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A $29.6M price tag for security in a pandemic

The state has paid $29.6 million to construct and maintain three field hospitals that have gone unused during the coronavirus crisis, but this insurance...
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence.  COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
LISA TOMASSO has been named director of external affairs at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. / COURTESY HARI

HARI names external affairs director, government relations assistant

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island and its members recently welcomed two new staff members, Lisa Tomasso, recently named director of external...
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...
After 25 years in the R.I. Senate, the last eight as its president, M. Teresa Paiva Weed succeeded Michael Souza as the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Teamwork achieves success

M. Teresa Paiva Weed  |  Hospital Association of Rhode Island president As a state senator and lawyer, my career has taught me that we can...
M. TERESA PAIVA WEED is the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. She served in the Rhode Island Senate for 25 years, and was previously Senate president from 2009-2017. /COURTESY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: M. Teresa Paiva Weed

M. Teresa Paiva Weed joined the Hospital Association of Rhode Island in April 2017. As HARI president, she oversees day-to-day operations of the association...
SOURCE: The Economic Progress Institute

Rhode Island bizs could lose under ACA repeal

While the national debate about the future of health care rages on in Washington, D.C., local employers are left to grapple with how repealing...
ABOVE, M. Teresa Paiva Weed, president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. HARI's annual economic activity study shows that in 2015, hospitals generated $7.6 billion in economic impact through direct spending and indirect effects on the Rhode Island economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals added $7.6B to R.I. economy in 2015

PROVIDENCE - Hospitals contributed an estimated $7.6 billion to the local economy according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island in its annual report...
HOUSE Republicans mustered enough votes to pass their health-care bill on May 4. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate. Pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

R.I. leaders express concern, disappointment over AHCA passage

PROVIDENCE - As the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, local legislators, officials and insurers weighed in, with most expressing...
RESIGNING FROM HER POSITION as R.I. Senate President to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island puts M. Teresa Paiva Weed in the position of lobbying her former colleagues after a one-year period away from the General Assembly.

Paiva Weed moving from lawmaker to lobbyist

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on March 22 announced she would immediately leave her Statehouse leadership post to become president of the Hospital...
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