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Eric Cormier

Employers need to focus on easing tension

After nearly 18 months of facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, the global population is weary and fatigued. However, as businesses and individuals come up...

Five Questions With: Dr. Henry Sachs

Bradley Hospital President Dr. Henry Sachs has been an attending psychiatrist at the hospital, treating children with autism and developmental disabilities, for more than...

BHDDH website tracks mental health providers, open beds

PROVIDENCE – A new website is helping Rhode Islanders in need of inpatient mental health or substance use treatment search for help that is...
SHIELDED MEAL: Randi Beranbaum, founder and director of Be Collaborative Care in Providence, stands in the dining area at the center where people undergo group therapy for eating disorders. Barriers have been installed at a table so those under treatment can have in-person meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Group treatment programs adapt to keep the dialogue going

Never again will Randi Beranbaum take for granted the simple act of weighing one of her patients. “Blind” weigh-ins – in which someone steps on...
A. Kathryn Power

It’s time to take control where we can

We knew from the start that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to do more than make people sick. Just days after our country’s first...

BankNewport donates $255,000 to 52 community organizations

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently donated a total of $255,000 to 52 community organizations that support basic needs, according to a news release. The grants, intended...
REMODELING: Kathryn Power, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, says a reorganization proposal for Eleanor Slater Hospital will provide its patients with the appropriate care.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Questions raised over plans to restructure Eleanor Slater Hospital

The complicated finances and history of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital may take another turn. The network of four satellite hospital buildings, which care for...

Whitehouse legislation would boost mental health services for veterans

PROVIDENCE – Named in part after a Johnston native and former U.S. Marine, new legislation introduced recently by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., aims...
KATHRYN POWER, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & HOSPITALS

Five Questions With: Kathryn Power

Kathryn Power is the director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals. She discusses rising COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island...
Madalyn Ciampi in September became the first executive director of Providence Promise. The nonprofit, parent-driven organization was founded in 2018 and supports the post-secondary aspirations of Providence children and their families. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keep staff well-being in focus

Madalyn Ciampi | Providence Promise executive director The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every aspect of life, and the roles of many nonprofits have grown...
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