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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently announced two new executives have joined the senior leadership team in marketing and sales as well as human resources. Melissa Cummings joined BCBSRI as chief marketing and sales officer and Richard Kropp has assumed the role of chief human resources officer. more
Butler Hospital has named Dr. James K. Sullivan senior vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. Lisa Shea medical director, and Dr. Audrey R. Tyrka director of research. more
esearchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are also depressed have difficulty sticking to a pulmonary rehabilitation program. This appears to be particularly true for women, and screening. more
A key component of the "eds and meds" piece of the Rhode Island economy are the state's hospitals. And according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, in 2013 they accounted for roughly 14 percent of the Ocean State's nearly $50 billion in … more
Dr. Karen Tashima, director of HIV clinical studies at The Miriam Hospital, served as the lead investigator in a clinical study to evaluate the recently FDA-approved drug Prezcobix. The drug reduces the number of pills that HIV patients must take … more
Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced the launch of a new joint initiative with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to promote child safety and reduce the risk of preventable injuries. more
PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island appointed Dr. Natalia Lukankina to its medical staff in the department of pediatrics. more
PROVIDENCE – A new study by Brown University researchers in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. more
PAWTUCKET – The internal-medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced that 100 percent of the graduating Class of 2014 passed the American Board of Internal Medicine, certifying them as physicians. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Despite recommendations by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force that women don’t need regular mammograms until age 50, the American Cancer Society continues to recommend screenings begin annually at age 40, and South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Susan Hall agrees. more
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