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Lifespan announces opposition campaign aimed at Partners’ CNE acquisition

PROVIDENCE - Citing a list of worries ranging from higher health care costs to patients, doctors and jobs being pipelined to Boston, Lifespan has...
DR. ELISSA JELALIAN of The Miriam Hospital will lead a trial community-based intervention program to help obese children from low-income families. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

The Miriam Hospital receives $2.5M for low-income child obesity program

PROVIDENCE - A $2.5 million federal grant will help a Rhode Island researcher determine whether repositioning an intervention program to help low-income obese children...

R.I. Hospital, Teamsters union agree to 5-year contract agreement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital and Teamsters Local 251 have reached a five-year contract agreement that became effective April 1, the hospital announced.According to...
HASBRO CHILDREN'S Hospital has announced a new alliance to coordinate some types of specialized care with Boston Children's Hospital. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Hasbro, Boston Children’s hospitals announce alliance

PROVIDENCE – An alliance between the region’s top children’s hospitals has been formed, aiming at improving treatment for kids diagnosed with complex conditions or...
DR, JAMES E. FANALE, president and CEO of Care New England Health System, says a new ambulatory care center and renovations to current facilities may take place as a result of a merger with Partners HealthCare. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CNE: Merger could mean more outpatient care

Updated at 9:46 a.m., April 12PROVIDENCE – Care New England may offer more outpatient services if the group’s proposed acquisition by Boston-based Partners HealthCare...
DR. TIMOTHY J. BABINEAU, president and CEO of Lifespan, believes that if the proposed merger of Care New England and Partners Healthcare goes through, Rhode Islanders will see reduced health care services offered and those that will be offered will be at a higher price. / COURTSEY LIFESPAN

Lifespan: CNE, Partners merger plan bad for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Though an incomplete application for a merger between Care New England and Boston-based Partners HealthCare has been filed with the state, Lifespan...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...

Bradley Hospital uses $200K CVS grant for new program to treat...

EAST PROVIDENCE – Parents seeking services for adolescents dealing with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders will soon have a dedicated place to...

N.E. Medical Innovation Center expands to new Providence site

PROVIDENCE – It’s only been a few months since the New England Medical Innovation Center opened its Chestnut Street location, but it’s moving down...
FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...
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