednesday that they have surpassed a 95% employee vaccination level, two days before the state's health care employee mandate. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND AND LIFESPAN

Lifespan, CNE surpass 95% vaccination rates ahead of Oct. 1 mandate

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s two biggest hospital companies are boasting employee vaccination rates surpassing 95% just days ahead of the Oct. 1 state-enforced mandate...

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans

Many Rhode Island companies that have already committed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates say they’re sticking with their deadlines rather than waiting for President Joe...

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...
EASING THE PROCESS: As the director of specialty pharmacy and 340B for Care New England Health System in Providence, Leslie Pires coordinates working with doctors and insurance companies, advising for patients to make sure they are responding to medications, navigating side effects and getting answers to their questions. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Leslie Pires

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Leslie Pires | Director of specialty pharmacy and 340B, Care New England Health System Leslie Pires had a conversation...

Statewide health research program receives $19.9M grant

PROVIDENCE – The Advance Clinical Translational Research program has received a $19.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the University...
TAKING ACTION: Dr. Olutosin Ojugbele, a pediatrician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, led the hospital’s application process for the “Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation” initiative. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Initiative at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to examine racial biases in pediatrics

Pediatric health care isn’t immune from racial inequities. That’s the starting point for a new grant-funded program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence and 11...
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could...

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