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RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 in the nation in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade national rankings for having 5 of 7 reviewed hospitals earn an A safety grade. / COURTESY LEAPFROG

R.I. ranks third in Leapfrog hospital safety guide with 5 A-rated...

PROVIDENCE — Five of seven qualifying Rhode Island hospitals won A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, earning the state third place in the...
TEACHING HOSPITALS and Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University supported 26,449 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: Teaching hospitals contribute $2.5B to local economy

PROVIDENCE – Teaching hospitals and Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University supported 26,449 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to...

Hope for health systems’ merger

As a Rhode Islander who cares about improving access to cutting-edge cancer treatment in my state, I am optimistic about the potential merger of...

Top Doctors List names 279 local physicians to ranks for 2017-18

PROVIDENCE – About 279 physicians in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been named by their peers to the Top Doctors List for...

BCBS names area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers

PROVIDENCE —  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named several area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for five areas of specialty care as...
THE NUMBER OF outpatient positive influenza tests for the 2017-18 flu season far outweighs inpatient positive tests across all age groups except for those 65 and older. / COURTESY RIDOH

R.I. weathers intense flu season short Memorial Hospital’s emergency room

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island hospitals are handling increased emergency calls during a flu season the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “intense,” rivaling...
THE FLU SEASON and other viruses, along with the closure of Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital, have increased the demand for emergency department services at The Miriam Hospital on Providence's East Side. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

DOH: Lines at The Miriam Hospital caused by Memorial closure, viruses...

PROVIDENCE – A combination of new patients from the shuttered Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket and a busy flu season are causing...
FOUR LOCAL HOSPITALS have been named Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades Operating Co. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both in Providence, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River received the distinction. / COURTESY HEALTHGRADES

4 local hospitals named ‘Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence’

PROVIDENCE – Four local hospitals, two each at Southcoast Health and Lifespan Corp., have been named “Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence” by Healthgrades Operating...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott urges Rhode Islanders to consult their doctor before going to the hospital for flu treatment. / COURTESY RIDOH

RIDOH advises most to seek doctor’s visit, not hospital, for flu...

PROVIDENCE, RI — R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is urging Rhode Islanders to consult their doctor before going to the hospital...
LIFECYCLE INC. HAS awarded $15,000 to the Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital, which will allow Miriam to purchase new bariatric equipment and furniture for its cancer center. / COURTESY THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL

LIFEcycle donates $15K to Miriam’s family comprehensive cancer center

NORTH KINGSTOWN – LIFEcycle Inc. has awarded $15,000 to the Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital.The funds...
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