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THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health have selected six health equity zone teams for the Rhode to Equity program and will receive $775,000 in total funding to address social detriments of health in the state.

EOHHS, RIDOH select six teams for Rhode to Equity initiative

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health jointly announced Tuesday that six teams participating...
STAYING SHARP: Lori Duquette, owner of Duquette Family Eye Care Inc., says her upbringing in a large family taught her skills that have helped her run her own ­business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her focus on eye care was helped by upbringing

PBN Business Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Lori Duquette, Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. THE WORD “FAMILY” in Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. of North Smithfield means...

Commonwealth Care Alliance names McCarty R.I. general manager

PROVIDENCE – A nationally recognized health care nonprofit based in Massachusetts is expanding for the first time outside of the commonwealth, and not only...
EAST BAY COMMUNITY Action Program received a $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration that will be used to provide comprehensive mental health and substance-use disorder services within the Easy Bay community.

East Bay Community Action Program receives $4M grant to increase mental...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The East Bay Community Action Program became the beneficiary of a substantial seven-figure grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services...
ANGELA SLITT, a professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island, led a team of researchers to create a saliva-based COVID-19 test and launched a clinical trial this week. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI researchers launch clinical trial for new saliva-based COVID-19 test

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island have created a saliva-based COVID-19 test that is going to be...
FEELING SAFE: In 2019, two Providence Community Health Centers locations were designated as LGBTQ “Safe Zones” by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. From left are Dr. Andrew Saal, chief medical officer; Merrill Thomas, CEO and president; Michael Spoerri, health center director; Guillaume Bagal, former head of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and health center staffers Maria Quiroa, Ester DaCruz and Diane Sette. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Providence Community Health Centers provides a big safety net to keep...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Health Care: Providence Community Health Centers AS THE LARGEST primary health care provider in Providence, and with a patient base...
MAJOR MERGER: Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr. James E. Fanale has successfully signed a letter of intent to merge the health care organization with Lifespan Corp. after years of failed discussions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Despite challenges, Care New England’s Fanale moving health care ahead

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Business Leadership: Dr. James E. Fanale | CEO and president, Care New England Health System CARE NEW ENGLAND Health System CEO...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...
HEALTHY CONVERSATION: From left, Brown Medicine medical assistant Lisa Mallard, Nurse Care Manager LaNeir Johnson, medical assistant Mariah Pinheiro and Dr. Tony Wu have a discussion together at a counter at Brown Medicine’s East Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown Medicine provides the right dose of ‘Medicine’ for all

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Nonprofit – Large Company: Brown Medicine COLLEGIALITY AMONG PHYSICIANS, staff and leadership rarely surpassed by other health...
ESSENTIAL SERVICE: The Rhode Island Free Clinic has provided more than 40,000 free patient visits to uninsured, low-income adults over the last five years. CEO Marie Ghazal, right, speaks with primary care provider Marina Rodriguez, center, and psychiatric clinical nurse specialist Sylvia Weber.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island Free Clinic provides a much-needed lifeline for Rhode Island...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Social Service Agency: Rhode Island Free Clinic EVEN AFTER EXPERIENCING “significant disruption” this year due to the...

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