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Southcoast Health System has laid off 70 workers, citing a 3 percent shortfall in the system’s operating budget, according to The Standard-Times in New Bedford. more
Lester P. Schindel has been appointed CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners, a regional health care network that operates Roger Williams Medical Center, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and a number of affiliated physician and health provider entities. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration is offering new health care courses within its Master of Business Administration evening program. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of more-modern warfare than the current facility, state leaders say. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the biggest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates after adding new customers in its pharmacy services business. more
Health care costs in the more than 30 years since Peter Andruszkiewicz, CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, entered the business have increased – on average – at about two to three times the rate of inflation. But Andruszkiewicz, inspired by comprehensive-care systems he’s seen work around the country, has set a goal to reduce that rate for his customers to levels consistent with inflation by 2018. more
One year on and the final verdict is not yet in on HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace. Or at the very least, the verdict depends on who is making the judgment. more
Rhode Island College Simulation Center and Nursing Resource Laboratory recently received accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. more
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