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Maria R. (Galligan) Gil, 56, died after a brief illness on Friday, March 7, at Kent Hospital in Warwick. more
With Medicaid eligibility expanding under the Affordable Care Act, prison systems are increasingly supporting prisoners’ enrollment in Medicaid as a way to lower prison system costs and improve prisoners’ access to health care upon release. more
With systemwide changes in the health care industry unfolding at an unprecedented rate, registered nurses are looking for ways to stay maximally useful and maximally competitive. In response, the University of Rhode Island and Lifespan have partnered to increase the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees. more
Registered nurse and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals talks about the recent contract negations with L+M Westerly Hospital more
Walking away from $2 billion in sales seems like a pretty bold risk for any company, even one that posted $123 billion in revenue in 2012 (and is likely to at least match that in 2013 when it reports results this week). But that is just what CVS Caremark Corp. has done by making the decision to stop selling tobacco products in its retail locations by Oct. 1. more
Hospitals are busily merging with other hospitals and buying up groups of doctors. They claim that size brings efficiency and the opportunity to deliver more “value-based” care – and fewer unnecessary services. They argue that they have to get bigger to cut waste. What’s the evidence that bigger hospitals offer better value? Not a lot. more
The deal that turned around the financially strapped The Westerly Hospital – a restructuring overseen from 2011 to 2013 by the Rhode Island Superior Court – has received recognition from a national network of financial professionals. more
Cost and access dominated the discussion in the second of two panels at the Feb. 27 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange. more
Brown University biochemist Wolfgang Peti has received a five-year, $1.625 million New to Diabetes Research Accelerator Award. The award, announced Jan. 9 by the American Diabetes Association, is one of only five of its kind awarded by the ADA this year, and will allow Peti to grow his research into type 2 diabetes. more
Woonsocket native Mark Braden remembers being a 130-pound “string bean” in high school when he signed up with the Rhode Island National Guard. Now, at 41, he’s 6 feet tall, bulked up to 225 pounds and before retiring served a total of 22 years in the military. more
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