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CMS sepsis care scores rank R.I. fourth lowest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – The rate at which Rhode Island hospitals properly treat sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection that kills more than 200,000 people yearly...
SOUTHCOAST HEALTH is opening a new urgent care center in Fall River July 10.

Southcoast to open Fall River urgent care center July 10

FALL RIVER — Southcoast Health will host a ribbon cutting for its new $1.8 million Southcoast Urgent Care Center July 9, 11 a.m. at SouthCoast...
DR. DANI HACKNER has been named Southcoast Health’s new physician in chief for medicine. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Southcoast Health names Hackner physician in chief for medicine

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has named Dr. Dani Hackner its new physician in chief for medicine.Hackner is an intensivist and is board-certified in...
SOUTHCOAST HEALTH OPENED its new wound center at St. Luke’s Hospital May 7. From left: Dr. Gerald Monchik, medical director, Wound Care Center, Charlton Memorial Hospital; Renee Clark, chief operating officer, Southcoast Health; Keith A. Hovan, president and CEO, Southcoast Health; Patricia Webster, area vice president, Healogics Inc.; Dr. Robert Sandfort, medical director, Wound Care Center, St. Luke’s Hospital; Cheryl Thompson, director, Southcoast Health Wound Care Center; Jason Rua, chair, Southcoast Health board of trustees; and Timothy Eixenberger, chief nursing officer, Southcoast Health. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Southcoast Health opens new wound care center at St. Luke’s Hospital

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health opened a second Wound Care Center May 7 at St. Luke’s Hospital, the second such facility affiliated with Healogics...
SOUTHCOAST HEALTH has awarded $142,065 to 39 nonprofits around the south coast of Massachusetts. Above, from left to right: Nancy Oliviera, Henry Lord Community School - Truce Center; Aimee Bronhard, principal, Henry Lord Community School - Truce Center; Wendy Garf-Lipp, executive director, United Neighbors of Fall River; Keith A. Hovan, president and CEO, Southcoast Health; and Grace Gerling, executive director, Greater Fall River RE-CREATION. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Southcoast Health awards $142K to 39 nonprofits

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health System Inc. awarded $142,065 in Community Benefits Impact Opportunity program grants to 39 local nonprofits in the region, the...
Keith A. Hovan joined Southcoast Health System Inc. in 2008 as president of subsidiary Southcoast Hospitals Group and moved into the health care system’s top job in 2011. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Advice to CEOs – stay humble

Keith A. Hovan | Southcoast Health System Inc. CEO and presidentMy career in health care management started in a busy hospital emergency department, which...
DUARTE D. SILVA, left, president and CEO of SouthCoast Federal Credit Union; Keith A. Hovan, center left, president and CEO of Southcoast Health; and Jason Mabry, right, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT, present a check for $10,000 to Hilary V. Greene, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts Chapter, at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Southcoast Health donates $10,000 to Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts to communities damaged by Hurricane Harvey between...
FOUR LOCAL HOSPITALS have been named Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades Operating Co. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both in Providence, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River received the distinction. / COURTESY HEALTHGRADES

4 local hospitals named ‘Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence’

PROVIDENCE – Four local hospitals, two each at Southcoast Health and Lifespan Corp., have been named “Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence” by Healthgrades Operating...
DR. ROBERT CALDAS, chief medical officer of Southcoast Health, says St. Luke’s, Charlton Memorial and Tobey hospitals have diagnosed more than 40 cases of flu so far and the peak of the season is still ahead. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Doctors urge vaccinations as flu season begins

NEW BEDFORD – The annual peak for flu season is still ahead, but already doctors at Southcoast Health are seeing an increase in the...
ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL has dedicated space on the fifth floor to specifically treat patients who have undergone or need to undergo spine and brain surgery. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

St. Luke’s establishes brain and spine center

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has established a center for brain and spine service at St. Luke’s Hospital, the health services company announced Thursday.The...
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