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Rhode Island Hospital honors emergency center director

PROVIDENCE – Dr. David Portelli has been honored with the Service to Hospital Award from the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Staff Association.Portelli has served...
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HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.
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Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...
BRACING FOR ARTS: Workers from Strafach & Sons Inc. set up bracing and forms for concrete construction for a new performing arts center being built at Brown University on Angell Street in Providence.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown investing in performing arts

Brown University has been on a building spree in recent years. Its latest creation-in-the-making is a performing arts center. It may surprise some that...

R.I. Cancer Summit speakers to discuss gynecologic cancers, cancer in LGBTQ...

PROVIDENCE – The 13th annual Rhode Island Cancer Summit will host three keynote speakers who plan to focus on gynecologic cancers and cancer in...
DR. C. JAMES SUNG has been appointed executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Sung to head CNE’s pathology and laboratory department

PROVIDENCE – Care New England has announced that its interim chief of pathology and laboratory medicine has been appointed head of the department.Dr. C....

Five Questions With: Dr. Megan L. Ranney

Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an attending emergency physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, founded and directs the Emergency Digital Health Innovation...

Butler to celebrate 175th anniversary with edible art

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island restaurateur and nationally acclaimed modern artist are planning to work together to create an edible work of art to...

Brown University researchers develop germ-resistant coating for intravascular catheters

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could help prevent catheter-related blood infections, the most common...

Five Questions With: Dr. Athena Poppas

In November, Dr. Athena Poppas was named chief of cardiology for Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, and for the Warren Alpert Medical School...
RECORD TIME: Brown University researchers have published a study showing that electronic health records are more stressful for physicians than they are helpful. At Coastal Medical, practice nurses, such as Margaret Hatzpanian, right, now handle most clinical documents and administrative tasks previously handled by doctors. At left is Stephanie Nunes, nurse practioner.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown researcher: Electronic health records create high stress for physicians

Physicians say electronic health records are stressful, but a survey of Rhode Island doctors and promising strategies suggest compromises between round-the-clock accessibility and reasonable...
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