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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Two Rhode Island health centers will share $771,607 in funding to expand oral health services and increase the number of patients served, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a news release Thursday. more
WASHINGTON – Representatives from 12 health care organizations, including Dr. Lynn Taylor with The Miriam Hospital, were recognized at a White House ceremony on May 19 for their outstanding commitment to increasing the number of individuals who are aware of their hepatitis B and C status. more
Dr. Jennifer S. Gass, surgeon-in-chief and co-director of the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital, is an internationally recognized resource in the field of oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and cancer survivorship issues and was recently invited to participate in two key groups. Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery combines the most up-to-date plastic surgery techniques with surgical oncology. more
Dr. James Rudolph is director of the Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services and director of Measurement and Quality Improvement for the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, both at the Providence VA Medical Center. Rudolph’s pioneering program, the VA Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Vulnerable Veterans, designed to meet the needs of the nation’s aging veterans – was recently awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development. more
The New England Healthcare Executive Network is holding its sixth annual summer social and networking event, with lightning pitches. The event is scheduled for Aug. 1 from 7:30-10 a.m. at Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport West, 144 Seaport Blvd. more
People’s Credit Union recently received an Outstanding Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. more
Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Rhode Island’s overall health ranked #14 among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we do exceptionally well from a policy standpoint, but still do need to improve in many areas. more
The state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced April 28 a three-way contract that paves the path for an innovative health care initiative for some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable residents. more
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