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RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 in the nation in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade national rankings for having 5 of 7 reviewed hospitals earn an A safety grade. / COURTESY LEAPFROG

R.I. ranks third in Leapfrog hospital safety guide with 5 A-rated...

PROVIDENCE — Five of seven qualifying Rhode Island hospitals won A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, earning the state third place in the...
A LOT RIDING ON THIS: The future of health care delivery and economic dynamism are likely to be affected by recently undertaken talks between Lifespan Corp., Care New England and Partners Healthcare of ­Massachusetts.

R.I.’s health care future depends on outcome of merger talks

On the same day that South County Health announced it was calling off merger talks with Yale New Haven Health’s Westerly Hospital, Lifespan Corp.,...
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH and Yale New Haven Health System have mutually ended talks regarding a merger of Westerly Hospital and South County Hospital. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO

South County Health and Yale New Haven Health end R.I. merger...

PROVIDENCE – Yale New Haven Health System and South County Health have ended talks regarding a potential merger of Westerly Hospital and South County...

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...
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,...
SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. /COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL

CMS.gov rates South County Hospital R.I.’s sole 5-star institution

WAKEFIELD — South County Hospital earned a five-star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating this month,...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...
MIRIAM HOSPITAL WAS RANKED the No. 1 hospital for 2017-2018 in both Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Local hospitals receive high-performance ratings from U.S. News

PROVIDENCE – U.S. News and World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings last week, with three hospitals in the region assigned specific ranks. In...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE will offer courses required for a bachelor of science degree in nursing for local registered nurses. / COURTESY THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

RIC offers classes for area RNs at Westerly Education Center

WESTERLY - Rhode Island College will ease the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing for registered nurses by partnering with Westerly Education...
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...

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