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Five Questions With: Dr. Ponnandai S. Somasundar

Dr. Ponnandai S. Somasundar, a cancer surgeon, was promoted to chief of Roger Williams Medical Center’s oncology surgery division last month. Somasundar, who also...

CharterCARE adopts digital CPR training program

PROVIDENCE – Doctors and health care providers at CharterCARE Health Partners now have access to innovative CPR training. CharterCARE has enrolled nearly 2,000 staff members...

CharterCARE hospitals tighten visitor rules due to COVID-19 resurgence

PROVIDENCE – Tighter visitor restrictions have been implemented at Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in response to rising COVID-19 ...

Five Questions With: Nancy Gaucher-Thomas

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas has served as president of the Providence Art Club the last three years. She is also founder and president emerita for the...

Neronha OKs Prospect hospital plan with $80M escrow provision

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has given the go-ahead for an ownership change of two Rhode Island hospitals owned by Prospect Medical...
JACKS OF ALL TRADES: Because Rhode Island’s General Assembly serves part time, the 75 representatives and 38 senators make their living in a variety of other ways, including as lawyers, teachers, bankers, public employees and health care workers. Fifteen are retirees. The “other” category includes two stay-at-home parents, two farmers, a carpenter, a landscaper, a law student and a Ph.D. student. Four citizen legislators are featured on Pages 14 and 15. / SOURCE: R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS  /  ILLUSTRATION: PBN/ANNE EWING

DOUBLE DUTY: Should R.I.’s citizen legislature become a full-time body?

Every year, Rhode Island’s 113-member citizen legislature has plenty to pack into a six-month session. This year has been no different. Major issues debated include...
PROSPECT MEDICAL HOLDINGS has threatened to wind down its Rhode Island hospital operations over proposed financial conditions by R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha related to the company's Hospital Conversion Act application.

Prospect threatens to close R.I. hospitals in dispute with AG

PROVIDENCE – Prospect Medical Holdings has notified R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the R.I. Department of Health that proposed financial conditions related...

Roger Williams Medical Center doctor recognized by R.I. Chapter of American...

PROVIDENCE – A longtime Rhode Island cancer specialist has been recognized for his dedication to medicine, medical education and research. Dr. Vincent Armenio, chairman of...

R.I. dermatologists to address skin care at virtual panel

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island dermatologists are scheduled to speak next month at a virtual event presented by The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association Community...

Ruggerio submits bill to pause for-profit hospital conversions for one year

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio on Tuesday said he's filed legislation that would impose a one-year moratorium on hospital conversions involving for-profit...

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