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COMFORTABLE ­SURROUNDINGS: This is a rendering of what the 25-bed short-stay unit at Butler Hospital will look like when completed. The unit is expected to ease the demand on emergency departments at local hospitals that are treating people with behavioral health care needs. 
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Short-stay unit at Butler to ease burden at ERs

Normally, the auditorium at Butler Hospital in Providence is a gathering spot for conferences and panel discussions on behavioral health issues. But in early...

Crossroads to operate unused R.I. BHDDH facility as homeless shelter

PROVIDENCE – An unused property owned by the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals at 662 Hartford Ave. will be used...

McKee prioritizes tax cuts, education in $13.8B budget for fiscal 2024

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released a $13.75 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year, an increase of $148.6 million...

New program takes aim at Rhode Island overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – A nearly $900,000 federal grant is funding a new program aimed at the drug overdose crisis in the Ocean State. The Imani Breakthrough...
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...

Eleanor Slater Hospital to relocate 40 patients during renovations

CRANSTON – A $42 million renovation project at Eleanor Slater Hospital’s Regan Building is scheduled to begin this fall. Updates will include a new HVAC...
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