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SHIELDED MEAL: Randi Beranbaum, founder and director of Be Collaborative Care in Providence, stands in the dining area at the center where people undergo group therapy for eating disorders. Barriers have been installed at a table so those under treatment can have in-person meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Group treatment programs adapt to keep the dialogue going

Never again will Randi Beranbaum take for granted the simple act of weighing one of her patients. “Blind” weigh-ins – in which someone steps on...

Weingart named president of Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Saul N. Weingart has been appointed president of Rhode Island Hospital as well as Hasbro Children’s Hospital, effective immediately, Lifespan Corp....

2 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A,’ 3 earn ‘B’ and 2 earn...

PROVIDENCE – Two hospitals in Rhode Island have earned “A” grades from national watchdog The Leapfrog Group in its fall 2020 safety ratings. Landmark Medical...

A crucial crossroads for R.I.’s hospitals

Rhode Island’s health care system is on the cusp of unprecedented changes in 2021. COVID-19 buffeted the financial health of the state’s not-for-profit hospitals. Care...

Hospital doc receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A city hospital doctor became the first person in Rhode Island to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Dr. Christian Arbelaez, a...
AT HER EXPENSE: It’s been three years since Barbara Baker was diagnosed with colon cancer. While her treatment was successful, it has cost her thousands of dollars and counting. / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Cancer patients finding costs are overwhelming

Barbara Baker went to Rhode Island Hospital in 2017 for a routine colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. “I had to put...
FLEXIBLE: Patricia Steere, owner of Steere Engineering Inc., allows employees with young children to adjust their hours because of an increase in remote learning. Steele, herself, had the experience of balancing work with family needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s ‘she-cession’: Pandemic knocks many women out of workforce, and some...

After a three-month maternity leave, Jill Boni was eager to return to her job as director of Bright Start ­Academy, a Smithfield preschool. That never...

Rhode Island Medical Society announces 2020-2021 leadership

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society has announced new leadership for 2020-2021, including its president, president-elect and vice president. Dr. Catherine Cummings, an emergency...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...

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...

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