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For the third year in a row, Bristol County is the healthiest county in Rhode Island and Providence County is the least healthy, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. more
Brian Beneduce is a man on a mission: “I want to put the drug business out of business,” he told Providence Business News in a recent phone interview. “That’s not going to happen, but the more people I can get off [anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants], the better.” more
The International Society for Vaccines is hosting the 2016 ISV Annual Congress on Oct. 2-4 in Boston. 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
Rhode Island’s health care uninsured rate fell to 4.5 percent in 2015 from 6.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
When the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Cell and Microbiology saw an opportunity to help address the needs of Rhode Island’s biotech and pharmaceutical companies and satisfy student interest, it ran with it. more
Dr. Jennifer Ritzau is director of palliative care and associate medical director at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, formerly known as Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She talked recently with Providence Business News about hospice care, palliative care and Hope Hospice RI’s newest endeavors. more
Southcoast Health announced an expansion of its clinical affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital to include the Level II nurseries at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford effective May 1. more
(Updated, 5:19 p.m.) As part of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s push to trim costs in the state’s Medicaid program, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has formed a partnership with three community health centers to create three accountable care organizations. more
The Rhode Island Health Care Association announced that seven Rhode Island skilled nursing centers have earned a Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, which are presented by the American Health Care Association. The award program honors the country’s centers that demonstrate their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. more
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