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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...
PEOPLE IN RHODE ISLAND are more likely to report unmet need for behavioral health care services than in any other New England state, according to data from the Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by the state in 2014. / COURTESY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS

BCBSRI levels behaviorial health copays with primary care, lifts approval rule

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is making behavioral health doctor visit copays the same cost as primary care and...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
DR. MICHAEL A. REUTER, a podiatrist with Medical Associates of Rhode Island, is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center. / COURTESY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Dr. Michael A. Reuter

Dr. Michael A. Reuter is a podiatrist with Medial Associates of Rhode Island with offices in East Providence and Bristol. He is board-certified in foot surgery and affiliated with The...

Top Doctors List names 279 local physicians to ranks for 2017-18

PROVIDENCE – About 279 physicians in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been named by their peers to the Top Doctors List for...

BCBS names area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers

PROVIDENCE —  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named several area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for five areas of specialty care as...
PICTURED FROM LEFT: John Holiver, CEO, CharterCARE Health Partners; Dr. Ira Singer; Dr. Andrea Doyle, Roger Williams Medical Center medical staff president; Dr. Joseph Meharg; and Demetra Ouellette, RWMC president, at the annual CharterCARE Health Partners’ Medical Staff physician reception. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Singer and Meharg presented with 2017 distinguished service award

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Ira Singer and Dr. Joseph “Jody” Meharg were each presented with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award for their many contributions at...

Four R.I. hospitals penalized for high patient injury, infection rates

PROVIDENCE — Four Rhode Island hospitals have been penalized with a 1 percent reduction in Medicare payments for fiscal 2018 by the federal Centers...
FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...
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