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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...
COMBATING COVID-19: Shannon Sullivan, interim chief operating officer at Women & Infants Hospital, was at the forefront of helping set up a field hospital at the former Citizens Bank building in Cranston to handle a possible influx of COVID-19 patients. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

There’s no problem too tough for Sullivan at Kent Hospital

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Shannon Sullivan | Women & Infants Hospital SHANNON SULLIVAN, interim chief operating officer at Women...
FAST TRACK: Dr. Caroline Chang has seen her direct-care dermatology practice grow to treating more than 500 patients.   / COURTESY DR. CAROLINE CHANG

Chang’s mantra at Rhode Island Dermatology Institute is putting patients first

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 WOMAN TO WATCH, HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Dr. Caroline Chang | R.I. Dermatology Institute IN JUST TWO YEARS, Dr. Caroline Chang...
SMOOTH OPERATOR: Brown Medicine Chief Information Officer David Hemendinger implemented IT strategies in order to help improve workflow at the physician group practice. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown Medicine’s Hemendinger remains steadfast within fast-paced health care

C-SUITE AWARDS 2020 CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY: Dana Alexander Nolfe | Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. INSOMNIACS TEND TO be studious thinkers. They’re...
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...

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