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3 health clinics achieve Blue Cross LGBTQ Safe Zone designation

PROVIDENCE – Three city health care providers were recently named as LGBTQ Safe Zones by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.The clinics...

Five Questions With: Dr. Amy Nunn and Guillaume Bagal

A new clinic expected to open this fall in downtown Providence will offer primary care along with express screenings for HIV, sexually transmitted infections...
ELANA ROSENBERG is the executive director for Youth Pride Inc. / COURTESY YOUTH PRIDE INC.

Five Questions With: Elana Rosenberg

Elana Rosenberg is the executive director for Youth Pride Inc., a Providence-based nonprofit that works with LGBTQ youth and pushes to end homophobic and...

BCBSRI names Lifespan Physician Group an LGBTQ Safe Zone

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has certified Lifespan Physician Group Inc. Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Services as an LGBTQ...
TOP SCORER: Hasbro is one of three Rhode Island companies to achieve a perfect score this year in the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. From left, Justin Haddock, licensing attorney; Dolph Johnson, executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Meghann Noonan, project engineer; and Dan Chasse, project ­manager. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

3 R.I. companies receive perfect Corporate Equality Index scores for LGBTQ...

Four Rhode Island-based corporations were listed in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index – a study that measures a corporation’s efforts...
DR. TIM CAVANAUGH, a nationally recognized leader in LGBTQ health, will care for LGBTQ patients at Thundermist’s Woonsocket site. He will also teach colleagues about health concerns LGBTQ patients face. / COURTESY THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER

LGBTQ health expert joins Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Dr. Tim Cavanaugh, a nationally recognized leader in LGBTQ health, joined Thundermist Health Center as a family medicine provider, which will improve...
DR. JASON RAFFERTY is trained in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. / COURTESY NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND COLLABORATIVE

Five Questions With: Dr. Jason Rafferty

Dr. Jason Rafferty, an attending psychiatrist and pediatrician at Thundermist Health Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, provides comprehensive behavioral health...
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...
SAFE ZONE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has added West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick to its growing list of LGBTQ Safe Zone certified providers. From left, Matthew Cooper, activities and social services; Pam Masciarott, social worker; Rachel Rodas, dietary aid; and Erica Lewis, social worker. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

West View earns LGBTQ Safe Zone certification

Effective relationships with doctors and care facilities require trust, which is difficult to come by for many in the LGBTQ community. But West View...
DR. DAVID C. SAVITZKY, chief child psychiatrist for the Lifespan-affiliated Gateway Healthcare, testified in support of legislation passed by the R.I. General Assembly last month to ban the practice of "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors in the state. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Five Questions With: Dr. David C. Savitzky

Dr. David C. Savitzky is the chief pediatric psychiatrist for Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan-affiliated behavioral health care nonprofit, who advocated as an independent citizen...
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