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R.I. overdose deaths fall for first time in 4 years

PROVIDENCE – For the first time in four years, there has been a decrease in the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island, the...

Lifespan, Brown reach affiliation agreement

PROVIDENCE – Months after announcing they were strengthening ties, Lifespan Corp. and Brown University have reached a definitive agreement. The definitive agreement is currently in...

Neronha, RIDOH move forward with Centurion’s proposed purchase of CharterCARE

PROVIDENCE – After getting delayed twice because of incomplete applications, The Centurion Foundation’s attempt to purchase CharterCARE Health Partners from Prospect Medical Holdings is...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased last week by 518, with five new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health reported on Oct. 19 .

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 518 last week, with 5 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 518, with five deaths, from Oct. 8-14, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. Public Health Institute receives $10M federal grant

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Health Institute has received $10 million in federal funding for long-term projects focused on providing primary and behavioral...
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Nursing home chain owners charged with stealing $83M in Medicaid money

PROVIDENCE – The owners of a Centers Health Care were charged on Wednesday in a massive fraud scheme that allegedly siphoned off $83 million...

2 Rhode Island nursing homes file for receivership, citing ‘inability to...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nursing homes have filed for receivership, declaring their “inability to pay debts as they come due.”   However, neither residents nor...

McDonald leaving R.I. Department of Health July 29

PROVIDENCE – Less than six months after the former longtime leader of the state agency resigned, the interim director of the R.I. Department of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is now accepting applications for safe injection sites, also known as "harm reduction centers," where people will be allowed to inject illicit drugs under medical supervision, according to the department. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Rhode Island accepting applications for safe injection sites

PROVIDENCE – After Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed legislation authorizing the establishment of a two-year pilot program in early July 2021, making Rhode Island...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is proposing updated regulations that would allow health care workers who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 to go to work, as long as they wear medical grade N95 masks during periods of high virus transmission in the community. The departmetn said it will be taking public comment on these regulations until March 25, before the new policies take effect several weeks later. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

RIDOH proposes regulation update allowing unvaccinated health care workers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health announced on Thursday that it's proposing new regulations that would allow health care workers who are not...
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