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Joan Retsinas

COVID-19 has exposed weakness in health insurance system

Before the coronavirus, advocates for national health insurance did not convince a swath of the electorate to support them. The employer-based system, after all,...
Brad Artery

Clinician burnout is a fixable condition

In late 2019, the American Medical Association deemed clinician burnout an epidemic. That was before COVID-19. We certainly wouldn’t have chosen this pandemic to...
PBN'S HEALTH CARE SUMMIT was held online on Wednesday morning with panelists from the health care and business arenas.

PBN Summit: R.I.’s real pandemic test still to come

PROVIDENCE – Panelists at PBN's online Health Care Summit on Wednesday gave Gov. Gina M. Raimondo high marks for her efforts to slow down...
LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT: Lovely R. Suanino, a respiratory therapist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J., demonstrates setting up a ventilator in the intensive care unit of the hospital in this 2005 file photo. / AP FILE PHOTO/MIKE DERER

Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients

U.S. hospitals bracing for a possible onslaught of coronavirus patients with pneumonia and other breathing difficulties could face a critical shortage of mechanical ventilators...

U.S. coronavirus crisis long time in making

As the coronavirus pandemic exerts a tighter grip on the nation, critics of the Trump administration have repeatedly highlighted its changes to the nation’s...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Neil D. Steinberg

Neil D. Steinberg | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. The Rhode Island Foundation released its 10-year health plan for the state in January....

Health care and your business

Does your company change health care providers every year? No: 100% Yes: 0% What drives your change in health care providers? (Select any that apply) We don’t change...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg speaks at a donors event in October. The foundation announced Friday that it awarded a record $56 million to approximately 2,000 area nonprofits in 2019. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation issues record $56M in grants to nonprofits in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation one-upped itself in helping the nonprofit community in 2019. The foundation announced Friday that it awarded $56 million in...

Coronavirus freaked markets, not the Fed

The U.S. equity market finally took notice of the coronavirus, which now is spreading from China to other countries and increasing the risk of...
DR. ASHISH K. JHA has been named the new dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Jha named new Brown School of Public Health dean

PROVIDENCE – The current faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute has been appointed as the new leader for the Brown University School...

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