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$2.5M grant to fund W&I doctor’s work with pregnant women

PROVIDENCE – A $2.5 million grant will support a Women & Infants Hospital doctor in her work to identify ways to better diagnose glucose...

Swim Across America event to support Women & Infants’ cancer...

Editor’s note: The swim has been canceled due to unsafe waters brought on by Hurricane Dorian, according to a statement from Women & Infants...

5 local volunteers awarded $10K grants at 2019 Myra Kraft Community...

PROVIDENCE – Four people from Rhode Island and one from Bristol County, Mass., were honored for their volunteerism at the 2019 Myra Kraft Community...
INTERNAL FOCUS: After Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare pulled its application to acquire Care New England and CNE withdrew from talks with Lifespan and Brown University to develop a unified, statewide health care system, Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of CNE, says the company will now focus on internal priorities, including renovations at Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, over the next couple of years.
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CNE plots solo course (for now)

Care New England Health System’s proposed acquisition by Massachusetts health care giant Partners HealthCare ended abruptly in June when Partners pulled its application, after...
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential of a new test to assess prognosis of infants who have or might develop sepsis and necrotizing entercolitis.

ProThera receives $1.9M NIH grant for infant-assessment test research

PROVIDENCE – ProThera Biologics Inc. has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the...

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...

Hospital Association of Rhode Island recognizes 9 ‘Hospital Heroes’

PROVIDENCE – Nine employees from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s member hospitals were named “heroes” recently for their job performance and dedication to...

Women & Infants nurse honored for work in Mother-Baby Unit

PROVIDENCE – A nurse at Women & Infants Hospital has been recognized for her work with new mothers and their babies.Cassandra White, a registered...
HELPING HANDS: Erin Flaherty, left, a newly hired nurse at Kent County Memorial Hospital, practices inserting an IV as registered nurse Karen Wholey, middle, and Nurse Director Nicole Hebert offer advice. 
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Experienced nurses can be hard to find

For nearly four years, Erin Flaherty worked as a nurse in a Warwick urgent-care clinic. The job was rewarding but offered no chance of...
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....
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