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FINANCIAL WOES: Jennifer Romagnolo, administrator at Village House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newport, says she is concerned about the effects of a new minimum-staffing mandate state officials are drafting. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Staffing mandate worries nursing home operators

Jennifer Romagnolo is used to paying her bills on time – both in her personal life and in her role as administrator for the...
ON DUTY: Dawn Auclair, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says her family asks her not to go work because of the dangers surrounding COVID-19, but she’s passionate about her job and the residents who live there.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Survival mode: Nursing homes under growing pressure as COVID-19 cases climb...

Tonya Landry was able to keep COVID-19 out of her nursing home in the spring. She hasn’t been as lucky this fall. Landry is the...
Scott Fraser is CEO and president of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, a trade group representing 64 nursing homes in the state.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Lead the charge toward change

Scott Fraser | CEO and president, Rhode Island Health Care Association Stepping into this role 22 months ago, no one could have imagined that helping...

Providence nursing home workers begin three-day strike

PROVIDENCE – More than 40 nursing home workers lined both sides of Dodge Street in front of Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in...

R.I. legislators signal their support for nursing home workers’ plans to...

PROVIDENCE – A number of Rhode Island legislators and community organizations signaled their support on Thursday morning for nursing home workers' plans to strike...

23 R.I. nursing homes cited for infection-control violations prior to COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three Rhode Island nursing homes have been cited for infection-control and prevention violations over the past two years, including 11 that have...
DESIGNATED SITE: Oak Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pawtucket was designated in late April by the state as a site capable of admitting and treating COVID-19 patients after they are discharged from hospitals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The battle within: Pandemic fight at nursing homes proves costly on...

When Rhode Island nursing homes banned visitors in early March as their first defensive move against COVID-19, Susan McGovern and her co-workers at Linn...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts. Now, Mitchell...
RIHCA HAS NAMED Scott Fraser to replace retiring President and CEO Virginia Burke. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

RICHA names Fraser president and CEO upon Burke’s retirement

WARWICK — The Rhode Island Health Care Association has announced Scott Fraser will replace President and CEO Virginia Burke, who will retire at the...

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