State Government Press Releases

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04/25/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) released the results of the 2010 survey on resident and family satisfaction with nursing home care Rhode Island. For the fifth consecutive year, this annual survey indicates that nursing home care, on average, surpassed the national standard. In Rhode...
04/21/2011
Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) presented the Pawtucket Red Sox (Paw Sox) organization with the Safe Place for Teens to Work certification and award. This is the second time the Paw Sox have earned this award, and it is the only company in the state that has achieved this...
04/18/2011
Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is providing the following updates in the ongoing investigation of the Salmonella outbreak: · All remaining food and environmental samples taken from DeFusco’s bakery have tested negative for Salmonella. · HEALTH has issued a compliance...
04/15/2011
On Wednesday, April 13, a primary care provider notified the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) of a suspected case of measles. The patient, a woman in her 20s, is from Europe. She arrived in New York on Tuesday and traveled by car to Rhode Island. After seeking treatment for symptoms of...
04/07/2011
Safe and available sidewalks. Healthy foods being sold at neighborhood stores. Clean parks and bike paths for children and adults. These are just three examples of things that can promote healthy eating and increased physical activity. Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH)...
04/04/2011
On March 28, 2011, the Rhode Island Department of Health’s (HEALTH) Office of Immunization received two awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Immunization Conference in Washington, D.C. The first award was for the highest influenza vaccination coverage...
03/27/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) continues its investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella, possibly related to zeppoles. HEALTH has now received reports of 25 people who are ill throughout the state, with a common characteristic among many as having consumed zeppoles from DeFusco’s...
03/26/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, possibly related to yesterday’s recall of baked goods, including zeppoles. HEALTH has received reports of 19 people who are ill, with a common characteristic among many as having consumed zeppoles from...
03/25/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers of a recall of all baked goods sold at DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston and in Cranston. During an inspection of the Johnston store, HEALTH staff found pastry cream that is used in zeppoles and éclairs was stored at unsafe temperatures...
03/16/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announces that 3 of the 18 applicants have been approved to apply for registration certificates to run a compassion center. The three applicant(s) selected are Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center, Inc.; Summit Medical Compassion Center; and The...