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Rhode Island Hospital honors emergency center director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. David Portelli has been honored with the Service to Hospital Award from the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Staff Association.Portelli has served...

BCBSRI takes aim at adverse drug reactions for seniors

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Brown Emergency Medicine aims to cut down on the...

Five Questions With: Dr. Megan L. Ranney

Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an attending emergency physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, founded and directs the Emergency Digital Health Innovation...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
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How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
BIGGER IMPACT: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, a former cancer surgeon, said he used to care for patients one at a time, but now as president and CEO of Lifespan, “I take care of them 10,000 at a time.”
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Babineau: ‘Health care is local’

Dr. Timothy J. Babineau misses seeing patients, but as Lifespan Corp.’s president and CEO for the past seven years, the former cancer surgeon has...

Lifespan claims it can block Partners’ proposed acquisition of Care New...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. says it can block the pending acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare because it owns...
OPIOID STUDY: Susan Lim, site manager, and Joe Robillard, pharmacy technician, work on prescription orders at a Genoa Healthcare pharmacy inside a Gateway Healthcare clinic in Pawtucket. Genoa is collaborating with Rhode Island Hospital and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare on a study examining the effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered, medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder.
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Study looks at effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered MAT to treat opioid use...

Efforts to curb the opioid epidemic include increasing access to care and reducing stigma, goals officials say a $1.6 million National Institutes of Health-funded,...

R.I. Hospital, Teamsters union agree to 5-year contract agreement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital and Teamsters Local 251 have reached a five-year contract agreement that became effective April 1, the hospital announced.According to...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...

Goldberg receives lifetime achievement honor from Rhode Island Hospital

DR. RICHARD J. GOLDBERG, former senior vice president for psychiatry and behavioral health for Lifespan Corp., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhode...
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