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Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree has been appointed president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Van Bree was … more
Rhode Island policymakers have several options for the future of HealthSource RI, but first the health insurance exchange’s end goals, costs and long-term funding plan should be reviewed, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Monday. more
President-elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists discusses integrated care’s role in mental health. more
Lawrence A. Aubin has been named chairman of Lifespan’s board of directors. Aubin was elected chairman at Lifespan’s annual meeting Tuesday. more
Director of the Center for Sports Medicine at the University Emergency Medicine Foundation talks about the recent development in concussion research. more
Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
As health care changes hit the workplace, nurse managers and paramedics have the opportunity to obtain more academic credentials and training here in Rhode Island this year and in the near future. 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
Newport Hospital recently received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition, nursing’s highest distinction, for the third time. more
Those who must, merge. Those with a healthy margin, collaborate. more
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