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PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL plans to put a third tent up on its campus to screen emergency department arrivals for respiratory symptoms. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Rhode Island Hospital plans to open coronavirus screening tent at ER...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital plans to open a tent outside its emergency room entrance to screen patients for respiratory symptoms, Lifespan Corp., the...
SILENT ONSET: Dr. Jonathan Drake, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital, says Alzheimer’s develops decades before a person shows the first ­symptoms. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

New Alzheimer’s drug trial at R.I. Hospital a source of comfort...

Brightly colored images of a patient’s brain, taken with a specialized scan, glow on Dr. Jonathan Drake’s computer screen as he points out deposits...

Warwick man pushes lawmakers to fund new drugs to fight antibiotic-resistant...

PROVIDENCE – Eric Molloy was shocked at his mother’s sudden death. He remembers the date – Nov. 12, 2018 – and describes each day...

Rhode Island Hospital a top enroller in leading stroke study

PROVIDENCE – At 80 participants, Rhode Island Hospital logged the third-highest number of patients in an international study of an experimental drug designed to...

Lifespan enhances flu precautions at hospitals, clinics

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. says it is ramping up precautions against the flu by screening hospital visitors and patients with respiratory symptoms who go...

AIDS Project Rhode Island to honor well-known activist, volunteer

PROVIDENCE – A well-known activist and philanthropist is to receive a posthumous honor from the AIDS Project Rhode Island this week. The late Carl John...

Lifespan signs letter of intent to join with Coastal Medical

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. announced Feb. 6 that it is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc. The two health care organizations have...

R.I. Hospital-led researchers use devices to test street drugs for fentanyl

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island Hospital opioid expert is leading a study that has found that using two separate methods to check for fentanyl...

Hospitals balk at proposals in Raimondo’s budget plan

Hospitals in Rhode Island stand to lose more than $17 million in state money and millions more in matching federal funds if a proposed...

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