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Neighborhood Health Plan: One of Highest Rated Health Plans in U.S.

Neighborhood Health Plan

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is one of the highest-rated health plans in the country for the 16th straight year, according to the National...

Health Care Union Files Lawsuit Against Care New England Over Memorial Hospital Closure

Memorial Hospital

The battle over the closure of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket took another turn. The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5082 filed a lawsuit on...

Four Nurses Honored by Women & Infants With Excellence Awards

Melissa Maher (center), recipient of Women & Infants’ Carol Opiekun Scholarship Award

Four nurses were honored by Women & Infants Hospital with excellence awards for their impact on patient care.

UNAP Members to Protest Outside of Memorial Hospital on Monday

Memorial Hospital

Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP), Local 5082, will picket outside of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to protest the lack of...

Care New England Claims They Will Continue in Pawtucket Area, But Refuse to Give Details

Care New England (CNE) issued a press release claiming that the healthcare company had developed plans for the continuation of "community-based care in the Pawtucket...

Weiss: Aging Groups - House GOP Tax Rewrite a Turkey

Thanksgiving approaches the GOP-Controlled House has passed H.R. 1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” its tax reform legislation, on November 16, by a partisan...

Women & Infants’ Physician Coustan Recognized as “Giant in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

Donald Coustan

Women & Infants physician Donald Coustan was recognized as a “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

RI Hospital Awarded $5.8 Million Grant for Skeletal Health

RI Hospital Awarded  $5.8 Million Grant for Skeletal Health

Rhode Island Hospital’s Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital secured a $5.8 million, five-year...

“You Should be Dancing” Event Raises $462K for Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Birth Center

The “You Should be Dancing” event held at Cafe Nuovo in Providence raised $462,000 for Women & Infants Hospital’s Birth Center.

RI Dept. of Health Warns of Recall on Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Green Beans

Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods has recalled Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine...

RI Doctor Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud & Accepting Kickbacks

A Rhode Island doctor has pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud and accepting kickbacks for prescribing a "highly addictive" version of Fentanyl.

NY Times Best-Selling Author Powers to Speak at Mental Health Association of RI Event

Ron Powers

The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island is set to feature New York Times best-selling author Ron Powers at its November event to...

RI’s Dr. Michael Fine Wins National 2017 Advanced Primary Care Award

Michael Fine

Rhode Island’s Michael Fine, M.D. has been awarded the Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

Alexander-Scott Named President-Elect of National Organization of State Health Directors

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Rhode Island Department of Health director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, has been named President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

RI’s Casey Named to National Board of American Lung Assn

David Casey

Rhode Island’s David Casey has been named to the National Board of the American Lung Association. Casey is one of two directors...

Weiss: Senate Aging Panel Calls for Improved Emergency Preparation & Response

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -- George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist

Fatima Hospital to Host Teddy Bear Clinic to Help Kids Feel Better About Visiting

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital to host Teddy Bear Clinic

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital will host a Teddy Bear Clinic to give kids an opportunity to meet medical staff and increase their ease with...

slides: RI Kids Count Releases Report on Youth Tobacco Use in RI

RI Kids Count Releases Report on Youth Tobacco Use in RI

Rhode Island Kids Count has released their latest report on preventing youth tobacco use in Rhode Island.

Weiss: Analysis Says That Aging Veterans at Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

On Monday, October 2, at a press conference  USAgainstAlzheimer’s, (UsA2), along with veterans groups, plan to release an issue brief, “Veterans...

Miriam Hospital’s Collins Named President of RI Medical Society

Bradley Collins

The Rhode Island Medical Society has named Lincoln’s Bradley Collins, MD, as President and named new officers for 2017-18. Collins is an internist...

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