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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...
BROWN UNIVERSITY AND Prospect Medical Holdings are in tentative but serious talks to submit a alternative bid to acquire Care New England. Above, CNE's Women & Infants Hospital / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

WPRI: Brown and Prospect considering bid to buy CNE

PROVIDENCE – Brown University and a California company, Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., are in tentative, yet “serious talks” about making an offer to acquire...

$394K Real Jobs RI grant awarded to Westerly Education Center

WESTERLY – On Tuesday the Westerly Education Center announced it received a $394,124 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant to develop a job training program for...
FOUR LOCAL hospitals win Women's Choice Award patient safety honor. /COURTESY WCA

Local hospitals receive Women’s Choice Awards for patient safety

Four local hospitals received Women’s Choice Awards for patient safety this year including Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, South County Health in South Kingstown,...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER is one of four Rhode Island hospital that received an A grade in the Leapfrog patient safety report for the spring of 2017.

Four R.I. hospitals receive A grades in Leapfrog safety grade report

Four out of nine Rhode Island hospitals received the highest grade of A in the Leapfrog Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade report released Wednesday.Leapfrog...
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