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Rhode Island College announced the opening of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Education in Healthcare to focus on workforce development opportunities for Rhode Island health care workers Monday afternoon. more
Kent Radiation Therapy has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, after a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Kent Radiation Therapy, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate and a joint venture between Care New England and CharterCARE Health Partners, is Kent County’s only ACR-accredited radiation oncology facility. more
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and to develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population. more
Dennis Roy is president and chief executive officer of East Bay Community Action Program, a nonprofit organization that merged recently with East Bay Center. Roy, a board member of the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Community Action Association, talked with Providence Business News about the merger of nonprofit organizations EBCAP and East Bay Center – which did not trigger staff reductions – and how that merger will impact their respective constituencies. more
An April 2016 "Tracking Trends” report from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island indicates that, in 2014, Rhode Island hospitals had an economic impact in the state of more than $6.5 billion. Given the hospital industry’s contributions to the Ocean State, HARI urged state leaders to make the appropriate investments to secure the industry’s role in the state’s economy. more
The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association announced that Dr. Pamela A. Harrop has been named Woman Physician of the Year. more
Melissa Cummings will chair the 2017 Southern New England Go Red For Women Luncheon, an annual women’s event emphasizing cardiovascular health. As a cornerstone piece of the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement, the event raises awareness and urges action to prevent or survive the greatest and fifth-greatest killers of women – heart disease and stroke, respectively. more
The Lifespan Community Health Institute has scheduled a series of health forums throughout the state. Designed to allow residents to share their health concerns with Lifespan, the forums will enable Lifespan to collect information for its Community Health Needs Assessment, which is an Affordable Care Act requirement. more
University of Rhode Island students majoring in programs as different as psychology, pharmacy, physical therapy, health studies and human development are teaming up to tackle problems plaguing older adults. more
Hasbro Inc. this week was named a “health champion” by the American Diabetes Association for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. more
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