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FIRST TIME: Dr. Nabil Toubia, left, gastroenterologist, and Dr. Abdul Saied Calvino, surgical oncologist, recently performed an innovative surgical procedure, to help correct blockage of the digestive system that can occur in patients with advanced duodenal cancer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Innovative surgery a Rhode Island first

There was no doubt that gastroenterologist Dr. Nabil Toubia’s patient was in severe pain. As Toubia stood bedside at Roger Williams Medical Center earlier this...
ROHDE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $25.4 million in federal funds in a recent round of CARES Act funds distribution aimed at offsetting costs of caring for coronavirus patients. The hospital was one of five in the state to receive funds in the most recent disbursement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

5 R.I. hospitals receive $71.3M for COVID-19 costs

PROVIDENCE – A combined $71.3 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds has been disbursed to five Rhode Island hospitals, the...

Miriam Hospital tops new ranking but scores low on pay equity,...

PROVIDENCE – A new ranking of United States hospitals shows Miriam Hospital, owned by Lifespan Corp., as Rhode Island's best hospital, earning high scores...
DIVERSIFIED: Kevin Sheahan, left, and David Sheahan are the owners of Sheahan Printing in Woonsocket, a multigenerational, family-owned printing company that has transitioned to making face shields. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Woonsocket printer displays new COVID-19-inspired skill

For three generations, Sheahan Printing Corp. has ­focused on the commercial printing needs of its business and nonprofit customers, everything from rack cards and...
EMPLOYEES AT RED STRIPE restaurant in Providence organize meal packages to be delivered to Roger Williams Medical Center. Encore Restaurant Group and the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation recently launched its Meals with a Mission program where it will deliver close to 4,000 meals to frontline workers. / COURTESY ENCORE RESTAURANT GROUP

Stepping Up: OSJL Charitable Foundation, Encore Restaurant Group serving up meals...

PROVIDENCE – When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo offered restaurants the opportunity to allow take-out in order to stay in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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...

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