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ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has opened its new 12,000-square-foot Emergency Room. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

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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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...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

General Assembly OKs bill encouraging quick settlement of St. Joseph pension...

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly has passed legislation preventing members of the collapsed St. Joseph Health Services pension plan who settle with one of...

St. Joseph pension plan receiver names Roman Catholic Diocese, Prospect CharterCare...

PROVIDENCE – Stephen Del Sesto, court-appointed receiver for the collapsed St. Joseph Health Services pension plan, filed suits in R.I. Superior Court and U.S. District...
GET WITH THE GUIDELINES GOLD PLUS AWARDS were given to Kent Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and South County Hospital this year.

Four R.I. hospitals win top stroke care honor

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the Gold and Silver Award winners. PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hospitals have been named Get With...

CharterCARE hospitals first in R.I. to use Twiage app

PROVIDENCE – Speedy information on a patient’s condition is vital when a hospital is preparing to receive a patient from a rescue call, an...
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