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HOSPITAL LEADERS recently testified in opposition to proposed state cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hospital leaders testify against cutting state match to Medicaid funds

PROVIDENCE – On Thursday, hospital leaders from throughout the state testified at the House Committee on Finance’s Human Services Subcommittee hearing on the Executive...
LISA TOMASSO has been named director of external affairs at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. / COURTESY HARI

HARI names external affairs director, government relations assistant

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island and its members recently welcomed two new staff members, Lisa Tomasso, recently named director of external...
JOHN J. HOLIVER, CharterCARE Health Partners CEO, was recently elected chairman of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island board of trustees. / COURTESY HARI

HARI elects new board of trustees chair, vice chair

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has recently welcomed CharterCARE Health Partners CEO John J. Holiver as the newly elected chairman of...
JEAN MARIE ROCHA, vice president of clinical affairs at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, was named “Nurse of the Year in a Nontraditional Setting” earlier this year by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association and Rhode Island Monthly. / COURTESY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

Rocha named ‘Nurse of the Year in a Nontraditional Setting’

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Nurses Association and Rhode Island Monthly named Jean Marie Rocha “Nurse of the Year in a Nontraditional Setting”...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...
FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...

Health, education see slow growth in R.I.

Lackluster growth in health and education employment could spell trouble for the Ocean State, where job gains or losses in any segment of the...
FISCAL HELP: Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health System, meets with Alyscia Grant, director of clinical integration and care-delivery redesign. Fanale anticipates improved finances in fiscal 2018, with the inclusion of a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in this year’s state budget. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Struggling R.I. hospitals welcome $16 million Medicaid boost

Rhode Island hospitals will see a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in the state budget this year, marking the first year-over-year increase in...
After 25 years in the R.I. Senate, the last eight as its president, M. Teresa Paiva Weed succeeded Michael Souza as the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Teamwork achieves success

M. Teresa Paiva Weed  |  Hospital Association of Rhode Island presidentAs a state senator and lawyer, my career has taught me that we can...
DR. G ALAN KUROSE, Coastal Medical CEO and president will be one of the panelists on the June 20 MACRA symposium. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care organizations sponsor symposium on the Medicare Access and CHIP...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and Healthcentric Advisor are hosting a symposium on MACRA, the Medicare Access...
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