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Maria Ducharme | The Miriam Hospital president I was drawn to health care as far back as when I was a teen volunteering at a...
QUICK RECOVERY: Dr. John Froehlich, director of the Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, says within the last year, the center has reduced its average hospital stay for patients having knees and hips replaced from four days to one day. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

At Miriam, joint replacement is becoming less of a pain

Thirty years ago, when Dr. John Froehlich was an orthopedic surgical resident, the average stay for patients coming into hospitals for replacement of knees...
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Title: Most-read stories on PBN.com, January 2021

1. Proclamation Ale Co. co-owner Witham dies of cancer on Christmas Day POSTED ONLINE: DEC. 31, 2020 Dave Witham, co-owner, president and brewmaster of...

The Miriam creates bladder cancer registry with R.I. Foundation grant

PROVIDENCE – In response to Rhode Island’s disproportionately high bladder cancer rates, The Miriam Hospital has established a statewide urologic cancer registry. The Registry of...

Virtual event aims to sweep away anxiety, depression from 2020

PROVIDENCE – For its first event of 2021, The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association Community Speaker Series plans to take on lingering mental health effects...

Maria Ducharme rises to the top at The Miriam Hospital as...

PROVIDENCE – Maria Ducharme, who has held a series of nursing and leadership positions at The Miriam Hospital over a 33-year career, is the...

2 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A,’ 3 earn ‘B’ and 2 earn...

PROVIDENCE – Two hospitals in Rhode Island have earned “A” grades from national watchdog The Leapfrog Group in its fall 2020 safety ratings. Landmark Medical...

A crucial crossroads for R.I.’s hospitals

Rhode Island’s health care system is on the cusp of unprecedented changes in 2021. COVID-19 buffeted the financial health of the state’s not-for-profit hospitals. Care...
AT HER EXPENSE: It’s been three years since Barbara Baker was diagnosed with colon cancer. While her treatment was successful, it has cost her thousands of dollars and counting. / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Cancer patients finding costs are overwhelming

Barbara Baker went to Rhode Island Hospital in 2017 for a routine colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. “I had to put...

Rhode Island Medical Society announces 2020-2021 leadership

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society has announced new leadership for 2020-2021, including its president, president-elect and vice president. Dr. Catherine Cummings, an emergency...

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