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A MODULAR UNIT IS RAISED by a crane on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, to be lowered into place as part of the "Bowdoin Street Rowhouse," an 8-unit affordable-housing development that's being developed by the nonprofit One Neighborhood Builders at the 101 Bowdoin St. site of a deadly fire that occurred in 2018. / PHOTO COURTESY STEPHEN IDE OF ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

One Neighborhood Builders behind $2.2M modular home project in Providence

PROVIDENCE – They looked like children’s building blocks being stacked neatly together, as the prefabricated modular homes that make up the “Bowdoin Street Rowhouse”...
IN LIGHT OF RISING COVID-19 CASES, Lifespan Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has updated its visitation policy "to ensure the safety of patients and staff," including a three-hour time span for visits and a limit on the number of visitors for inpatients at Rhode Island Hospital.

R.I. Hospital tightens visitation to 3-hour window amid COVID-19 surge

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., the state's largest hospital system, announced on Wednesday that it's tightening visitation policies, limiting visitors for inpatients at Rhode Island...
THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER is sticking with its current quarantine policies, calling the new guidance for a five-day quarantine "risky" and "somewhat controversial." / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Providence VA sticks with longer quarantine; not adopting new CDC guidance

PROVIDENCE – While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered updated guidance this week, dropping its recommended time for asymptomatic people to...

Patients at VA Providence now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for patients at the VA Providence Healthcare System. On Jan. 6, John Kirby, a veteran, was the first nonemployee...

$2M NIH grant to fund research on relationship between sleep disruption...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Butler Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center have received a $2.24 million federal grant from the National Institutes of...
Jennifer Marquis-Caruso / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Jennifer Marquis-Caruso

Jennifer Marquis-Caruso | Chief of veterans affairs, R.I. Office of Veterans Services 1. Women are the fastest-growing group of American veterans. What are some...

Providence VA Medical Center study finds telehealth may be effective treatment...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center study has found that video telehealth visits may be an effective treatment for nonepileptic seizures. Researchers measured the...

$200K award funds psychologist’s neurostimulation work on treatment for risky substance...

PROVIDENCE – A $200,000 award will fund a two-year research study at the Providence VA Medical Center on the effectiveness and safety of transcranial...
LAWRENCE CONNELL was appointed director of the Providence VA Medical Center last month. / COURTESY VA PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Five Questions With: Lawrence Connell

Lawrence Connell, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has assumed his new role as director of the Providence VA Medical Center on June 23. The...

Providence VA Medical Center cuts ribbon on new ICU, parking garage

PROVIDENCE – The Providence VA Medical Center celebrated the completion of two multimillion-dollar projects last week, with ribbon-cuttings at its new intensive care unit...
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