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Center for Bariatric Surgery names new director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Beth Ryder, a bariatric surgeon, has been appointed director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program run by The Miriam...

Lifespan hospitals offering COVID-19 vaccine to emergency room patients

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are now being offered to adult emergency room patients at Lifespan Corp.’s hospitals. Shots are available at Rhode Island Hospital, The...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Five Questions With: Dr. Peter Soden

Dr. Peter Soden, a vascular surgeon, arrived at Brown Surgical Associates in September, joining the practice’s division of vascular and endovascular surgery. Soden discusses...
IN GOOD HANDS: Jennifer Beaugh, right, pharmacy supervisor at The Miriam Hospital, hands a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Karen Tashima at a clinic at The Miriam. Tashima is overseeing a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t yet received U.S. government approval.  / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

R.I. plays role in making new COVID-19 vaccines

What seemed like an epic race for an effective COVID-19 vaccine has produced several options that have people rolling up their sleeves across Rhode...

R.I. dermatologists to address skin care at virtual panel

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island dermatologists are scheduled to speak next month at a virtual event presented by The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association Community...

Five Questions With: Maria Ducharme

Maria Ducharme was promoted to president of The Miriam Hospital at the beginning of this year. Ducharme, a nurse and nursing executive who has...

Embrace disruptive innovation

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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