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4 R.I. hospitals get ‘A’ grade, 3 earn ‘C’ from national...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hospitals have received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade spring ratings. Leapfrog, a national nonprofit, monitors quality...
UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT: Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, says visits to the hospital’s emergency room have dropped by nearly half since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A side effect of the pandemic: Emptier emergency rooms

Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, is used to seeing about 200 patients a day come through the...
Keith Hovan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Keith Hovan, CEO and president, Southcoast Health System...

Keith Hovan | CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc. 1. What measures are being taken by Southcoast Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic?...

3 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A’ safety grade from national nonprofit

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island hospitals have earned an “A” grade for safety from a national watchdog organization that keeps track of health care...

Southcoast threatens to end contract if Blue Cross doesn’t agree to...

PROVIDENCE – A standoff between Southcoast Health System, Southcoast Hospitals Group and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts could result in loss of access...

St. Luke’s plans new $14M ICU

NEW BEDFORD – A new $14 million intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Hospital will more than double size of the hospital’s current ICU...
KEITH HOVAN, CEO of Southcoast Health shakes hands with Kevin Gallagher, fire chief for the town of Acushnet, at the Southcoast Health annual EMS provider breakfast. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Southcoast Health to establish Level II trauma center at St. Luke’s...

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health says it plans to establish a Level II trauma center at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. The announcement, made...
SOLE FACILITY: Above, from right, parents Garcel Felisor, father, and Yanida Awlvarado, mother, are pictured with their son, Giovanni E. Felisor, and a nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Hasbro is the only hospital in New England to perform in-utero surgery and other complex fetal procedures.
 / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL/RICHARD SCHULTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Hospital affiliations boost business and care

Last spring, a team of doctors at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence performed surgery on a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Surgeons covered the unborn...

New Bedford doctor facing child sex charges freed after bail reduced

ATTLEBORO – Accused of paying a 14-year-old Attleboro boy for sex, Sujan Kayastha, a former doctor at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, was...

Southcoast Health celebrates National Donate Life Month

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health held a flag-raising ceremony at St. Luke’s Hospital on April 3 to recognize National Donate Life Month, and to celebrate...

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