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Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Score honored Kent Hospital with an A – the top grade in patient safety. more
Kent Hospital is seeking approval to perform both emergency and elective coronary angioplasty procedures. The hospital recently submitted a letter of intent to the R.I. Department of Health and within the next several weeks Kent will submit a full application for a certificate of need. more
Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. John M. Carnevale were recently presented the 2014 “Bell of Hope” award from the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island during a ceremony at the State House to launch the “May is Mental Health Month” campaign. more
Director of the Brown University Oncology Group and associate professor of Medicine at Brown’s Alpert Medical School talks about the group’s progress. more
WOONSOCKET – The R.I. Department of Health has approved CVS Caremark Corp.’s application to open seven MinuteClinic facilities throughout Rhode Island. more
The Northeast regionally Consumer Price Index rose 1.6 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in April, a less significant increase than the 2 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
Steven A. King has been appointed a senior private banker with JPMorgan’s Private Bank office for the New England region, based in Boston, according to an announcement from the financial firm. more
A donation from a Pawtucket family has enabled Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island to institute a program through which a lullaby will play every time a baby is born in the hospital. more
When a woman requires gynecologic surgery, she and her surgeon have several minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic surgery. But questions have arisen about the potential overuse of robotic surgery and its advantages over traditional laparotomy for hysterectomy. more
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