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Five Questions With: Dr. Carla C. Moreira

Pawtucket native Dr. Carla C. Moreira stayed in her home state to graduate from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She now...

The Miriam earns top teaching hospital recognition 3 years in a...

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has been named a Top Hospital by a national organization that rates health care safety and quality. The Leapfrog Group...
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R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...

Five Questions With: Dr. Elizabeth Goldberg

Dr. Elizabeth Goldberg is an emergency medicine doctor with Brown Physicians Inc. and an attending physician at The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. Earlier...

Lifespan cuts ribbon on new ambulatory care center

PROVIDENCE - Lifespan Corp. cut the ribbon today on a new medical center that supplements The Miriam Hospital and offers primary care. The Lifespan Ambulatory...

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...

Five Questions With: Dr. Simone Thavaseelan

Dr. Simone Thavaseelan is a urologist with Brown Urology who sees patients in a number of Rhode Island hospitals, including The Miriam Hospital, Women...
NOT LIABLE: Bryant University Physician Assistant Program founder and Director Robert Jay Amrien, left, a panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Summit, says a new law declaring that a physician assistant may be considered a primary care provider means a physician would not be considered liable for the actions of a physician assistant. Next to Amrien, from left, are panelists Maria Ducharme, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at The Miriam Hospital; Care New England CEO Dr. James E. Fanale; and James Rajotte, chief of the Center for Health Promotion in the Division of Community Health and Equity at the R.I. Department of Health. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners may play big role in future of...

Rhode Island is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, but increasing the roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners might ease the problem,...
DEDICATED STAFF: Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, back left, head of a special unit dedicated to seniors at Kent Hospital, speaks with, from left foreground, Dr. Julio Defillo Draibe; Leyda Urugutja-Cante, medical social worker; and Kim Jones, occupational therapist. Fulton said Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for its older adult population.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals, health systems prepare to accommodate influx of older patients

Since February, when Kent County Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care for Elders unit opened, the 10-bed section has been full of patients age 75 and...

The Miriam Hospital’s ICU honored for excellence

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital’s intensive care unit has earned the highest level of recognition from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The national organization...
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