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Health care sector sees new wave of attacks

Care New England Health System has recovered from a cyberattack that knocked out its website, email and other internal systems for a week late...
CARE NEW ENGLAND said that it has resolved a cyberattack that began impacting the health system on June 16. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

CNE says system is “up and running” after last week’s cyberattack

PROVIDENCE – After a cyberattack caused a system-wide shutdown of Care New England’s website, email and other internal systems last Tuesday, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday...
CARE NEW ENGLAND is experiencing a computer-system crash and is operating on its backup system. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

No patient information accessed after CNE computer system failure

PROVIDENCE – Care New England computer systems crashed on Tuesday in a systemwide failure that is now "under control," according to Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO...
UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT: Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, says visits to the hospital’s emergency room have dropped by nearly half since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A side effect of the pandemic: Emptier emergency rooms

Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, is used to seeing about 200 patients a day come through the...
CARE NEW ENGLAND has enacted visitor limitations at its hospitals in response to the coronavirus. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Coronavirus concerns prompt no-visitor policy at Care New England hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, Care New England Health System announced today that visitors are banned from all of...

Updated beds to arrive at Kent, Women & Infants hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System announced plans to replace 421 patient beds at Kent County Memorial Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. The...

Cancer program at Kent Hospital earns Commission on Cancer accreditation

WARWICK – The cancer program at Kent County Memorial Hospital has earned three-year national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a program run by...

Kent Hospital to host open house for nursing applicants

WARWICK – Kent County Memorial Hospital plans to hold a nursing recruitment event this week in an effort to increase its qualified nursing and...

Spaulding to open third outpatient center in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Spaulding Outpatient Center at Kent County Memorial Hospital will open its third location this week. The center will offer treatment for people...
DEDICATED STAFF: Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, back left, head of a special unit dedicated to seniors at Kent Hospital, speaks with, from left foreground, Dr. Julio Defillo Draibe; Leyda Urugutja-Cante, medical social worker; and Kim Jones, occupational therapist. Fulton said Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for its older adult population.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals, health systems prepare to accommodate influx of older patients

Since February, when Kent County Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care for Elders unit opened, the 10-bed section has been full of patients age 75 and...

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