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A LAB TECHNICIAN demonstrates the use of fentanyl testing strips at the Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 10, 2018. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG HEALTH INITIATIVE/ALLISON SHELLEY

Advocates to distribute street drug tests for fentanyl throughout R.I. Friday

PROVIDENCE — Public health advocates, including representatives of Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention at The Miriam Hospital, will distribute street drug test strips for...

Miriam Hospital ranked No. 1 in Providence metro by U.S. News...

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital in Providence was ranked No. 1 in the Providence metropolitan area in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19...

CMS sepsis care scores rank R.I. fourth lowest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – The rate at which Rhode Island hospitals properly treat sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection that kills more than 200,000 people yearly...
GET WITH THE GUIDELINES GOLD PLUS AWARDS were given to Kent Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and South County Hospital this year.

Four R.I. hospitals win top stroke care honor

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the Gold and Silver Award winners.PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hospitals have been named Get With...

Five Questions With: Dr. Carla Moreira

Dr. Carla Moreira, a native of Cape Verde, spent much of her life growing up in Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the...
MIRIAM HOSPITAL'S Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research was awarded $9.1 million in NIH grants. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Miriam Hospital CFAR awarded $9.1M NIH grant

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has been awarded a $9.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund continuing initiatives at its...
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...
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