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Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, part of Southcoast Health, recently received a $6,000 grant by the Colon Cancer Coalition for colon cancer prevention, education and screening programs to the area’s underserved populations. more
Rhode Island Hospital is recruiting local participants for an international clinical trial to test an investigational drug intervention that may reduce the risk and development of Alzheimer’s disease. more
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. more
Dr. Cornelius (Skip) Granai III, director of Women & Infants Hospital’s Program in Women’s Oncology, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Two Rhode Island health centers will share $771,607 in funding to expand oral health services and increase the number of patients served, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a news release Thursday. more
WASHINGTON – Representatives from 12 health care organizations, including Dr. Lynn Taylor with The Miriam Hospital, were recognized at a White House ceremony on May 19 for their outstanding commitment to increasing the number of individuals who are aware of their hepatitis B and C status. more
Dr. Jennifer S. Gass, surgeon-in-chief and co-director of the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital, is an internationally recognized resource in the field of oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and cancer survivorship issues and was recently invited to participate in two key groups. Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery combines the most up-to-date plastic surgery techniques with surgical oncology. more
Dr. James Rudolph is director of the Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services and director of Measurement and Quality Improvement for the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, both at the Providence VA Medical Center. Rudolph’s pioneering program, the VA Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Vulnerable Veterans, designed to meet the needs of the nation’s aging veterans – was recently awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development. more
With the Rhode Island health care sector cast of characters constantly shifting, MergerWatch’s recent report, “When Hospitals Merge: Updating State Oversight to Protect Access to Care,” is particularly timely. more
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