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Hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time

Hospitals across the U.S. are feeling the wrath of the omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges. This time, they...

McKee moves to protect R.I. hospitals, health care workers from civil...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee recently issued an executive order protecting hospitals and medical staff from civil damages if the care they provide...

Mass. activates National Guard to support hospitals; R.I. in discussions

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday he will activate up to 500 members of the National Guard to support understaffed hospitals...

HARI and CNE issue final review of Eleanor Slater Hospital system

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island and Care New England Health System’s final report to the state on their independent, third-party peer...
REMODELING: Kathryn Power, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, says a reorganization proposal for Eleanor Slater Hospital will provide its patients with the appropriate care.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Questions raised over plans to restructure Eleanor Slater Hospital

The complicated finances and history of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital may take another turn. The network of four satellite hospital buildings, which care for...

Amid pandemic, can we find more nurses?

With a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases this fall and hospitals nearing capacity, health care workers nationwide are scrambling to save lives – at...
MAJOR MERGER: Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr. James E. Fanale has successfully signed a letter of intent to merge the health care organization with Lifespan Corp. after years of failed discussions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Despite challenges, Care New England’s Fanale moving health care ahead

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Business Leadership: Dr. James E. Fanale | CEO and president, Care New England Health System CARE NEW ENGLAND Health System CEO...

Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. offers a perfect model for care

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 1,500-5,000+ EMPLOYEES 5. Prospect Medical Holdings Inc.  | Jeffrey H. Liebman, CEO, CharterCARE Health Partners |...
GETTING READY: R.I. hospitals are preparing for an expected surge of COVID-19 cases. Above, a worker at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick checks a patient to see if they need a ­COVID-19 test. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Businesses that have prepared for the worst will emerge first from...

An uneasy calm has hung over Rhode Island’s nearly empty streets. The specter of an invisible but deadly new coronavirus has left much of...
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...

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