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Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest hospital network, has hired more than 1,000 nurses and other replacement workers for Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in anticipation of a possible strike Monday.

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The union representing nurses and other workers at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital has announced plans to strike in 10 days -- on July 23rd -- after its members rejected a three-year contract offer. 

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Rhode Island Hospital administrators said Monday they’ve reached a tentative agreement with their employees’ union on a new three-year contract.

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State health officials have ordered Kent Hospital in Warwick to invest at least $1.7 million to “improve patient quality and safety” following a series of medical errors.

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A research team led by Rhode Island Hospital’s chief of infectious diseases has discovered a new class of antibiotics that could one day help fight bacteria that have developed resistance to current antibiotics.

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A new study links a dramatic decline in drug overdose deaths with Rhode Island’s prison treatment program for opioid addiction.

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including some 23,000 Rhode Islanders. 

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Rhode Island Hospital has won a nearly $8 million grant to build a program to address disparities in health outcomes among children with asthma.

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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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Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest hospital chain, is resuming payments in lieu of taxes to the city of Providence, Lifespan announced today.

Lifespan President and CEO Dr. Timothy Babineau said that better finances have led the hospital to resume the payments to Providence with a $400,000 contribution. According to the hospital system, Lifespan’s finances have rebounded from a $33 million operating loss to a break-even status on its balance sheet, enabling the system to resume the payments.

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A new effort to combat opioid addiction and overdose deaths opened Monday in Rhode Island. Lifespan, the state’s largest hospital system, is running an outpatient treatment facility called the Lifespan Recovery Center in Providence.

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Boston’s big hospital system –Partners HealthCare—is acquiring Care New England, Rhode Island’s second largest hospital chain. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says this deal raises many questions about the quality and price of health care in the Ocean State.

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Rhode Island Hospital researchers say preparing for an infectious disease outbreak could be more efficient and cost-effective. That’s the conclusion of a new study that assessed the costs and benefits for hospitals of preparing to deal with potential Ebola cases during the 2014 outbreak.

Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island, Mar. 7

Mar 7, 2017
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Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island, Jan. 17

Jan 17, 2017
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