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CHANGE OF PLANS: Jamie Sanford, left, administrator of Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence, and Richard Gamache, center, Aldersbridge Communities CEO, in May check on Elsie Ann Linde, 89, who had moved into rooms at Linn that have been converted to assisted living. Since then, the nursing home had to close but administrators are still awaiting approval to open a memory and dementia care unit.  
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Struggling nursing homes mull change in direction to save themselves

Richard Gamache was armed with a plan to save his nursing home this spring. The question was if he had enough time to put...

Wood River Health partners with PACE-RI to provide dental services to...

WESTERLY – Wood River Health recently announced it has partnered with PACE Organization of Rhode Island to provide diagnostic and preventative dental health services...
HEALTHY DISCUSSION: PACE Organization of Rhode Island CEO Joan Kwiatkowski, right, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Health Care Summit and Health Care Heroes Awards event at the Providence Marriott on April 4. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Michael Wagner, Care New England Health System CEO and president; Dr. Kristin Russell, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island chief medical officer; Sen. Pamela J. Lauria, D-Barrington; and Dr. Raj Hazarika, Point32Health Services Inc. chief medical officer and vice president of commercial ­products. 
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Education, compensation key to addressing staffing shortages in health care

Now that American Rescue Plan Act funds have expired, the next six to eight months will be telling of what challenges remain in addressing...
SEN. PAMELA J. LAURIA, third from left, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Health Care Summit and Health Care Heroes Awards event at the Providence Marriott on April 4. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Michael Wagner, Care New England Health System CEO; Dr. Kristin Russell, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island chief medical officer; Dr. Raj Hazarika, Point32Health Services Inc. chief medical officer and vice president of commercial products; and Joan Kwiatkowski, PACE Organization of Rhode Island CEO. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN health summit: R.I.’s system gaining strength, but much more needs...

PROVIDENCE – Fragile. That’s the word that comes to Dr. Michael Wagner’s mind when he thinks of Rhode Island’s health care landscape. “As we ...

PACE-RI expands services in Newport

NEWPORT – PACE Organization of Rhode Island has expanded its services in Newport, effective Jan. 19. The nonprofit first reached the island in 2021, when...
ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of the PACE Organization of Rhode Island in East Providence, brought the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly model to the Ocean State when she founded the home health care service 16 years ago. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Joan Kwiatkowski

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Joan Kwiatkowski | CEO, PACE Organization of Rhode Island Joan Kwiatkowski’s story is one of resilience. She lost her...

PACE Organization of Rhode Island announces new chief financial officer

EAST PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island’s new chief financial officer says she hopes to continue to lead the health plan toward its...

PACE-RI, Delta Dental team up to offer dental services in new...

EAST PROVIDENCE – Plans for a specialized dental center in PACE Organization of Rhode Island’s new flagship center are moving ahead thanks to the...

PACE-RI awarded $40K grant from Fred M. Roddy Foundation

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island plans to use the $40,000 grant it received last week to help pay for a state-of-the-art rehabilitation...

PACE-RI purchases East Providence building for $3.8M, will move HQ

EAST PROVIDENCE — PACE Organization of Rhode Island, a nonprofit health plan for seniors with medical complexities, has purchased a new building for its...
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