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Three health centers in Rhode Island will share nearly $3 million in federal funding to renovate or acquire new health center space to serve an estimated 11,250 new patients. more
A three-year, $3.6 million initiative to provide grants to 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning to help them go tobacco-free was launched Wednesday by the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Corp. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition unveiled its 2016 winners Tuesday night, naming a two-man team that is developing a manufacturing process to make explosion-resistant fuel tanks the top winner. more
(Updated 2:49 p.m.) Care New England and Southcoast Health have moved to the next step in their affiliation process, thanks to votes by their respective boards. more
CVS Health Corp. posted a 6.1 percent decline in profit, but an 18.9 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter. more
Rhode Island College announced the opening of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Education in Healthcare to focus on workforce development opportunities for Rhode Island health care workers Monday afternoon. more
Kent Radiation Therapy has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, after a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Kent Radiation Therapy, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate and a joint venture between Care New England and CharterCARE Health Partners, is Kent County’s only ACR-accredited radiation oncology facility. more
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and to develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population. more
Dennis Roy is president and chief executive officer of East Bay Community Action Program, a nonprofit organization that merged recently with East Bay Center. Roy, a board member of the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Community Action Association, talked with Providence Business News about the merger of nonprofit organizations EBCAP and East Bay Center – which did not trigger staff reductions – and how that merger will impact their respective constituencies. more
An April 2016 "Tracking Trends” report from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island indicates that, in 2014, Rhode Island hospitals had an economic impact in the state of more than $6.5 billion. Given the hospital industry’s contributions to the Ocean State, HARI urged state leaders to make the appropriate investments to secure the industry’s role in the state’s economy. more
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