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THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

ACA reform stalls as GOP takes second shot at repeal

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI Executive Director Zach Sherman’s hopes for health insurance market-stabilizing legislation were dashed Tuesday when U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor &...
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., has backed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his “Medicare for All” single-payer health care reform while continuing to explore a publicly operated health insurance option he co-sponsored in January with Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Al Franken, D-Minn. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse co-sponsors Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ single-payer health plan

PROVIDENCE - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has backed Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his “Medicare for All” single-payer health care reform while continuing to explore...
ASSISTING: Karin Rondeau, family nurse practitioner at the new Randall Square location of Providence Community Health Centers, talks with her medical assistants, Leslie Alvarez, left, and Celia Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PCHC moves to larger facility to meet growing demand

Providence Community Health Centers Inc. has traded its Chad Brown Street location for a larger 1 Randall Square facility in Providence to meet growing...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON Whitehouse, left, and Lifespan primary investigator Dr. Peter J. Quesenberry discuss his team’s research at Lifespan’s research lab at 1 Hoppin St. in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Whitehouse warns hospital consolidation could hurt innovation, economy

PROVIDENCE ­– As U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to Lifespan researchers celebrating a $10 million stem cell biology research grant Aug. 29, he warned...
RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED $8 million federal national preparedness funds to bolster its disaster preparedness and emergency response capabilities. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $8M in federal disaster preparedness funds

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds to bolster its disaster preparedness and emergency response capabilities, U.S. Sens. Jack...
THE RHODE ISLAND DELEGATION announced $1.85 million has been awarded to the Woonsocket Head Start Development Association to expand early-childhood education and services for children and families. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. delegation announces $1.85M for Woonsocket’s Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $1.85 million in federal funding has been allotted to expand access to early-childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families...
LIFESPAN CANCER INSTITUTE Researcher Dr. Peter Quesenbery and his stem cell research team celebrated a $10 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase II grant Tuesday afternoon.

Lifespan announces $10M Phase II COBRE grant

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Peter Quesenberry and his team announced Tuesday a $10 million, five-year Phase II Centers of Biomedical Research...
THE WARWICK SEWER Authority celebrated the completion of its treatment facility upgrades Thursday. / COURTESY THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Warwick sewer facility finishes upgrades

WARWICK – The Warwick Sewer Authority and it partners celebrated the completion of its facility treatment upgrades Thursday.The event heralded the successful completion of...
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL delegation announced $26 million in additional federal Medicare funding to reimburse acute-care hospitals for labor costs. The money will be distributed to every acute-care hospital in the state, including Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

R.I. congressional delegation announces $26M in federal Medicare labor cost aid

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive approximately $26 million in additional federal Medicare payments following the renewal of the “wage index” adjustment by the...
THE PAWTUCEKT FIRE DEPARTMENT was awarded $2.4 million in a FEMA grant designated for staffing purposes. Above, Pawtucket Mayor Donald. R. Grebien. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Pawtucket Fire Department awarded $2.4M in federal grant

PROVIDENCE - The Pawtucket Fire Department and the Kingston Fire District were awarded $2.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate...
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