BVCHC PCMH Patient Update

March 13th, 2017 //  Back in July 2011, BVCHC was proud to receive accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Level 3. These are the performance measures we are currently working on. read more

Patient Updates

March 1st, 2017 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care has been acutely affected by the national shortage of primary care providers. We offer our sincere apologies and humbly ask for your patience and understanding… read more

C.F. High Has New Outlook On Health

March 15th, 2016 //  The neighborhood health station at Central Falls High School, which provides health and medical care for students, is considered to be an opportunity to build a culture of health for… read more

Street Paving at Pawtucket Medical (East Avenue)

August 20th, 2015 //  The City of Pawtucket is expecting to pave East Avenue during the next week or two. BVCHC patients will be unable to access the parking lots located in the back… read more

New! Patient Portal Prizes

July 16th, 2015 //  Patients now have the opportunity to win a prize simply by using their portal accounts! To be entered into a raffle they must do at least one of the following:… read more

Brown University's Executive Masters Class Visits BVCHC

December 8th, 2014 //  Last week, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care was honored to welcome the inaugural class, in the Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, for a morning of shared best… read more

Dr. Carla Martin Receives RIHCA's Clinical Leadership Award

October 6th, 2014 //  This morning, BVCHC’s very own Dr. Carla Martin, was recognized by the Rhode Island Health Center Association, as the recipient of their Clinical Leadership Award during their Annual Meeting. The… read more

Participants Needed!

September 3rd, 2014 //  Patients are needed to participate in a focus group and provide feedback about their experiences at our primary care offices. Participants will receive dinner during the group discussion, plus a… read more

Neighborhood Health Station Gets Ready to Launch

August 25th, 2014 //  BVCHC is proud to partner with Memorial Hospital and the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University’s medical school, while working in conjunction with the Central Falls School Department and… read more

RIte Care Recertifications

August 18th, 2014 //  Any individual, parent or child that was on RIte Care in 2013, will need to re-certify before the end of 2014. Anyone needing to re-certify, will receive an orange colored… read more

Five Questions With: Raymond Lavoie

July 28th, 2014 //  This morning’s edition of the Providence Business News, features an interview with our Executive Director, Raymond Lavoie. Mr. Lavoie focuses on the recent launch of our free smartphone app and… read more

Dr. Neelam Thapa Interviewed by Reach Out and Read RI

July 21st, 2014 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s pediatrician, Dr. Neelam Thapa, was recently interviewed by Reach Out and Read RI about the importance of reading to your children and the RORRI program.… read more

Successful Community Health Fair

June 30th, 2014 //  This past Saturday, June 28th, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, in partnership with Lifespan, Walgreen’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, and Latino Public Radio, held a free community health… read more

BVCHC Launches APP

June 30th, 2014 //  Today, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care introduced a new smartphone app that allows anyone to track health and fitness results. BVCHC, as an industry leader, is one of the first… read more

BVCHC Free Health Fair

June 4th, 2014 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care will be holding a community health fair on Saturday, June 28 where it will be unveiling a free smart phone app available to track and… read more

BVCHC Launches Patient Engagement App

March 18th, 2014 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) is proud to be the first health care provider in Rhode Island that offers a patient engagement app. This incredibly useful tool can be… read more

BVCHC's Health Care Reform Efforts

February 26th, 2014 //  Since October 1st, Rhode Islanders have had the opportunity to shop for affordable health care options through the state’s online marketplace, HealthSourceRI. Blackstone Valley Community Health Care has been hard… read more

BVCHC Recognized by HIMSS Analytics

August 28th, 2013 //  Earlier this week, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care received news from HIMSS Analytics that all three of our locations achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). As the… read more

National Health Center Week 2013

August 1st, 2013 //  This year National Health Center Week occurs August 11th – 17th. This week of celebration will highlight the efforts of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care in the community, recognize our… read more

HealthSource RI

July 15th, 2013 //  The Rhode Island Online Insurance Marketplace finally has a name – HealthSource RI! This name was released today at an 11am press conference at their new offices located in Providence.… read more

National Firework Safety Month

July 1st, 2013 //  July 1st marks the beginning of National Firework Safety Month. It is important to keep safety in mind, since every year in America, over 1,000 adults and children are injured… read more

Goodbye Dr. Fingerut

June 28th, 2013 //  Today is Medical Director Dr. Jerry Fingerut’s last day at BVCHC. He is retiring and pursuing a more relaxed lifestyle after 40 years of dedication to the health care field.… read more

RORRI Recognizes Dr. Carla Martin

June 26th, 2013 //  BVCHC’s own Dr. Carla Martin was the focus in a recent issue of Reach Out and Read RI (RORRI). She is a participant in this program and we are very… read more

BVCHC Featured in Providence Business News

June 10th, 2013 //  All the hard work Blackstone has been doing was recognized by Providence Business News in an article titled Can parallel health systems merge? This front page story features Executive Direction… read more

National Safety Month

June 4th, 2013 //  June 1st began National Safety Month. Safety is very important to the Blackstone Valley Providers, and in honor of this holiday, they would like to provide some safety tips for… read more

Spring into Health Event Recap

May 23rd, 2013 //  On May 18th, BVCHC held its annual Spring into Health Fair, which was a great success. There were over 200 community members in attendance, as well as 40 plus volunteers… read more

Spring into Health: Diabetes and Nutrition Fair

April 22nd, 2013 //  Join us for a FREE Health Fair Spring into Health: A Diabetes and Nutrition Fair Cholesterol Screenings! Vision Screenings! Dental Screenings! Foot Exams! Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00am – 12:00pm… read more

BVCHC Case Study - PCMH Level 3

February 26th, 2013 //  Back in July 2011, BVCHC was proud to receive accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Level 3. Recently, the work being done at BVCHC was highlighted by Becker’s Hospital Review.… read more

New Location for BVCHC

December 1st, 2012 //  In October, BVCHC moved their Pawtucket clinical and administrative offices from 42 Park Place to a newly constructed, state of the art facility located at 39 East Avenue. This new… read more

Grand Opening of New BVCHC Location

October 23rd, 2012 //  On Monday, October 22nd, over 200 community leaders and residents of the Blackstone Valley gathered together with BVCHC staff to officially open their new Pawtucket location. The opening of a… read more

Opening Date Set for New Building

September 20th, 2012 //  As a patient of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, we are excited to invite you and your family to our new building! Starting October 16th, all patients normally seen at… read more

BVCHC Announced as Part of CSI Expansion

July 31st, 2012 //  The R.I. Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative (CSI-RI), one of the first medical home demonstration projects in the country, has expanded the Initiative to include three additional practices, adding 16,000 additional… read more

Construction of New Medical Facility

August 29th, 2011 //  During the next 12 months, the residents of Pawtucket will see the development of BVCHC’s newest medical facility located at 33 East Avenue. The 32,000-square foot building is scheduled to… read more

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

July 25th, 2011 //  On July 20th, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care was awarded the recognition by NCQA of a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home! Few clinics achieve such high recognition, especially on the… read more

Groundbreaking for New Medical Facility

July 21st, 2011 //  On Monday, July 18th, Blackstone Valley Community Health Center celebrated the official groundbreaking of their new $6.7 million medical complex located at 33 East Avenue in Pawtucket. United States Senators… read more

BVCHC Launches Patient Portal

January 11th, 2011 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is now offering an added benefit to being a patient; online access to their doctor and electronic health records. HealthKey Patient Portal allows patients to… read more

Dr. America Foster Recognized by Brown University

November 26th, 2010 //  Congratulations to Dr. America Foster for her recent National Primary Care Award presented by Brown University School of Medicine. Many medical schools in the country celebrate National Primary Care Week… read more

Flu Season is Here!

September 30th, 2010 //  Attention! Flu season is here! Please ask your doctor about getting your flu shot today. Call 401-722-0081 to make an appointment. read more

Progreso Latino Recognizes BVCHC at 33rd Anniversary Gala

September 24th, 2010 //  On the evening of September 23rd, Progreso Latino presented two awards to Blackstone Valley Community Health Care staff members. BVCHC’s clinical staff was nominated for the Unsung Health Professional Hero’s… read more

UnitedHealthcare Honors BVCHC

August 21st, 2010 //  On August 18, UnitedHealthcare of New England recognized BVCHC in honor of National Health Center Week. This recognition came in two forms: fruit baskets distributed to BVCHC staff at each… read more

BVCHC Acts as Outreach Partner in National Campaign

July 13th, 2010 //  Starting today, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care will do its part to promote a free mobile information service. Text4baby was designed to promote maternal and child health and provides pregnant… read more

Express Health Care

July 6th, 2010 //  Express Health Care is available at our Pawtucket location, 42 Park Place, every Saturday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. You do not have to be a BVCHC patient to see a… read more

Medical Director Published in Providence Business News

May 17th, 2010 //  Dr. Jerald Fingerut discusses how the recent, historic flooding has served as a pilot for Electronic Health Records (EHR) information management. Click here to read the entire article. read more

BVCHC Honored at Reach Out and Read (ROR) Rhode Island Breakfast

May 12th, 2010 //  On Wednesday, May 12th, Reach Out and Read Rhode Island hosted their 10th Anniversary Seussical Celebration Breakfast. During this event, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care received the 3rd Annual Prescribe… read more

Dr. Brandie Ard Featured in Local Women's Publication

April 7th, 2010 //  She Shines, a publication by YWCA Northern Rhode Island, recently highlighted Dr. Brandie Ard and her commitment to Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Dental Clinic. A dentist with BVCHC since… read more

BVCHC Participates in Diabetes Dental Collaborative

March 26th, 2010 //  BVCHC’s Dental Department will participate in the Rhode Island Diabetes Dental Office Collaborative (RIDDOC) research study, conducted by the University at Buffalo and funded by Delta Dental of Rhode Island.… read more

Governor Appoints BVCHC Provider to Search Committee

March 19th, 2010 //  Recently, Dr. Peter Howland served on Governor Carcieri’s search committee to find a new Rhode Island Child Advocate. This 10-member search committee, which included two Family Court judges, a psychologist… read more

Adriana Vargas Recognized on International Woman's Day

March 12th, 2010 //  Congratulations to Adriana Vargas, BVCHC’s Director of Marketing/Community Outreach, for being recognized on International Woman’s Day, March 8th, 2010 as one of the ten recipients of the 10th Annual Extraordinary… read more

BVCHC Welcomes Dr. Gretchen Paranya

March 2nd, 2010 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is proud to welcome Dr. Gretchen Paranya. Dr. Paranya is an OB/GYN physician and will be seeing patients at our Pawtucket and Central Falls offices.… read more

Dr. Peter Howland Published in Cardiovascular Engineering

December 22nd, 2009 //  Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Dr. Peter Howland has recently been published in Cardiovascular Engineering. “A Servo-controlled Canine Model of Stable Severe Ischemic Left Ventricular Failure” was a collaborative effort… read more

Dr. Jeffrey Harris Published in Health Affairs

December 21st, 2009 //  Recently, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s Dr. Jeffrey Harris was published in Health Affairs: The Policy Journal for the Health Sphere. His article “Why We Don’t Have an HIV Vaccine,… read more

CHS Grant

October 10th, 2009 //  Practicing physicians have difficult decisions to make all day, every day. In addition to the obvious clinical decisions made in the exam room, providers must also respond to telephone or… read more