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Lifespan, CNE must prove merger’s worth

If persistence were always rewarded, then Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System would see their planned merger win quick approval by the...
Joan Retsinas

Grim U.S. stats we can do something about

COVID-19 has plunged us into the Age of Impotence. A government that once upon a time spearheaded the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...
Joan Retsinas

Charting our own course to our detriment

We Americans believe we are exceptional. The notion is bred into our psychic DNA. The history textbooks that have passed the scrutiny of local...

For college students, questions of coverage

As colleges and universities decide whether to reopen their campuses this fall, much of the discussion has focused on the ethics behind the decision...

Racism hinders COVID-19 care for some

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness – and...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announces plans to allocate COVID-19 relief funds to transform senior care and invest in the workforce for long-term care. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Governor wants to use COVID-19 relief funds to transform long-term care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced plans Wednesday to use $25 million of COVID-19 relief funds to address the immediate needs of nursing...

‘Herd immunity’ isn’t the answer

Since the start of the pandemic, the term “herd immunity” has spread almost as fast as the corona­virus. But its use is fraught with...
BATTLE AGAINST AIDS: Upward Health National LLC Vice President of Clinical Services Michele Kratz worked at Hahnemann University Hospital in her native Philadelphia at the tail end of the AIDS p andemic when she was 18. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing just the start for Upward Health’s Kratz

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Michele Kratz | Upward Health National LLC MICHELE KRATZ is a registered nurse at heart, but she’s done...
PAYING IT FORWARD: Brown Medicine CEO Ann M. Kashmanian had multiple mentors help guide her throughout her career. Now, she’s helping fellow women grow within the workplace. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Brown Medicine’s Kashmanian a guiding light through complex health care

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 OUTSTANDING MENTOR: Ann M. Kashmanian | Brown Medicine ANN M. KASHMANIAN, CEO of Brown Medicine, has played a vital role...

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