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Senate confirms new state leader for behavioral health 

The R.I. Senate Thursday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Richard Leclerc as the new director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Health,...
THE SCANDINAVIAN Communities Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Cranston has notified the families or residents that it will immediately reduce the number of people who can stay there.

Cranston nursing facility downsizing due to financial losses

CRANSTON – The Scandinavian Communities Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility is downsizing the number of available beds immediately. In a letter to families, Executive Director...

Senate leaders unveil bills to improve health care access, affordability

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Senate leaders unveiled a legislative package focused on improving health care access and affordability on Tuesday. The 25-bill package known as the...
Marianne Raimondo was appointed dean of the Rhode Island College School of Business in 2022. She joined RIC as a health care administration faculty member in 2013. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Boost skills to grow

Marianne Raimondo | Rhode Island College School of Business dean Rhode Island’s labor force has been largely stagnant since 2019, limiting our ability to grow...
THE FATE of Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, pictured above, and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence is at stake as state regulators consider Centurion Foundation’s proposal to buy the company that operates the two hospitals. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Not everybody sold on the proposed Centurion hospital transaction in R.I.

Some view the Centurion Foundation’s proposal to buy Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital from Prospect Medical Holdings as a...

R.I. third-best state for health care, Forbes Advisor finds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the third-best state in the nation for health care, according to a study by Forbes Advisor. The inaugural report compared...
CANCER FIGHT: Dr. Wafik El-Deiry, right, director of the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University, is one of the doctors pushing to get a National Cancer Institute designation for the center and is seeking help from state leaders. 
COURTESY BROWN ­UNIVERSITY

Funding, data sharing needed for R.I. to advance cancer innovations

When Dr. Wafik El-Deiry, one of the nation’s top physician-scientists and oncologists, came to Rhode Island in 2019, he was eager to help the...

CVS files antitrust suit against pharmaceutical company

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. on Jan. 29 filed an antitrust suit against a Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer over an alleged plan to illegally prevent...

WalletHub ranks R.I. fourth worst in nation to retire in

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the fourth-worst state in the nation for retirees, according to a study released Monday by WalletHub. The Florida-based financial website...

Job gains and free-spending shoppers lifted Wall Street in 2023, but...

NEW YORK (AP) – Job gains and raises helped power solid economic growth in the U.S. last year, but what if those gains were a mirage?  Gross...
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