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The Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered Memorial Hospital to stop accepting emergency patients, new patients and performing surgeries, citing concerns for patient safety.

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Care New England Health System reported a $47-million operating loss for the fiscal year, nearly half attributed to Memorial Hospital.

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Virginia Iacono stood at the podium, a hospital bracelet around her wrist. She is 73 and undergoing cancer treatment at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.

“There are hundreds of us that rely on that cancer center,’’ she said. “Where are we gonna go…?” 

The Rhode Island Department of Health is seeking public input at a meeting Monday evening on Care New England Health System’s plan to close Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.

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Care New England’s plan to relocate Brown University’s medical residency program to Kent Hospital in Warwick has some in the medical community breathing a sigh of relief.   

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Uncertainty shrouds the future of Care New England Health System, which this week moved one step closer to closing Pawtucket Memorial Hospital when it stopped accepting patients into its intensive care unit.

But a top Care New England executive says Memorial employees can rest assured about one thing: their pension plan.

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Care New England Health System closed Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit Monday, prompting accusations by the hospital’s union that it violated state regulatory procedures.

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Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket announced plans last week to close, citing financial troubles. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says that while politicians protest, no one should be surprised at this development. 


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Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien has asked Governor Gina Raimondo to intervene in Care New England’s plan to close that city’s community hospital.

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Memorial Hospital is closing all but some walk-in clinics after its planned sale to a California hospital chain fell through.

Hospital officials announced the decision on Tuesday at a noon meeting with hundreds of employees.

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Care New England's president and CEO, Dennis D. Keefe, announced Monday he will retire at the of the year as the hospital group prepares for a planned merger with Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts.

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A state Senate bill aiming to streamline the merger and acquisition process for nonprofit hospitals is scheduled for a vote in the Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday. The bill, which would amend the Hospital Conversions Act, has sparked debate between lawmakers and hospital union workers.

Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island, Nov. 29

Nov 29, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in health in Rhode Island, Nov. 29:

MEDICAID: Rhode Island has been awarded about $130 million dollars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to continue overhauling its Medicaid program. 

Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island, 9/27

Sep 27, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in health care in Rhode Island.

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