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PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
BOTH NEWPORT HOSPITAL and South County Hospital, pictured above, won the Guardian of Excellence and Pinnacle of Excellence awards, respectively, from Press Ganey. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO

Press Ganey Recognizes Newport Hospital, South County Hospital for excellence

PROVIDENCE - Health care quality improvement consulting company Press Ganey has awarded Newport Hospital and South County Hospital with the Guardian of Excellence and...

Integra Community Care reports $8.3 million saved with accountable care approach

PROVIDENCE — The Integra Community Care Network reported an $8.3 million savings in 2016 under the Medicare Shared Savings Program with a simultaneous 95...
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH and CharterCARE Health Partners have adopted standardized addiction and overdose treatment/ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHIOTA

Three R.I. hospitals standardize addiction, overdose treatment

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for adopting standardized addiction and...
BUILDING GOOD HABITS: Susanne Murtha, left, a health coach with Simplicity Health Plans, talks with South County Health data analyst Claudia Chighine about the benefits of the health care provider’s wellness program, Well Beyond. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

500-1,999 Employees | 1 | South County Health | Creating incentives,...

CEO (or equivalent): Louis R. Giancola, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 969The Well Beyond program, incentivizing healthy choices among South County Health employees since...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS' 2017 Healthiest Employers were celebrated at a luncheon Wednesday at the Providence Marriott Downtown.

PBN celebrates 2017 Healthiest Employers

PROVIDENCE – Individual and group achievement in corporate wellness were celebrated at Providence Business News’ sixth Healthiest Employers luncheon event Wednesday at the Providence...
CHALLENGES BEYOND TRAINING: Dr. Michelle Cyr, right, associate dean for academic affairs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with third-year medical student Lizzy Tarr, sees many financial obstacles facing young physicians in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/­Michael Salerno

Changes are needed to recruit and retain physicians in Rhode Island,...

Inconsistent data about Rhode Island’s health care system could give anyone a headache.The Commonwealth Fund’s 2017 Scorecard on State Health System Performances found that...
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH announced it has installed a new Siemans Magnetom Aera MRI unit at South County Hospital. The new unit is quieter and allows for reduced scan times. /COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL

South County Health’s diagnostic imaging capabilities improved with new MRI unit

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Health announced it has installed a new Siemans Magnetom Aera magnetic resonance imaging unit late last month.According to Lenore...
LAURA ADAMS, PRESIDENT and CEO of Rhode Island Quality Institute talked to PBN about the expansion of RIQI's Care Management Alerts and Dashboards system to Integra Community Care Network. /PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Integra Community Care Network and Rhode Island Quality Institute team up...

PROVIDENCE – On June 23, the Rhode Island Quality Institute and Integra Community Care Network, an accountable care organization that includes Care New England...

South County Health Auxiliary hosts fundraising fashion show

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Want to shop and do good at the same time? Consider attending the South County Health Auxiliary annual fashion show and...
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