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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...
HELPING HANDS: Erin Flaherty, left, a newly hired nurse at Kent County Memorial Hospital, practices inserting an IV as registered nurse Karen Wholey, middle, and Nurse Director Nicole Hebert offer advice. 
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Experienced nurses can be hard to find

For nearly four years, Erin Flaherty worked as a nurse in a Warwick urgent-care clinic. The job was rewarding but offered no chance of...
SMOOTH RIDE: Elijah Matthews, left, and Xavier Rivera work in central transport at Rhode Island Hospital in 2018. The job, often filled in the summer by interns, involves moving patients and equipment.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital summer programs start young interns on career path

For high school and college students, summer break doesn’t usually conjure up images of hospitals and medical offices. In the so-called “new economy” of the...
DR. C. JAMES SUNG has been appointed executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Sung to head CNE’s pathology and laboratory department

PROVIDENCE – Care New England has announced that its interim chief of pathology and laboratory medicine has been appointed head of the department. Dr. C....

Numbers may not add up for Lifespan-CNE deal

After years of low-key scrutiny, the proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Partners HealthCare has burst into public view in a...
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

Is Lifespan’s campaign to stop the proposed Care New England-Partners HealthCare...

The news that Brown University President Christina H. Paxson had taken a leave from the Care New England board of directors was a sign...
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...

R.I. health care providers agree to cap spending increases at 3.2%...

Nearly a decade after Rhode Island adopted price controls for health care that appear to be working, the state is doing more to contain...

Women & Infants earns nursing excellence recognition

PROVIDENCE – The Fertility Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been named a Nursing Center of Excellence by the Nurses’...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, May 6, 2019

The merger Dr. Timothy J. Babineau expected 11 years ago didn’t happen. Can Lifespan’s CEO find the health system’s missing pieces? Every week, PBN Editor...

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