State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/08/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has approved a request from Lifespan to consolidate open heart surgery services offered at both Rhode Island Hospital and at The Miriam Hospital to a single site at Rhode Island Hospital. Included in the conditions of approval are: --Lifespan...
03/07/2011
Department of Health (HEALTH) Interim Director Michael Fine, MD, today announces a one-week postponement in the naming of qualified applicant(s) for registration as a Compassion Center. Fine is in his first full week at HEALTH and, as the person ultimately responsible for the decision on qualified...
03/02/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that packages of Arnica Flowers sold at Price Rite grocery store in Cranston are mislabeled and should not be eaten or mixed with food or beverages. This product was manufactured by NACfoods and distributed in Rhode Island,...
02/28/2011
On March 1, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will launch an improved quitline service for smokers. 1-800-Quit-Now is a national quitline system that refers callers to free resources in their local communities. The program currently helps 45 million Americans who use tobacco. With...
02/28/2011
On Friday, a child from Cumberland was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with elevated levels of mercury. The child was treated and is being monitored by physicians. Staff at the Department of Health (HEALTH) traced the source of the exposure to the family’s residence and then worked with the...