Last week Women & Infants Hospital gained accreditation for transfusion services performed by the hospital’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine by the American Association of Blood Banks.
By Natalie Villacorta Contributing Writer
Tufts Health Plan has named Thomas Croswell as its new president, adding that role to his position as chief operating officer and interim president of Network Health, a subsidiary health plan for 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes.
Over the years, the American health care system lost its way. Seduced by miraculous technology and pharmacology, and the billions of dollars that could be earned, our health care system geared up to perform miracles, mostly in the areas of traumatic injury or serious illness. The theme here is you get what you pay for, and as a result, today we can perform miracles for those who are seriously injured or ill.
The Rhode Island insurance marketplace, HealthSource RI, is now up and running, thanks to a lot of great preparatory work. Tea Party ire as these “Obamacare” insurance marketplaces opened up around the country set off the government shutdown, a threat of U.S. default and considerable controversy. Rhode Island businesses now must sort through the confusion. I thank the local chambers of commerce, HealthSource RI, and the Rhode Island Association of CPAs, who’ve worked with the congressional delegation to sort fact from myth.
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