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Larkin nominated as R.I. health director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jerome M. Larkin, director of inpatient infectious diseases consultation services at Rhode Island Hospital, has been nominated to be the new...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2022

1. PBN announces 2022 40 Under Forty honorees POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 10 Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 18th...
COVID-19 VACCINES will be made available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old in Rhode Island next week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE

McKee: COVID-19 vaccines for young children arriving in R.I. next week

PROVIDENCE – On the heals of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 18 recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages...

First probable case of monkeypox found in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The first probable case of monkeypox has been discovered in Rhode Island, the R.I. Department of Health announced Thursday. The department said a...
RECOVERY MODE: R.I. Department of Health Interim Director Dr. James McDonald, left, talks about the health care industry’s workforce woes at the PBN Health Care Summit on April 6. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Claire Levesque, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point32Health; Dr. Raymond O. Powrie, Care New England Health System executive chief of medicine; Dr. Matt Collins, chief medical officer and executive vice president at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, Lifespan Corp. CEO and president. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing, moderates. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Is Rhode Island facing a leadership “brain drain” amid a wave...

On June 2, the state said its interim health director, Dr. James McDonald, will be leaving the department next month. The announcement is the...

McDonald leaving R.I. Department of Health July 29

PROVIDENCE – Less than six months after the former longtime leader of the state agency resigned, the interim director of the R.I. Department of...

R.I. takes aim at hepatitis C in 5-year plan

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C infections in the Ocean State using a newly unveiled five-year plan. The...

RIHCA urges suspension of nursing home minimum staffing law

PROVIDENCE – According to the Rhode Island Health Care Association, nursing homes in the Ocean State are about to face millions in fines for...
RECOVERY MODE: R.I. Department of Health Interim Director Dr. James McDonald, left, talks about the health care industry’s workforce woes at the PBN Health Care Summit on April 6. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Claire Levesque, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point32Health; Dr. Raymond O. Powrie, Care New England Health System executive chief of medicine; Dr. Matt Collins, chief medical officer and executive vice president at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, Lifespan Corp. CEO and president. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing, moderates. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Babineau: ‘It is going to take us years to rebuild’

The COVID-19 pandemic left Rhode Island’s health care industry a shell of its former self, with a staffing crisis that continues to have massive...

Summit: Health system rebuild will take years

It can’t compare to the horror of a real war, such as in Ukraine, but health care systems have indeed been in a life-and-death...
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