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FISCAL HELP: Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health System, meets with Alyscia Grant, director of clinical integration and care-delivery redesign. Fanale anticipates improved finances in fiscal 2018, with the inclusion of a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in this year’s state budget. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Struggling R.I. hospitals welcome $16 million Medicaid boost

Rhode Island hospitals will see a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in the state budget this year, marking the first year-over-year increase in...
KIM LYONS OF WARWICK, diagnosed with leukemia, preserved her fertility in advance of radiation therapy because her health care plan covers it. Effective July 5, Rhode Island law requires health care plans to carry the coverage. /COURTESY DR. EDEN CARDOZO

R.I. first state to require fertility-preservation coverage for care that could...

PROVIDENCE – When Kim Lyons of Warwick was diagnosed with leukemia March 1, her doctors told her the best chance for survival was stem...
CARE NEW ENGLAND reported a $6.5 million loss int he company's fiscal third quarter ending in June. Above, one of the hospitals the organization operates, Memorial Hospital. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Care New England posts operating loss of $6.5M in fiscal Q3,...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England reported a $6.5 million operating loss for its fiscal third quarter through June, with the health care provider reporting...
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS and Women & Infants Hospital were awarded $1.95 million to continue research into the medical potential of Inter-Alpha Inhibitor Proteins. Pictured is ProThera founder and CEO Yow-Pin Lim. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

ProThera and WIH receive $1.95M in grant money

Updated at 3:08 p.m. PROVIDENCE - ProThera Biologics and Women & Infants Hospital were awarded a $1.95 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant...
DR. SURENDRA SHARMA, a research scientist and professor in the department of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is also the principal investigator for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that will be established at Women & Infants Hospital. /COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Five Questions With: Dr. Surendra Sharma

Dr. Surendra Sharma is principal investigator for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that will be established at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care...
VOLUNTARY BUYOUTS are being offered at Brigham & Women's Hospital. /COURTESY BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Report: Brigham & Women’s offering buyouts

BOSTON – Brigham & Women’s Hospital is offering voluntary buyouts to approximately 1,600 workers, according to a report in The Boston Globe. The news comes...
WOMEN & INFANTS Hospital of Rhode Island is one of the Care New England facilities that will be affected by layoffs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Care New England announces layoffs, cites financial challenges

Updated 2:06 and 3:23 p.m. PROVIDENCE – A week after it announced it signed a letter of intent to join Boston-based Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts,...
Dr. Deborah Myers

Dr. Deborah Myers receives Distinguished Surgeon Award

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Deborah Myers, a board-certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon and director of Women & Infants Hospital’s division of urogynecology and reconstructive...
Dr. Sarah M. Davis

Davis named Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholar

PROVIDENCE – Selected as the seventh scholar in the Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Reproductive Health Research career-development program, Dr. Sarah M. Davis...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER is one of four Rhode Island hospital that received an A grade in the Leapfrog patient safety report for the spring of 2017.

Four R.I. hospitals receive A grades in Leapfrog safety grade report

Four out of nine Rhode Island hospitals received the highest grade of A in the Leapfrog Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade report released Wednesday. Leapfrog...
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