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Elite Physical Therapy announced that four of its doctors of physical therapy – Meghan Yole, Leanne Monteiro, Mark Mahnensmith and Sarah Johnson – recently received specialty board certification in orthopedics. more
Kent Hospital recently presented Barbara Moulton, a registered nurse working in the hospital’s dialysis unit, with this summer’s DAISY Award, which is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize above-and-beyond efforts performed by nurses. more
While the domestic health care sector is rife with mind-numbing acronyms, one new acronym, DHAKA, may be a lifesaving tool. DHAKA, which stands for Dehydration: Assess Kids Accurately, assesses the severity of dehydration in children in low-income countries. more
Cyrus Kosar, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Boston University, came to the Brown University School of Public Health as a graduate student in 2015. His research interests are in aging, long-term care, health economics and quasi-experimental research methods. Kosar, who led a research project that reviewed data from millions of seniors with delirium, shared information with Providence Business News about the results of the study and other issues related to delirium. more
Care New England’s policies and practices led frustrated employees from Butler Hospital and, to a lesser extent, Women & Infants Hospital, to protest on the afternoon of Sept. 1 outside the hospital entrance near Blackstone Boulevard in Providence. more
NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health and Care New England have moved a step closer to becoming partners. The Massachusetts and Rhode Island health care systems each announced Aug. 29 that they have submitted the first of several regulatory … more
(Updated 9:25 a.m.) The proposed affiliation between LMW Healthcare, also known as Westerly Hospital, and Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. has been approved with conditions, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
CVS Health Corp. will pay $795,000 to Massachusetts through a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, with $500,000 earmarked to address opioid dependence and addiction. more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
(Upated 9:55 a.m.) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced $1.9 million in funding for Rhode Island to improve access to treatment for opioid-use disorders. more
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