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$6.3M grant funds Brown’s study on restoring muscle control after spinal...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Brown University have received a $6.3 million federal grant to fund the development and testing of a device designed to...

Lifespan’s new website feature connects patients with clinical trials

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp is offering patients streamlined access to clinical trials through a new portal on its website.The feature allows users to search...
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...

Hasbro Children’s begins $35M renovation

PROVIDENCE – A $35 million renovation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is now underway. State officials joined hospital leaders Sept. 17 to announce details of...
A sweeping $35 million renovation project at Hasbro Children's Hospital is expected to be complete by early 2022. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Hasbro Children’s announces details of $35M renovation

PROVIDENCE – A $35 million renovation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is now underway. State officials joined hospital leaders Tuesday morning to announce details of...

College Crusade of R.I. appoints 4 board members

PROVIDENCE – The College Crusade of Rhode Island, a nonprofit based in the city that helps students in low-income communities prepare for college, has...
INTERNAL FOCUS: After Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare pulled its application to acquire Care New England and CNE withdrew from talks with Lifespan and Brown University to develop a unified, statewide health care system, Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of CNE, says the company will now focus on internal priorities, including renovations at Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, over the next couple of years.
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CNE plots solo course (for now)

Care New England Health System’s proposed acquisition by Massachusetts health care giant Partners HealthCare ended abruptly in June when Partners pulled its application, after...
NEW USE: Care New England is considering an outpatient building on the Butler Hospital campus in Providence that currently houses an orthopedic and cardiology practice and has some empty space, for expanded ambulatory care services.
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Expanding ambulatory care seen moving patients away from hospitals

Ambulatory care expansion was high on the list of priorities that leaders at Care New England Health System brought to Partners HealthCare this past...
THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
LIFESPAN IS LAUNCHING the first of several planned free-standing, Lifespan-affiliated urgent care facilities around the state in Warwick in September.

Lifespan to launch urgent care clinic in Warwick, first of several...

WARWICK – Lifespan Corp. is opening an urgent care facility in Warwick, the organization announced Thursday.The urgent care facility will be the first of...
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