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FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...
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Most-read stories during November 2017, on PBN.com

1. New sensor technology boosts, expands AVTECH capabilities. PUBLISHED IN PRINT: Sept. 22. Checking the power status of multiple servers in a data center...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL operating room nurses have received the Committed to OR Excellence Award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses for excellent perioperative care. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital nurses earn clinical excellence award

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital’s operating room nursing staff has been recognized by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses with a Committed to OR...

Management is a service job

Dr. Louis B. Rice | University Medicine Foundation CEO, ­president and physician-in-chiefLeading a group of physicians is a complex endeavor that requires honesty and...
LIFESPAN NET ASSETS increased $126.9 million year over year to $1.4 billion for the year ended Sept. 30, 2017.

Lifespan improves operations in FY 2017, generating more cash, paying off...

PROVIDENCE — The Lifespan Corp. nonprofit health system reported $14.6 million of operating income for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, in its...
DR. TERRANCE T. HEALEY is director of thoracic radiology at Rhode Island Hospital and chair of the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Expo - Providence. / COURTESY AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

Five Questions With: Dr. Terrance T. Healey

Dr. Terrance T. Healey, director of thoracic radiology at Rhode Island Hospital and chair of the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Expo - Providence,...
MACHINE PREP: Dr. Ling Zhang, left, and Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, prepare the AKTA machine to purify antibodies at the Lubris lab. Lubris has licensed the glycoprotein lubricin to Novartis to use as a dry-eye treatment. / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Lifespan researcher scores commercial hit with biolubricant Novartis deal

Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, is celebrating his company’s licensing of lubricin as a clinically superior dry-eye treatment to Novartis, which...

Rhode Island Hospital wins $8M grant to improve child asthma treatment...

PROVIDENCE — The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded a $7,999,307 grant to Rhode Island Hospital to develop a community-based Asthma Care Implementation...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL recently secured a $5.8 million grant for cartilage and joint research. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Rhode Island Hospital wins $5.8 million COBRE grant for cartilage, joint...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Hospital’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Skeletal Health and Repair has won a $5.8 million, 5-year Phase III COBRE...
AGAINST THE CLOCK: The neuro-interventional team at Rhode Island Hospital finishes performing a thrombectomy procedure on a patient with an acute ischemic stroke. Speeding stroke treatment by minutes can dramatically improve recovery time and results.   / COURTESY RICHARD SCHULTZ

Lifespan perpetually aiming for health care’s horizon

Excellence at an Enterprise Company | Lifespan Corp.Becoming a leader in providing health care and in research has been instrumental in allowing Lifespan Corp....
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