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WELLONE'S PROGRAM coordinators, Lisa Schiffman, left, nurse care manager, and Nicole Masse, accept an award at a June 2 WISEWOMAN meeting. /COURTESY WELLONE

WellOne wins WISEWOMAN challenge

BURRILLVILLE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, with locations in Burrillville, Scituate, Foster and North Kingstown, announced it won the R.I. Department of...
PRIME HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION'S acquisition of Memorial Hospital has spurred legislation to expedite the hospital merger review process. COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

R.I. Senate passes legislation to expedite hospital mergers

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would expedite the transaction that involves the merger of two hospital systems and the...
WEDDING MECCA: A renowned culinary scene along with mansions and beaches have helped Rhode ­Island become a wedding-destination mecca. Pictured, Christen and Peter Amenta celebrate their marriage at the Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport on June 16, 2013.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Weddings and small businesses – a Rhode Island love affair

Home to mansions and beaches, museums, historical ­architecture and a renowned culinary scene – Rhode Island has everything you’d want in a wedding-destination mecca,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are warning Rhode Islanders to take precautions against Lyme disease.

State agencies offer Rhode Islanders advice on Lyme disease

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management have teamed up to encourage Rhode Islanders to take precautions...
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS participate in the Zombie Walk in Providence's Burnside Park before proceeding to the Rhode Island Statehouse, where an awards ceremony was held. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DOH: Providence youth turning away from tobacco use

PROVIDENCE – Fewer Providence teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored-tobacco products than do their peers from other Rhode Island cities following Providence’s 2013 tobacco...
Peter F. Kilmartin

Kilmartin seeks expanded Medicaid-fraud authority to fight home health care abuse

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia to urge the federal government...
CharterCARE Health Partners

CharterCARE Health Partners buys Blackstone Valley Surgicare

PROVIDENCE – Blackstone Valley Surgicare, Rhode Island’s largest freestanding ambulatory surgery center, has been acquired from Surgical Care Affiliates by CharterCARE Health Partners. The...
Terrie Fox Wetle

Wetle steps down as dean of Brown University’s School of Public...

PROVIDENCE – Seventeen years after helping to launch Brown University’s School of Public Health, Terrie Fox Wetle is stepping down as dean. A search...
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

March of Dimes recognizes R.I. for reduction in preterm birth rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received the March of Dimes Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award on May 1 for the state’s dramatic reduction in...
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Providers treating acute pain subject to tougher opioid-prescription rules

PROVIDENCE – Medical providers prescribing opioids to individuals with acute pain are subject to new, tougher regulations, according to the R.I. Department of Health,...
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