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NINE MAJOR Rhode Island employers were announced as founding participants in the new Supply RI initiative that aims to connect Rhode Island companies with Rhode Island suppliers, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

9 major R.I. employers commit to Raimondo’s Supply RI initiative

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that nine Rhode Island's largest employers have pledged to participate in the Supply RI initiative, which will...
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...
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Most-read stories during November 2017, on PBN.com

1. New sensor technology boosts, expands AVTECH capabilities. PUBLISHED IN PRINT: Sept. 22. Checking the power status of multiple servers in a data center...
LIFESPAN NET ASSETS increased $126.9 million year over year to $1.4 billion for the year ended Sept. 30, 2017.

Lifespan improves operations in FY 2017, generating more cash, paying off...

PROVIDENCE — The Lifespan Corp. nonprofit health system reported $14.6 million of operating income for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, in its...

BCBSRI, Lifespan, offer lower-cost managed care health plan

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island  and Lifespan’s new coordinated care health plan, BlueCHiP Direct Advance, will cost 10 percent...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL recently secured a $5.8 million grant for cartilage and joint research. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Rhode Island Hospital wins $5.8 million COBRE grant for cartilage, joint...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Hospital’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Skeletal Health and Repair has won a $5.8 million, 5-year Phase III COBRE...
AGAINST THE CLOCK: The neuro-interventional team at Rhode Island Hospital finishes performing a thrombectomy procedure on a patient with an acute ischemic stroke. Speeding stroke treatment by minutes can dramatically improve recovery time and results.   / COURTESY RICHARD SCHULTZ

Lifespan perpetually aiming for health care’s horizon

Excellence at an Enterprise Company | Lifespan Corp.Becoming a leader in providing health care and in research has been instrumental in allowing Lifespan Corp....
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO.1 in the nation in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade national rankings for having 5 of 7 reviewed hospitals score an A rating. / COURTESY LEAPFROG

R.I. ranked first in Leapfrog hospital safety guide with 5 A-rated...

PROVIDENCE — Five out of seven Rhode Island hospitals won A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, earning the state first place in...
LIFESPAN'S DR. DOREEN WIGGINS, an obstetrician-gynecologist and surgical oncologist who focuses on breast cancer, is also director of the cancer survivorship program at the Women's Medicine Collaborative at Lifespan. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Five Questions With: Dr. Doreen Wiggins

Lifespan’s Dr. Doreen Wiggins, an obstetrician-gynecologist and surgical oncologist who focuses on breast cancer, is also director of the cancer survivorship program at the Women's...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence launches PVD Healthworks to boost health care, social assistance workforce

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city’s Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull met with state officials and health industry representatives Friday...
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