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R.i. Executive Office Of Health And Human Services

Jane A. Hayward

Make healthy lives for all Rhode Islanders a top priority

Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely together as co-chairs of the Rhode Island Foundation-initiated long-term health planning effort. During that time, we’ve...
AT LEAST 28 PATIENTS recently got COVID-19 at Eleanor Slater Hospital, but state officials said it had nothing to do with a crisis-level staffing policy enacted on Dec. 31 allowing for COVID-19-positive employees to come into the workplace. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

BHDDH: Bringing in COVID-positive staff didn’t lead to outbreak at ESH

CRANSTON – State officials said on Friday that a COVID-19 outbreak among patients at the Eleanor Slater Hospital is unrelated to the crisis-level staffing...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services announced on Jan. 6 that it's imposing a $600,000 fine against Medical Transportation Management after conducting an audit of the company’s policies that was prompted by a fatal crash allegedly caused a driver who worked for a subcontractor of the company.

‘Egregious behavior’ leads to $600K fine by R.I. officials against MTM

CRANSTON – In the aftermath of a crash that took the life of a Coventry woman in late November involving an allegedly drunk driver...

Integra partners with House of Hope to address homelessness

PROVIDENCE – A new partnership between Providence-based Integra Community Care Network and House of Hope Community Development Corp. in Warwick aims to place more...
THE GRODEN NETWORK is one of nine early intervention providers that received $3.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to help offset the organizations’ revenue losses and high expenses that were incurred due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

$3.6M in state CARES Act funds distributed to 9 early-intervention providers

PROVIDENCE – About $3.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds will be distributed to nine early-intervention providers across Rhode Island,...

BHDDH seeks separate license for forensic psychiatric facility

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals has announced plans to seek a separate license for a 52-bed forensic...
CRUCIAL CHECKUP: Margaret Vargas, right, a dental hygienist with nonprofit CareLink Inc.’s mobile dental clinic, conducts an examination of Sister Anne Kelly at The Villa at Saint Antoine in North Smithfield. The clinic serves 3,000 patients at 53 Rhode Island nursing homes.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Demand for dental care program growing, but funding isn’t

For more than 13 years, CareLink Inc. has traversed Rhode Island with a mobile dentistry practice, serving elderly, low-income patients in nursing homes who...

CODAC helps lead new effort against smoking

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is at the forefront of a statewide push to get Rhode Islanders with behavioral health issues to quit smoking. CODAC...

Report: Undefined leadership, lack of diversity must be addressed in BHDDH...

PROVIDENCE – Undefined leadership, a lack of diversity and limited activity to educate and support communities of color are among the findings of a...

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...

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