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The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons announced recently that Women & Infants Hospital is one of 74 accredited cancer programs nationwide – and one of just two in Rhode Island – to earn its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award. more
As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Care New England has begun using germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill microorganisms in hard-to-clean places. 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
Despite the red ink that’s poured out of some community hospitals in the Providence area in recent years, competition to buy them has been strong. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, and Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Warwick, were honored in a Statehouse ceremony last week by the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care Inc. They were named “Legislative Champions” by the trade association for their advocacy in ensuring access to quality home health care services. 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
PROVIDENCE – A new 14-bed inpatient unit at Rhode Island Hospital is bringing together the services offered by the state’s largest hospital and the individual patient-centered care provided by the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Both are part of the Lifespan health system. more
CRANSTON – Rhode Island hospitals’ participation in a national patient-safety program during the past two years has saved more than $18.7 million by avoiding unnecessary treatments, according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is providing new health care services at the Providence Health Center at 111 Point St. Illnesses being treated at the location include: colds, the flu, ear infections, sinus infections, seasonal allergies and strep throat. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Lung Association of the Northeast announced the launch of the largest Wood Stove Changeout Program in the United States. The program will cover all counties in Rhode Island; New London and Windham counties in Connecticut; and Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties in Massachusetts. more
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