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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...

Surgeon offers trial procedure for fecal incontinence in women

PROVIDENCE – A colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates is evaluating a trial procedure to treat fecal incontinence using a system approved by the...

Experience can lead to excellence

Where could the jokes begin? They are experienced, seasoned, wizened even. But this is not a joking matter. What they really are is accomplished, needed and...
THE CARING KIND: Maria Ducharme began her career at The Miriam Hospital in 1987 and is now The Miriam’s chief nursing officer, overseeing about 750 nurses. 
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Maria Ducharme, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner MARIA DUCHARME | Senior vice president and chief nursing officer, The Miriam Hospital MARIA DUCHARME SAYS The Miriam Hospital...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, July 2019

1. PBN names inaugural slate of 25 Over Fifty-Five winners POSTED ONLINE: JULY 12. Providence Business News announced 25 winners for its inaugural 25...

U.S. News: The Miriam best hospital in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area by U.S. News & World...
THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL was named the No. 1 hospital in Rhode Island and in the Providence metro area for 2019-2020. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

U.S. News: The Miriam best in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area, according to U.S. News &...

The Miriam’s Joint Center earns Joint Commission Gold certification

PROVIDENCE – The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and...

Five Questions With: Dr. Timothy Flanigan

Dr. Timothy Flanigan is a physician with Brown Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown Physicians Inc. He treats patients for a variety of infectious...
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