The Providence Center Introduces New Nursing Advancement Initiative
The Providence Center (TPC) recently rolled out the Nursing Clinical Advancement Program, a four-stage scaled curriculum that recognizes and rewards nurses for professional growth. The program is designed to help nurses advance their practice through leadership incentives and skill development while remaining at TPC. Details
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Affinity Adds Sports Medicine Specialist to Staff
Affinity Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, a Care New England-affiliated practice located on the campus of Memorial Hospital, is adding an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee arthroscopy and lower extremity trauma.
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Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model.
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Integra Community Care Elects New Board Chair
Albert Puerini, MD, president and CEO of RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC), has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Integra Community Care Network, LLC.
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Southcoast Health and Care New England Submit First Regulatory Filing in Massachusetts for Proposed Affiliation
Southcoast Health and Care New England announced today that each health care system has submitted the first of several regulatory filings necessary to move forward with the proposed affiliation.
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Providence Business News Features Q&A With CNE’s Chief Nursing Officer
Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Care New England, was interviewed by the Providence Business News for its “Five Questions” segment earlier this month. The questions focused on the strategy behind CNE’s creation of a systemwide chief nursing officer position, how decreasing enrollment in nursing programs is having an impact on CNE, and more. To read the interview please visit bit.ly/29ykUja. For more information on the nurses at the forefront of care our organizations provide to the patients, families and communities we serve, visit carenewengland.org/nursing.
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Kent and Memorial Hospitals Recognized for Quality Stroke Care by National Organization
Kent and Memorial hospitals have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their commitment to quality stroke care. These awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
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Statement From CNE on the Department of Health Approval of Reverse Certificate of Need for Memorial Hospital Obstetrics Unit
We are very appreciative that Rhode Island Department of Health Director (DOH) Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott approved our request to relocate obstetrical services from Memorial Hospital to Women & Infants and Kent hospitals. We know this was not an easy decision and applaud DOH for its diligent process.
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Care New England Physicians Named to Rhode Island Monthly's Top Docs 2016
Seventy-four physicians with privileges at four Care New England hospitals – Butler, Kent, Memorial, and Women & Infants hospitals – have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2016 list of Top Docs.

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Center for Surgical Weight Loss Now Hosting Info. Sessions at Memorial
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is pleased to announce that it will now offer free public information sessions at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is aimed at helping patients who suffer from obesity and other weight-related diseases obtain optimal weight and a healthier lifestyle. Surgical weight loss procedures include the lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
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Care New England Celebrates National Nurses Week
The largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce consists of more than three million nurses. This is also true of our workforce here at Care New England, with nurses at the forefront of the care that our organizations provide to the patients, families and communities we serve. Please join us in celebrating National Nurses Week by acknowledging the important leadership role our nurses play in making the most of each and every encounter with patients and their families.
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Southcoast Health, Care New England Move to Next Step in Affiliation Process
In separate actions undertaken by their respective governance Boards, Southcoast Health and Care New England have voted to move forward with the proposed affiliation of the two not-for-profit hospital and healthcare systems. The announcement was made today by Charles R. Reppucci, Board Chair for Care New England, and Jean F. MacCormack, Board Chair for Southcoast Health.
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Integra and UnitedHealthcare to Improve Medicaid Patients’ Health and Health Care in Rhode Island
Integra Community Care Network, LLC, and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island have launched a Medicaid accountable care entity to improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce the overall cost of care for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plan.
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Grant Awarded to The Providence Center to Improve Veteran's Housing
The Providence Center has been awarded a $50,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to make improvements to the heating system at Joyce House, a transitional living program for homeless veterans. Learn More
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Care New England Responds To UNAP Statement
In view of the serious financial losses being incurred at Memorial, it is no secret that Care New England has pursued many different options for improving the hospital’s financial viability.
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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event at the State House
Gastrointestinal health specialists from Women & Infants and Kent Hospitals are set to host a screening event and propose awareness legislation at the Rhode Island State House from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.

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Update on Memorial Obstetrics Services
In view of the news reports and social media attention to the situation with the obstetrics service at Memorial Hospital, we want to offer some assurance to our valued patients and their families, as well as to the community-at-large. At this point, there is no set date for the transition of the Memorial obstetrics unit.
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Board of Directors Announces Restructuring at Memorial Hospital
The Care New England Health System Board of Directors today announces a restructuring at Memorial Hospital in response to the shifting national health care industry’s focus from inpatient hospital care to outpatient preventative and primary care.
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BCBS and Integra Forge Innovative Agreement
A new agreement between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Integra Community Care Network, LLC will provide 60,000 BCBSRI members a new model of coordinated healthcare delivery. Integra is the partnership of Care New England Health System and its network physicians, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, and South County Health and its network physicians.
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Care New England Names New Board Chairman
Charles R. Reppucci, executive director and chief operating officer of the Providence law firm Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLC, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Care New England at the health care system's recent annual meeting. Reppucci succeeds George W. Shuster, who joined the Care New England board in 1996 and served with distinction as chairman since 2011.
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Care New England Experts Weigh In on Recent Research About Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism
Specialists from Women & Infants Hospital, Butler Hospital and Brown University weighed in on the recent publication out of JAMA Pediatrics regarding a possible link between prenatal depression treatment and autism in children. Read the full story on Care New England Talks Your Health.
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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England Achieves National Accreditation
Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the Rhode Island and southern New England area.
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Rhode Island Institutions Announce Neuroscience Agreement
Rhode Island’s most prominent research institutions engaged in brain science announced that they have entered into a formal agreement to work jointly toward helping solve some of the many mysteries of the brain. The partnership with Lifespan, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Care New England and Providence VA Medical Center is focused on identifying the causes as well as treatments for a wide-range of diseases and disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury and autism.
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Rhode Island Foundation Awards Grant to CNE
Care New England has received a $520,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to develop a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization that will more effectively manage the physical and behavioral health of Medicaid patients in Rhode Island. Working with Integra Community Care Network, CNE will establish a Medicaid ACO in partnership with Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, South County Hospital, federally qualified health centers, the Rhode Island Medicaid office and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, among others. Details
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60 Physicians from Care New England Named to 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America List
With only five percent of doctors in America earning this prestigious honor, Care New England had four hospitals represented on the 2015 national list. The Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from polling of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States.
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Care New England and Southcoast Health Agree to Explore Affiliation
Care New England Health System and Southcoast Health System, Inc., a four-hospital health care system located in southeastern Massachusetts, announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to engage in exclusive discussions regarding a potential strategic partnership and work toward the goal of forming a new not-for-profit parent organization that would oversee both systems.
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Care New England Arrhythmia Service Performs First Implant of FDA Approved MRI-ICD in Rhode Island
Care New England Cardiovascular Care is now offering patients the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system approved by the FDA for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
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Care New England’s Kent Hospital Successfully Performs First Elective Coronary Angioplasty
Kent Hospital successfully completed its first elective coronary angioplasty after receiving state approval earlier this year to move forward with both an elective and emergency angioplasty program.
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CNE launches Community Connect with independent physician practices
Care New England has announced the implementation of Epic’s Community Connect electronic health record (EHR) platform in the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC) practices of Drs. Richard Del Sesto and Al Puerini. The first agreement of its kind in Rhode Island, Community Connect allows independent practices to license an affordable, fully-integrated EHR system to enable seamless and efficient care coordination for patients.
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Care New England Creates Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center
Sports concussion has recently received increased attention nationwide and the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million Americans of all ages get a concussion each year during recreational activities and sports like football and soccer. To help people suffering from concussion, CareNE has drawn together a team of medical experts to create the region's only Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center. This team works together to treat all aspects of sports concussion.
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Cardiovascular Care Taking Part in New Clinical Trial
Care New England Cardiovascular Care has announced it is taking part in the TEMPO clinical research trial. The research will evaluate the effect of an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of heart rhythm problems. The study is specific to patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICD) or Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Defibrillators (CRT-D).
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Care New England Appoints Director of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Informatics
C. James Sung, MD, director of Clinical Pathology and Informatics at Women & infants Hospital and vice chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been named director of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Informatics for Care New England.
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Sixty-Three Physicians From Care New England Named to Rhode Island Monthly's Top Docs 2015
Memorial, Kent and Women & Infants Hospital affiliations among the mix of the list of 163 Top Docs in the May 2015 issue listing by Rhode Island Monthly.
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Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs 2014

72 physicians with privileges at Care New England hospitals have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2014 list of Top Docs. Congratulations!
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Center for Surgical Weight Loss Announces New Site for Info Sessions
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is pleased to announce that it will now offer free public information sessions at Women & Infants Hospital. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is aimed at helping patients who suffer from obesity and other weight-related diseases obtain optimal weight and a healthier lifestyle. Surgical weight loss procedures include the lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
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Make Your Resolution a Reality
It's a new year and time for new resolutions for you and your family. If weight loss is on your New Year's resolution list, then The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is here to help with free monthly information sessions and a new support group.
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Butler and Kent Hospitals Providing Overdose Antidote
Care New England Health System announced today that two of its hospitals, Butler Hospital, located in Providence and Kent Hospital, located in Warwick, are distributing naloxone, more commonly referred to as Narcan, to patients who have been treated for a drug overdose or who are at risk for an overdose.
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CNE's Quin and Marran Selected to Participate in National Fellows Program
Matthew Quin, RN, MSN, vice president of patient care services at Women & Infants Hospital, and Mary Marran, MS, OT, MBA, vice president of service line integration for orthopedics and brain and behavioral health services for Care New England, have been selected to participate in the 2015 America’s Essential Hospitals Fellows Program, Innovative and Adaptive Leadership: Essential in Times of Change.
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Care New England Announces Creation of Affinity Primary Care East Side
Care New England today announced the creation of Affinity Primary Care East Side, a new primary care medicine practice located on the Butler Hospital campus comprised of physicians, behavioral health consultants and medical assistants.
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Governor Appoints Dennis Keefe to Co-Chair Medicaid Working Group
Governor Gina M. Raimondo has named Care New England CEO Dennis Keefe as co-chair of a working group of health care professionals, patient advocates, businesspeople and other policy leaders focused on addressing the structural challenges facing Rhode Island's Medicaid system. Press Release
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CNE Joins National Initiative to Honor End-of-Life Care Wishes
Care New England has joined with five other pioneering organizations to support a new effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patients’ wishes about end-of-life care.
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Care New England Cardiovascular Care Welcomes New Cardiologist
Care New England Cardiovascular Care announced today the addition of a new cardiologist to its medical staff.Ashish Shah, MD, FACC will join the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, further enhancing its growing cardiovascular service line. Dr. Shah will provide services at both Kent and Memorial hospitals.
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Care New England to Celebrate Annual National Day of Dance
Care New England invites you and your family to the National Day of Dance for Your Health event on February 21, 2015, at The Warwick Mall from 12 to 3 p.m. Everybody Dance Now is a program of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network held in 70 communities and attended by more than 70,000 people across the U.S. This year celebrates the 11th Annual National Day of Dance and is the biggest dance party in the United States to increase overall health for women and their families. This is the second year that Care New England will participate in this nationwide event to create healthier communities.
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Care New England and The Providence Center Approve Formal Affiliation
Care New England announced it has finalized its affiliation with The Providence Center, the latest in a series of steps taken by CNE to create partnerships focused on a shared mission to provide integrated health care for the whole person – mind and body, in sickness and in health, in the most supportive setting - home, community, or hospital.
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, CNE Launch Maternity Care Initiative
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Care New England and its employed and interested community physicians announced the first phase of an initiative providing an integrated care model and innovative payment model for obstetrical patients. Building on the depth and expertise of leading obstetrician/gynecologists at Women & Infants , the new initiative will strengthen care integration and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
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Clinician Named Inspirational Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Kate Lally, MD, FACP, has been named an inspirational leader in hospice and palliative medicine under the age of 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Dr. Lally is one of the physicians recognized by her peers for innovation in and dedication to the medical specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and AAHPM.
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