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Miriam Hospital’s Vakharia Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award

Jamsheed Vakharia

Miriam Hospital surgeon Jamsheed Vakharia, M.D.,  received the 2017 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award at Miriam Hospital.

Weiss: GOP Senators Avoid Angry Constituents During July Recess

Senator Ted Cruz

With Senate Republican leadership pulling their healthcare bill, titled “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” scheduled for a vote before the Fourth of July...

RI Dept. of Health Announces Over $686,000 in Loan Repayment Awards

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of Health and Chair of the Health Professional Loan Repayment Board

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced over $686,000 in loan repayment awards on Thursday in a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House.

Lifespan Makes Payment of $400K to City of Providence

Timothy Babineau, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Lifespan

Lifespan made an additional voluntary payment of $400,000 to the City of Providence.

Weiss: Senate Health Bill Vote Expected This Week, Dems Call Bill “Meaner” Than House Version

The long-awaited Senate health bill text crafted by a group of 13 GOP senators (all male) appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to...

Weiss: AARP Scorecard - Taking a Closer Look at Ri’s Long-Term Services & Support to Older Adults

With America’s baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, DC-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its...

Fatima Hospital Graduates 7 Medical Technology Students

Dakota Donth, Alannah Duffy, Elysha Grant, Lauren Hartnett, Megan Tessier, Abigail Tubman, and Randy Vinas.

Seven students graduated from the Fatima Hospital School of Medical Technology earlier this month. 

Brown University Names Marcus Dean of the School of Public Health

Bess Marcus

Brown University has named Bess Marcus as the next dean of the School of Public Health. 

Weiss: Trump Budget Could Fray Nation’s Social Security Net, Hurt Seniors

Last month, President Donald Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal to a GOP controlled Congress.  Critics of the Republican president and Democratic lawmakers...

Wilbur Named Executive Director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

Erin Wilbur PHOTO: Brown

Erin Wilbur has been named Executive Director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, announced the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner ...

Weiss: CBO Numbers Says GOP Health Plan Benefits Young, Healthy…Not Seniors

Weeks ago, the Trump Administration and GOP House leadership mended fences with GOP moderates and conservatives to hammer out a new version of the introduced...

California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recalled Due to Mislabeled Jars

California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that California Sun Dry Foods recalled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto...

Raimondo Appoints Beane, Hawkins to Lead Human Services

Eric Beane PHOTO: Linkedin

Governor Gina Raimondo announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and...

NEW: Blackstone Valley Surgicare Acquired by CharterCARE Health Partners

Ann Dugan, administrator, is pictured discussing Blackstone Valley Surgicare's capabilities with Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and John Holiver, CharterCARE CEO.

Blackstone Valley Surgicare has been acquired from Surgical Care Affiliates by CharterCARE Health Partners. The Rhode Island Department of Health has approved...

Women & Infants Dr. Chen Receives Beckwith Family Award

Dr. Kenneth Chen

Women & Infants Dr. Kenneth Chen was presented with the Department of Medicine’s Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching at The Warren...

NEW: Aunt Jemima Recalls Frozen Pancakes, Waffles, & French Toast Due to Listeria

Aunt Jemima recalls frozen waffles, pancakes and french toast PHOTO: RI Dept. of Health

Aunt Jemima is recalling frozen pancakes, frozen waffles, and frozen french toast slices due to possible listeria contamination. All “best by” dates are...

Weiss: GOP Health Care Reform Moves to Senate

Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s words are now coming back to haunt him and GOP leadership that rammed American Health Care Act (AHCA), without...

NEW: Dave’s Marketplace Recalls Frozen Tuna Steaks

Dave’s Marketplace Recalls Frozen Tuna Steaks

Dave’s Marketplace is recalling 10oz Frozen Tuna King steaks sold at the retailer on or after March 23, 2017. 

The Best States for Nurses - See Where RI Ranks

RI ranked 19th in U.S. for nurses

From Rhode Island Hospital to Women & Infants to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island is home to many nurses, but where does Rhode...

Weiss: Experts Say Isolation and Loneliness Impacting More Older Americans

Sarah Hosseini, a blogger on Scary Mommy, a website bringing entertainment and information to millennial mothers, penned a touching story about Marleen Brooks, a California...

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