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THE FATE of Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, pictured above, and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence is at stake as state regulators consider Centurion Foundation’s proposal to buy the company that operates the two hospitals. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Not everybody sold on the proposed Centurion hospital transaction in R.I.

Some view the Centurion Foundation’s proposal to buy Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital from Prospect Medical Holdings as a...
HELP ON THE WAY? Nurses Leah Kosteva, foreground, and Mary O’Reilly prep a room at Rhode Island Hospital. The state has reentered the Nurse Licensure Compact, which would allow nurses to work in multiple states without obtaining a new nursing license in each of those states. Joining the compact may assist the recruitment of nurses to Rhode Island. 
COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

R.I. reenters Nurse Licensure Compact to stave off potential hospital staff...

After seeing what the shortage of health care workers did to Rhode Island hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state decided to reenter the...

Police investigating assault of 3 Lifespan health care workers

PROVIDENCE – Police are investigating three reports of aggravated assault at two Lifespan Corp. hospitals last month, according to a report from WPRI-TV CBS...

Neronha, RIDOH move forward with Centurion’s proposed purchase of CharterCARE

PROVIDENCE – After getting delayed twice because of incomplete applications, The Centurion Foundation’s attempt to purchase CharterCARE Health Partners from Prospect Medical Holdings is...

Rhode Island rejoins multistate nurse licensure compact

PROVIDENCE – Following a six-year pause, Rhode Island has opted back into a shared licensure program that allows nurses to practice throughout most of...
BUTLER HOSPITAL in Providence was one of the places where health care workers conducted  informational picketing recently because of what they say is subpar working conditions, which includes understaffing. COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals

Health care workers across the state are grappling with a mix of low pay and poor working conditions that is driving colleagues away from...

Registered nurses at Roger Williams Medical Center vote to join union

PROVIDENCE – Registered nurses at Roger Williams Medical Center voted last week by a 2-1 margin to join the United Nurses and Allied Professionals,...
WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL is in danger of getting scooped up by an out-of-state, for-profit corporation as a result of the merger between its current owner, Care New England Health Systems, and Lifespan Corp. being denied by the Federal Trade Commission and Rhode Island's attorney general, according to Lynn Blais, president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS

Mixed reactions: Anger, relief over Lifespan-CNE merger denial

PROVIDENCE – Reactions to the denial of a merger between Rhode Island’s major nonprofit hospital systems were mixed on Thursday, as stakeholders and critics...
UNDER A NEW EMERGENCY POLICY, the R.I. Department of Health allowed a state-run hospital and a privately run nursing home to allow COVID-19 positive employees into the workplace over the past weekend, Jan. 1 through Jan. 2, due to short staffing. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HOSPITALS

Should workers who are COVID-19 positive be allowed to work in...

The R.I. Department of Health on Dec. 31 began allowing medical facilities in the state to use employees who are positive for COVID-19 to...
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