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CNE adds 6 doctors to orthopedic and sports medicine department

WARWICK – Care New England Health System has added six new physicians to its Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, who will practice...

Kent Hospital to invest $1.7M in patient verification systems after 4...

WARWICK – Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, has agreed with the R.I. Department of Health to invest at least $1.7 million into...

R.I. ranks third in Leapfrog hospital safety guide with 5 A-rated...

PROVIDENCE – Five of eight Rhode Island hospitals rated by The Leapfrog Group won A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, earning the...
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN named the Providence VA Medical Center Rhode Island's only Healthcare Equality Leader in its 2018 LGTBQ Healthcare Equality Index. Four Lifespan hospitals were also named Top Performers this year. / COURTESY HRC

Report: Providence VA Medical Center R.I.’s leader in LGBTQ health care...

PROVIDENCE – Providence VA Medical Center earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2018, the only hospital in the...
FIGHTING PARKINSON’S: Rich Gingras, center, a retired New England boxing champion, opened The Parkinson’s Place gym in Pawtucket to help Parkinson’s patients mitigate the effects of the disease through fitness. He works with Stuart Marshal, left, of Bristol, and Chuck Eckhardt of North Attleborough. / 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boxing therapy an effective treatment for Parkinson’s patients

There's no cure for the progressive, neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease, but physical training is an effective treatment, as Rich Gingras, founder of The Parkinson’s Place...

Top Doctors List names 279 local physicians to ranks for 2017-18

PROVIDENCE – About 279 physicians in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been named by their peers to the Top Doctors List for...
MICHAEL MULLER, clinical pharmacist specialist in neonatology at Women & Infants Hospital, was named Health System Pharmacist of the Year at the 49th Annual Installation Banquet of the Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Jan. 6. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Muller named pharmacist of the year at RISHP banquet

WARWICK – Michael Muller, clinical pharmacist specialist in neonatology at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, was named Health System Pharmacist of the Year...
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...
CARE NEW ENGLAND is closing Memorial Hospital, with some services remaining long term. A second public-comment meeting will be held Dec. 4 to allow the community to voice concerns on the impact of the closure. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH schedules public-comment meeting on Memorial Hospital closure

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Department of Health tonight is hosting a second meeting to hear public comment on Care New England’s planned shuttering of...
A PUBLIC COMMENT hearing on Memorial Hospital's closing will be held Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at Goff Middle School at 974 Newport Ave. in Pawtucket. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH hosting public comment for Memorial Hospital closing

PAWTUCKET - Care New England's application to close Memorial Hospital is filed, and the R.I. Department of Health is holding a meeting Monday night at Lyman...
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