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THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION awarded more than $280,000 in grants to improve health care to improve health care in Rhode Island. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation President Karen Voci, who serves on the advisory committee that recommended the grants, speaks at the announcement Friday morning at the Central Falls Fire Station. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RI Foundation awards $280K-plus in grants to improve local residents’ health

PROVIDENCE – Six health care organizations and one city will split a combined $284,000 in grants form the Rhode Island Foundation to help improve...
WARWICK POLICE have charged James Pinel, vice president of adult and child and family services at The Providence Center, in the Feb. 21 hit-and-run injury of a pedestrian in Warwick. / COURTESY WARWICK POLICE

Providence Center executive charged in hit-and-run injury of pedestrian

WARWICK – On Feb. 24, Warwick Police arrested and charged James Pinel, 58, of West Warwick, vice president of adult and child and family...

Tassoni appointed SUMHLC director of operations

JOHN J. TASSONI JR., a former state senator, recently was appointed the new director of operations, community and government relations for the Substance Use...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...
SEN. JOSHUA MILLER, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture and the Democratic caucus policy chair./ COURTESY WWW.JOSHUAMILLER.ORG

Five Questions With: Joshua Miller

Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment &...
ANNE ACHILLE is manager of the Providence Center’s Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

Five Questions With: Ann Achille

Ann Achille, manager of The Providence Center’s Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs, is a licensed mental health counselor and licensed chemical...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
THE PROVIDENCE CENTER will open a teen-oriented substance use disorder recovery center in January, thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

BCBSRI pledges $20K for R.I.’s first substance use disorder recovery center

PROVIDENCE – A $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has helped The Providence Center raise the full $400,000 needed...
BUTLER HOSPITAL will be the site of a new 24-hour opioid treatment center, funded through the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals using a federal grant. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Raimondo, Butler officials detail $242K opioid-treatment program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Care New England representatives, along with officials from Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, announced...

Planka awarded for her work with Mentor Rhode Island

Jana M. Planka was recognized as one of the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winners by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for...
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