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Rhode Island Hospital part of national trial weighing benefits of COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – A clinical trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of treating COVID-19 patients with antibodies from others who have had or been exposed...
UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...
AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flu season made more complex by COVID-19

State health officials and health care providers are bracing for a flu season that may further test a Rhode Island health care system already...

Rhode Island Hospital study examines health disparities in flu cases

PROVIDENCE – A study co-authored by two Rhode Island Hospital researchers has found that people with low incomes or low levels of education are...
Patricia Raub / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Patricia Raub

Patricia Raub | Coordinator, Rhode Island Transit Riders 1. What is your concern about the Providence bus hub plan? The R.I. Department of Transportation proposes...
TEAMWORK: Subsalve CEO Richard Heath, left, and Subsalve Chief Growth Officer Richard Fryburg, right, adjust an oxygen-treatment hood on Lombardi Undersea LLC owner Michael Lombardi. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Diver, R.I. firm create life-saving oxygen hood

Middletown-based diving contractor Michael Lombardi is used to solving challenges underwater, immersed in 500 feet of ocean water or a shallow sewer in places...
CHANGING TIMES: Dentist Dr. Wayne Mollohan says safety protocols during the pandemic have altered the way dentists do their job, including the teeth-cleaning equipment they use.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

At the dentist, crisis adding to discomfort

After closing for an extended period this spring, most dental practices in Rhode Island have resumed routine care. But the experience is anything but...
DR. DAVID WAZER is the director of the Lifespan Cancer Institute. /COURTESY LIFESPAN DAVID DINOBILE, of Johnston, opens his door to find Hasbro Children’s Hospital representatives waiting to honor him as this year’s volunteer of the year. /COURTESY BILL MURPHY/LIFESPAN

Volunteers of the year from Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s hospitals honored...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals’ volunteers of the year were honored during surprise ceremonies in July. Alex Richard, of Cranston, is this...
ROHDE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $25.4 million in federal funds in a recent round of CARES Act funds distribution aimed at offsetting costs of caring for coronavirus patients. The hospital was one of five in the state to receive funds in the most recent disbursement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

5 R.I. hospitals receive $71.3M for COVID-19 costs

PROVIDENCE – A combined $71.3 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds has been disbursed to five Rhode Island hospitals, the...

Memory centers at 2 R.I. hospitals begin study of drug to...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island hospitals are recruiting participants for a study into whether a new drug can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s...

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