State Government Press Releases

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03/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has organized three community meetings to allow the public to comment on Memorial Hospital's proposal to cease providing inpatient obstetrics services. The community meetings will be held on the following dates and at the following locations March...
03/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Perdue Foods LLC is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with plastic material. The chicken nugget products were produced for Applegate Farms. The recall is for 8-oz. boxed...
03/04/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016.
03/03/2016
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), issued the following statement today on the Reverse Certificate of Need application submitted by Memorial Hospital: "RIDOH has processes in place for reviewing changes to primary or emergency services...
03/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the state's requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear surgical masks. "The masking requirement is...
02/22/2016
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), co-led a group of health officials from throughout the country today in calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt labels to explicitly warn about a dangerous combination of medications...
02/10/2016
Rhode Island launched today the HealthFacts RI database, a new all-payer healthcare claims database, to better understand healthcare spending, utilization and the effectiveness of healthcare policies. As part of the launch, the state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) released...
02/05/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages Rhode Islanders to take advantage of the free, anonymous HIV testing that will be offered by AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this Sunday, February 7. Testing will take place from noon to 3 p.m....
02/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
01/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at one of its production facilities as part of an investigation into a listeriosis outbreak. The...