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THE 57-BED Elderwood at Riverside nursing home in East Providence closed in 2022, one of several homes that have shuttered since the COVID-19 pandemic began. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing home law remains in limbo amid uncertainty about fixes

A law enacted three years ago intended to ensure quality care at Rhode Island nursing homes has yet to be enforced, and no one...

Rhode Island rejoins multistate nurse licensure compact

PROVIDENCE – Following a six-year pause, Rhode Island has opted back into a shared licensure program that allows nurses to practice throughout most of...

1,400 workers at Women & Infants vote no confidence, union says

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 1,400 unionized caregivers at Women & Infants Hospital voted no confidence against their employer, citing years of unheard grievances and a...
TRAINING DAYS: Brown University medical students Anthony Formicola, left, and Thi My Linh Tran talk while on duty on the labor and delivery floor at Care New England Health System’s Women & Infants Hospital in Providence.  / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Brown’s prescription: Will latest failed merger end the university’s bid for...

The dream, as Brown University leaders described it, included Providence’s Jewelry District filled with biotech companies spun off from discoveries made by an “integrated...
MEMBERS OF the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 328 hold a one-day strike outside the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth last June to protest what union members said was an unfair labor practice. Federal labor data indicates union membership among Rhode Island's workforce declined in 2021. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Pandemic causing shifts in R.I. union membership

Rhode Island remains one of the most unionized states in the country, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8%...
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