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THE NEW GUARD: Fuller says UMass Dartmouth has many capabilities to...

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the region’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Mark Fuller acknowledges...

Veterans are answering call for workers

With many workplaces struggling with fallout from the “Great Resignation,” it’s no surprise to see veterans increasingly stepping into the breach. Veteran unemployment peaked nationally...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: Winning dish now on Gregg’s menu

A few years ago, I had the privilege of serving as a judge for the Rhode Island Hospitality Association Education Foundation’s statewide culinary competition. The...
Anish A. Surya

The supply chain lesson from pandemic

COVID-19 has exposed the skewness in the globalized supply chain. During the pandemic, the disruption of the value chain was common across most, if...
PUTTING CO-CEOS IN CHARGE of a proposed hospital merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health Systems could lead to conflict and the arrangement should be short-term, according to health care administration experts and local stakeholders. Care New England has been led by president and CEO James E. Fanale since 2018, while Lifespan has been headed by its president and CEO Tim Babineau since 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTOS DAVE HANSEN MICHAEL SALERNO

Are you concerned about new leadership coming to the state’s two...

In the past month, the leaders of Rhode Island’s two largest health care systems both announced plans to step down, following their latest failed...

Merger fallout claims CNE leader

Fallout from the latest failed attempt to merge the state’s two largest health care systems continues. Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr....
FULL HOUSE: Jack Hennessey, left, restaurant manager at Avvio Ristorante in Cranston, and Raul Estevez, general manager, hold a meeting with the staff at the restaurant. Avvio is owned by the Newport Restaurant Group. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTAURANT GROUP/KRISTIN TEIGE

Dining Out: Big batch of hiring at NRG

It is a familiar theme. Hospitality and dining are in the entertainment business. With the spring season beginning, the opening of arts and cultural...
BATTLING BURNOUT: On April 26, union nurses and other employees at Women & Infants Hospital protested a new policy preventing front-line caregivers from taking holiday vacation time. The hospital is one of many employers dealing with pandemic-induced staffing shortages. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Are staff shortages negatively affecting your individual workload or your company’s...

While some businesses have prospered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many more have struggled through one existential competitive or economic challenge after another. The latest...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
HELPING HAND: John Schreiber is one of about 50 travel nurses who have been hired temporarily to fill open positions at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. The use of travel nurses at hospitals has increased because of a labor shortage. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Hospitals find good, bad in hiring travel nurses

For most hospitals, employing travel nurses isn’t new: before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick typically had eight to 10 travel...

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