Lynn Arditi

Healthcare Reporter

Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the Providence Journal, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.

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The Miriam Hospital has received a $2.5 million federal grant to improve addiction and mental health treatment for gay and bisexual men.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been improperly denying claims for mental health and addiction treatment, according to the results of an examination by the state Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC).

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For more than a decade, Central Falls has had the highest teen pregnancy rate in Rhode Island. The rate has declined significantly in recent years, but one thing hasn’t changed: Teens who have babies are far less likely to graduate from high school or earn a college degree. 


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Rhode Island’s primary election is Wednesday, and we’ve been talking to voters to find out how Trump’s presidency may impact the local election. One group Trump has mentioned among his supporters is Harley-Davidson riders. But over the summer, Trump blasted the American motorcycle company for announcing it was moving some production overseas. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Lynn Arditi checked in with local Harley riders about how they’re feeling about Trump and the primary.

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The union representing nurses at Care New England is asking state health regulators to deny the hospital system’s request for a fast-track review of its proposed takeover by Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will contribute $5 million over the next five years to a new state fund designed to support and expand access to mental health care.

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Nurses and other unionized health care employees at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital approved a five-year contract with Lifespan, averting another strike.

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Rhode Island Hospital announced Thursday it has been awarded an $11.8 million federal grant to establish a research center on opioids and overdose.

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PROVIDENCE – Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare and Care New England are asking Rhode Island health officials to conduct a fast-track regulatory review of their proposed merger, citing Care New England's ongoing financial distress.

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The nonprofit FarmFresh Rhode Island will use a $4.6 million federal grant to help low-income New Englanders buy more fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Pictured (left to right) Cory MacWhorter, employment specialist, Anchor Recovery Community Center; Dr. Susan Andrews, medical director, Electric Boat;  Dr. Sue Pearlmutter, provost, Rhode Island College
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A $4 million federal labor department grant will be used to create a new job training program for Rhode Islanders in recovery from opioid addiction.

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Brown University will continue its affiliation with Care New England even if Rhode Island’s second-largest health system is taken over by Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare.

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Officials at the Rhode Island Department of Health this past weekend continued to monitor Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital as operations returned back to normal.

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Rhode Island Hospital is easing some service restrictions as nurses and other union employees continue their strike. 

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Striking nurses and other employees of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital are expected to be back on the picket line Tuesday.

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