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Don’t delay Memorial closing

A lawsuit filed earlier this month by the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5082 seeking a special master to oversee Care New England’s...
UNITED NURSES AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS Local 5082 has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court seeking a delay of the Memorial Hospital closure process pending a review of the filing of the reverse certificate of need as required by the Hospital Conversions Act. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

UNAP lawsuit seeks to halt Memorial closure, appoint special master

PROVIDENCE – United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5082 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court Dec. 7 seeking a special master to oversee Care New...
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...

Innovation’s cost is real: disruption

Innovation is a requirement of commerce. And right now, one of the industries being most stressed by innovation is health care. Surgery by robot...
CARE NEW ENGLAND is closing Memorial Hospital, with some services remaining long term. A second public-comment meeting will be held Dec. 4 to allow the community to voice concerns on the impact of the closure. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH schedules public-comment meeting on Memorial Hospital closure

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Department of Health tonight is hosting a second meeting to hear public comment on Care New England’s planned shuttering of...

Management is a service job

Dr. Louis B. Rice | University Medicine Foundation CEO, ­president and physician-in-chiefLeading a group of physicians is a complex endeavor that requires honesty and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health has ordered that Memorial Hospital take no new patients, halt surgeries and emergency medical services until Care New England's application to continue services is reviewed. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH halts emergency, surgery, new patient services at Memorial Hospital

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Health has ordered Memorial Hospital to stop taking new patients, surgeries and emergency services, effective Dec. 1, until...
A PUBLIC COMMENT hearing on Memorial Hospital's closing will be held Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at Goff Middle School at 974 Newport Ave. in Pawtucket. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH hosting public comment for Memorial Hospital closing

PAWTUCKET - Care New England's application to close Memorial Hospital is filed, and the R.I. Department of Health is holding a meeting Monday night at Lyman...
On Nov. 21, 2017, Care New England outlined the services that will remain after Memorial Hospital is closed. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Care New England keeping Memorial family care, internal medicine, moving residencies...

PROVIDENCE — Care New England has announced it will maintain Memorial Hospital’s Family Care and Internal Medicine Centers in Pawtucket and move the institutions’...
CARE NEW ENGLAND plans to close Memorial Hospital and leave some of its medical services intact. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

UNAP: Memorial services shuttering prematurely

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa sent Care New England Health Services a Nov....
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