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Roger Williams Medical Center announces pancreatic cancer clinical trial

PROVIDENCE – A newly announced clinical trial at Roger Williams Medical Center will test the ability of a system designed to deliver drugs directly...

CharterCARE, Eleanor Slater, Westerly, South County hospitals ban visitors in effort...

PROVIDENCE – Eleanor Slater Hospital, CharterCARE Health Partners, South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital are the latest medical facilities and systems to ban visitors...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO took the lead Thursday in announcing a second round of Innovation Campus funding aimed at commercializing academic research./PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus”...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should. Employers are looking for them,...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has opened its new 12,000-square-foot emergency room. / COURTESY PETER GOLDBERG

Roger Williams Medical Center opens new emergency room

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Medical Center opened a new 12,000-square-foot emergency room last week, according to CharterCARE Health Partners. The new facility has 22 treatment...
BETTER COVERAGE: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim speaks at the PBN Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in October 2017. Ganim’s office is completing reports on the state’s four largest health insurers to ensure they are following proper standards and regulations in covering the treatment of mental illnesses and drug addiction. 
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Conduct exams lead to positive changes in insurance coverage for behavioral...

State reports are expected by this spring on the remaining three of Rhode Island’s four largest health insurers to determine how well they have...

Del Sesto negotiating to avoid suit curbing St. Joseph settlement

PROVIDENCE – Stephen Del Sesto, court-appointed receiver for the collapsed $85 million St. Joseph Health Services pension plan, has until Feb. 1 to dissuade...
IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENT: Roger Williams Medical Center physicians Dr. Steven Katz, left, and Dr. N. Joseph Espat are developing a high-pressure application of their immunotherapy treatment for cancer cells. It has been demonstrated to be an effective way to administer the drugs to tumors that are usually resistant to treatment.
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DAVE HANSEN

High-pressure application breakthrough aids RWMC’s immunotherapy ambitions

T-cells genetically altered to seek and kill cancer don’t do much good if the tumor’s density stops it from contacting the offending tissue, a...

Organ donor advocacy group honors nine local hospitals for donation support

PROVIDENCE – The Workplace Partnership for Life has recognized nine local hospitals for their efforts supporting enrollment in organ and tissue donation registries. The organization,...

Organ donor advocacy group honors nine local hospitals for donation support

PROVIDENCE —The Workplace Partnership for Life has recognized nine local hospitals for their efforts supporting enrollment in organ and tissue donation registries. The organization, sponsored...

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