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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...
Lifecycle Inc., a biking charity that raises funds to fight cancer, donated $5,000 to the Miriam Hospital for a clinical trial exploring improved treatment of glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer. / COURTESY THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Lifecycle donates $5K to Miriam Hospital’s glioblastoma research

NORTH KINGSTON – Lifecycle Inc., a biking charity that raises funds to fight cancer, has donated $5,000 to the Miriam Hospital for a clinical...
CONDITIONS SET FOR APPROVING THE closure of Memorial Hospital's emergency department don't address the full loss of those services, Pawtucket officials say. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Pawtucket officials: RIDOH conditions won’t fully blunt loss of Memorial emergency...

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket’s state senators say R.I. Department of Health’s conditions on Care New England’s closure of Memorial Hospital’s emergency department don’t fully address...
INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...

Management is a service job

Dr. Louis B. Rice | University Medicine Foundation CEO, ­president and physician-in-chiefLeading a group of physicians is a complex endeavor that requires honesty and...
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