Lynn Arditi

Healthcare Reporter

Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the Providence Journal, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.

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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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As Rhode Island’s health insurance commissioner, Marie Ganim knows a lot about health plans. So when she started to get calls from telemarketers hawking a new type of short-term health insurance, she decided to play along.

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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.

Governor Gina Raimondo on Friday signed legislation to create a new criminal penalty for drug dealers.

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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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The Senate leadership introduced a bill (S-2893) Wednesday that would require hospital officials to testify under oath to state regulators assessing hospital takeovers.

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The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence and hospital operator Prospect Chartercare, LLC are among the defendants accused of conspiracy and fraud in two class-action lawsuits filed late Monday.

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Rhode Island’s House of Representatives Thursday night approved a bill to create a new criminal penalty for dealers in cases of fatal overdoses.

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A public advertising campaign aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic is scheduled to begin airing on TV and social media outlets in Rhode Island later this month.

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Rhode Islanders enrolled in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act can now pay their monthly insurance bills at their local CVS Pharmacy.

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Rhode Island Hospital has agreed to spend at least $1 million to improve its systems after a series of recent patient errors.

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The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would legalize the possession and distribution of test strips to detect fentanyl laced in heroin and other illicit drugs

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Medical professionals are urging Governor Gina Raimondo to veto legislation that would strengthen criminal penalties for drug dealers.

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Rhode Island health officials say hospital emergency rooms are seeing a spike in the number of patients being treated for drug overdoses.

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