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South County Hospital was one of 102 hospitals nationwide to receive five stars in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, the organization this week. more
Workers in the Providence metro had an average hourly wage of $23.98 in May 2015, approximately 3 percent higher than the average national wage of $23.23, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
A public information meeting will be held Aug. 2 about the proposed sale of LMW Healthcare, d/b/a Westerly Hospital, to Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. more
Digital breast tomosynthesis, more commonly called 3-D mammography, is now available at Newport Hospital. By taking multiple three-dimensional images of breasts in layers, 3-D mammography allow physicians to better evaluate a patient and improve the identification of tumors. more
A research team at the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital has discovered that women’s instincts about the preferred surgical option to remove their breast cancer carry more weight than their surgeon’s advice and their partner’s input. more
Dr. Ann L. Potter is the new medical director at Southcoast Behavioral Health, a 120-bed psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth that is part of Southcoast Health, serving patients in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Before joining Southcoast Behavioral Health, Potter worked at The Providence Center in Providence. Potter spoke recently with Providence Business News about her new position at Southcoast Behavioral Health and the entity’s goals and objectives. more
Sailor, surfer and part-time ski instructor in Aspen, Colo., Clive Bridgham is going to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – but not as an athlete. Rather, the sports medicine chiropractic physician, who maintains a solo practice in Barrington, will volunteer in the Olympic Village’s Polyclinic, as a medical volunteer treating athletes before and during the Olympic Games. more
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which aims to fight opioid addiction and promote opioid prevention and treatment programs comprehensively on several fronts, will soon become federal law. more
Prospect Provider Group of RI LLC, the independent practice association affiliated with CharterCARE Health Partners, was awarded Elite Status on the CAPG Standards of Excellence survey for 2016. more
The fifth annual Memorial Hospital golf tournament and dinner reception raised more than $106,000 for improvements to the facility’s emergency department. more
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