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INTERNAL FOCUS: After Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare pulled its application to acquire Care New England and CNE withdrew from talks with Lifespan and Brown University to develop a unified, statewide health care system, Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of CNE, says the company will now focus on internal priorities, including renovations at Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, over the next couple of years.
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CNE plots solo course (for now)

Care New England Health System’s proposed acquisition by Massachusetts health care giant Partners HealthCare ended abruptly in June when Partners pulled its application, after...

Philanthropy Calendar, June 7, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

Hospital Association of Rhode Island recognizes 9 ‘Hospital Heroes’

PROVIDENCE – Nine employees from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s member hospitals were named “heroes” recently for their job performance and dedication to...
HELPING HANDS: Erin Flaherty, left, a newly hired nurse at Kent County Memorial Hospital, practices inserting an IV as registered nurse Karen Wholey, middle, and Nurse Director Nicole Hebert offer advice. 
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Experienced nurses can be hard to find

For nearly four years, Erin Flaherty worked as a nurse in a Warwick urgent-care clinic. The job was rewarding but offered no chance of...
BIGGER IMPACT: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, a former cancer surgeon, said he used to care for patients one at a time, but now as president and CEO of Lifespan, “I take care of them 10,000 at a time.”
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Babineau: ‘Health care is local’

Dr. Timothy J. Babineau misses seeing patients, but as Lifespan Corp.’s president and CEO for the past seven years, the former cancer surgeon has...

Four R.I. hospitals penalized for high patient injury, infection rates

PROVIDENCE — Four Rhode Island hospitals have been penalized with a 1 percent reduction in Medicare payments for fiscal 2018 by the federal Centers...
MIRIAM HOSPITAL WAS RANKED the No. 1 hospital for 2017-2018 in both Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Local hospitals receive high-performance ratings from U.S. News

PROVIDENCE – U.S. News and World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings last week, with three hospitals in the region assigned specific ranks. In...
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