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CareLink to expand tele-dentistry at nursing homes with grant extension

EAST PROVIDENCE – CareLink’s Inc.’s tele-dentistry program, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue to offer remote dental care for seniors living in long-term...

$904K federal grant to support CareLink’s Alzheimer’s program

EAST PROVIDENCE – New supports and treatment programs for Rhode Islanders living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers are soon to be developed thanks...
CRUCIAL CHECKUP: Margaret Vargas, right, a dental hygienist with nonprofit CareLink Inc.’s mobile dental clinic, conducts an examination of Sister Anne Kelly at The Villa at Saint Antoine in North Smithfield. The clinic serves 3,000 patients at 53 Rhode Island nursing homes.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Demand for dental care program growing, but funding isn’t

For more than 13 years, CareLink Inc. has traversed Rhode Island with a mobile dentistry practice, serving elderly, low-income patients in nursing homes who...
ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of the PACE Organization of Rhode Island in East Providence, brought the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly model to the Ocean State when she founded the home health care service 16 years ago. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Joan Kwiatkowski

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Joan Kwiatkowski | CEO, PACE Organization of Rhode Island Joan Kwiatkowski’s story is one of resilience. She lost her...
BRENDA SEAGRAVE-WHITTLE, left, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s chief marketing officer, and Tracy McCaughey, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island's managing director of compliance and ethics and corporate compliance officer, have been named Career Achiever and Outstanding Mentor, respectively, in Providence Business News' 2021 Business Women Awards program. / COURTESY HUGHES FIORETTI PHOTOGRAPHY / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Seagrave-Whittle, McCaughey among top honorees recognized in PBN’s 2021 Business Women...

PROVIDENCE – In looking back on her 30-plus years working in health care, Brenda Seagrave-Whittle is in awe of those who worked with her...
PATIENT-FOCUSED: Throughout her various leadership roles, Christine Gadbois, now the CEO of CareLink Inc., has worked to expand health care access to patients. At her initiative, CareLink recently developed a psychiatry consultation program for nursing home and group home residents. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gadbois sets tone for CareLink through leading by example

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Health Care Services: Christine Gadbois, CareLink Inc. Volunteering as a 13-year-old candy striper set up Christine Gadbois for a...
SPANNING THE GAP: Magdalena Andreozzi, founder of Grands Flourish Inc., says many of the grandparents her organization supports lost contact when many group functions switched to online-only after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now Andreozzi is using a grant to get those people reconnected. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis exposes depths of the ‘digital divide’

When Magdalena Andreozzi moved workshops offered by her nonprofit online during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, she expected some bumps in the transition. After all,...

CareLink offers respiratory training for nursing home, assisted living staff

EAST PROVIDENCE – CareLink Inc. has launched a customizable training program for nurses and other staff who work with nursing home patients suffering from...
Chris Gadbois is an advanced practice public health nurse who became CEO of East Providence-based CareLink Inc. in 2019. Later that year, she was elected president of the nonprofit Rhode Island Public Health Association, an affiliate of the American Public Health Association.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Help volunteers succeed

Chris Gadbois | CareLink Inc. CEO; R.I. Public Health Association president When I was elected president of the Rhode Island Public Health Association, I could...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation awarded $3.7 million in grants to 34 behavioral health nonprofit organizations through its COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

34 behavioral health nonprofits receive $3.7M from R.I. Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Approximately $3.7 million in grants were issued to 34 nonprofit behavioral health organizations by the Rhode Island Foundation through its COVID-19 Behavioral...

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