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Blackstone Valley health center soldiers through the pandemic

When Elcimari Campos tested positive for coronavirus disease last month, she was frightened. A wife and mother of three school-age children, she lives with an autoimmune disorder, which put her at high risk. “I was scared, because I have lupus. So I called my primary doctor.”

That is when, Charlie Imonah, a nurse practitioner with BVCHC, “He said, ‘don't worry, we're going to take care of you,’ ” Campos recalled on Friday during an interview at the Broad Street office. “And the next day, I got an appointment for the treatment. Thank God they put me in treatment right away, with monoclonal antibody therapy.”

BVCHC: Lessons learned during pandemic

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care: Lessons learned during pandemic.

"We are a much tighter team and a much stronger organization," said Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer at BVCHC.

Investing in the bricks and mortar of better health care

It has been nearly two years since ground was broken for the new Neighborhood Health Station in the smallest city in Rhode Island, with native daughter Viola Davis lending a shovel, offering a message of hope and perseverance to the residents of the city, one that seemed to reflect the dialogue from one of Davis’s memorable characters from “The Help” – you are smart, you are important, you are kind.

Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station receives $100K donation

The Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station project has received a $100,000 matching donation from Teknor Apex CEO Jonathan Fain, according to Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Tuesday.

On Monday, members of the Rhode Island business community came together for a breakfast event to learn about the vision and goals of the Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station.

Weiss: Keynote Address - Fine Calls for Community Health Stations in Every RI Community

Last week, the Rhode Island Minority Elder Task Force (RIMETF) held a Health and Wellness Fair at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center in East Providence to put a spotlight on minority health care needs.   

Dr. Michael Fine, a primary care physician who formerly was the state’s Health Director, and now serves as Senior Population Health and Clinical Officer at the Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc., gave the keynote address, calling for an overhaul of America’s ailing health care delivery system.

The evolution in health care will not be televised

It was the biggest story in the Biggest Little that was not covered by the news media last week: the tangible emergence of Rhode Island as a national leader in providing innovative health care delivery at the community level, from the ground up.