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Schwengel named president of Southern New England American Heart Association board

DR. ROBERT H. SCHWENGEL was named president of the Southern New England American Heart Association board. Schwengel, who has served on the board for...

Mechanics Cooperative Bank donates 8K KN95 masks to front-line workers

WELL-STOCKED: Taunton-based Mechanics Cooperative Bank has been supporting front-line workers with face masks throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The bank has donated a total of...

4 R.I. hospitals get ‘A’ grade, 3 earn ‘C’ from national...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hospitals have received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade spring ratings. Leapfrog, a national nonprofit, monitors quality...
UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT: Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, says visits to the hospital’s emergency room have dropped by nearly half since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A side effect of the pandemic: Emptier emergency rooms

Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, is used to seeing about 200 patients a day come through the...

3 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A’ safety grade from national nonprofit

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island hospitals have earned an “A” grade for safety from a national watchdog organization that keeps track of health care...

Five Questions With: Dr. Peter Cohn

Dr. Peter Cohn was recently named physician in chief of the cardiovascular center at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. Cohn served as interim...
SOLE FACILITY: Above, from right, parents Garcel Felisor, father, and Yanida Awlvarado, mother, are pictured with their son, Giovanni E. Felisor, and a nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Hasbro is the only hospital in New England to perform in-utero surgery and other complex fetal procedures.

Hospital affiliations boost business and care

Last spring, a team of doctors at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence performed surgery on a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Surgeons covered the unborn...

Charlton Memorial Hospital earns Baby-Friendly status

FALL RIVER – Charlton Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc. The distinction is awarded to facilities that...
THE SOUTHCOAST HOSPITALS Group, a subsidiary of Southcoast Health System, was named among Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2019 rankings. Above, Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith A. Hovan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Southcoast Hospitals Group named to Newsweek top hospitals list

FALL RIVER – Southcoast Hospitals Group Inc., a subsidiary of Southcoast Health System, was named No. 162 among United States hospitals in Newsweek’s World’s...

Southcoast Health recognizes Volunteer of the Year winners

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has recognized three individuals and The Concordia Choir as its 2018 Volunteer of the Year recipients. The three individual volunteers...

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