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INDEPENDENT-MINDED: Aaron Robinson, CEO and president of South County Health, acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a big strain on the small, independent health care company. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Amid hospital mergers, some still going it alone

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Landmark Medical Center. Westerly Hospital. Memorial Hospital. Over the last decade, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and closures have consumed all but...

Westerly Hospital recognized for stroke care

WESTERLY – Westerly Hospital has earned national recognition for its performance in treating stroke patients over the past 12 months. The hospital received a Stroke...
LEADING THE CHARGE: Dr. Susan Duffy, left, and Susan Korber, associate chief nursing officer, both with Lifespan, are working to implement telemedicine for the long term. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals see benefits of adding telemedicine

Christopher Cowan has left his house only twice since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March. The North Stonington, Conn., resident has serious underlying conditions that...

Miriam Hospital tops new ranking but scores low on pay equity,...

PROVIDENCE – A new ranking of United States hospitals shows Miriam Hospital, owned by Lifespan Corp., as Rhode Island's best hospital, earning high scores...

2 Westerly Hospital nurses honored with Nightingale Awards

WESTERLY – Two Westerly Hospital nurses are among the 13 honorees for the 2020 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program. The recognition, developed in...

4 R.I. hospitals get ‘A’ grade, 3 earn ‘C’ from national...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hospitals have received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade spring ratings. Leapfrog, a national nonprofit, monitors quality...
UNEXPECTED SIDE EFFECT: Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, says visits to the hospital’s emergency room have dropped by nearly half since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A side effect of the pandemic: Emptier emergency rooms

Dr. Laura Forman, chief of emergency medicine at Kent County Memorial Hospital, is used to seeing about 200 patients a day come through the...

Westerly Hospital treats 3 COVID-19 patients with donated plasma

WESTERLY – Three COVID-19 patients at Westerly Hospital have received a plasma infusion through donations from the New York Blood Center. The treatment, which was...

CharterCARE, Eleanor Slater, Westerly, South County hospitals ban visitors in effort...

PROVIDENCE – Eleanor Slater Hospital, CharterCARE Health Partners, South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital are the latest medical facilities and systems to ban visitors...

Hospitals offer education sessions on memory loss and suicide prevention

PROVIDENCE – Two upcoming events at local hospitals will take aim at separate health issues. A presentation as part of Lifespan Corp.’s ongoing Aging and...

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