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BUMPER BOATS: People enjoy a ride on bumper boats on Block Island during a previous Chamber Block Party event. Nine local chambers of commerce will be part of this year’s Chamber Block Party on the island Aug. 10.
 / COURTESY CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/JOHN LOVEGREN PHOTOGRAPHY

Editor’s Choice: Chambers of commerce

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers of commerce gather for annual networking party NINE LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE will be part of the annual Chamber Block Party...

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...

Five Questions With: William Filippone

Westerly Hospital recently named registered nurse William Filippone as its chief nursing officer. Filippone has more than 20 years of experience in numerous health...

Westerly Hospital welcomes new associate chief nursing officer

WESTERLY – Westerly Hospital has named registered nurse William Filippone as its chief nursing officer. Filippone will be responsible for the oversight of patient care...

R.I. ranks third in Leapfrog hospital safety guide with 5 A-rated...

PROVIDENCE – Five of eight Rhode Island hospitals rated by The Leapfrog Group won A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, earning the...
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...

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...
A LOT RIDING ON THIS: The future of health care delivery and economic dynamism are likely to be affected by recently undertaken talks between Lifespan Corp., Care New England and Partners Healthcare of ­Massachusetts.

R.I.’s health care future depends on outcome of merger talks

On the same day that South County Health announced it was calling off merger talks with Yale New Haven Health’s Westerly Hospital, Lifespan Corp.,...
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH and Yale New Haven Health System have mutually ended talks regarding a merger of Westerly Hospital and South County Hospital. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO

South County Health and Yale New Haven Health end R.I. merger...

PROVIDENCE – Yale New Haven Health System and South County Health have ended talks regarding a potential merger of Westerly Hospital and South County...
PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
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