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Ann M. Kashmanian never thought about working in the health care industry when she was studying for a master’s degree in business administration at Northeastern University. Today, she helps keep several Ocean State hospitals on sound financial footing and works to make sure health care is available to everyone. more
Helena B. Foulkes took a big risk in 1997. The Harvard-educated MBA was doing well at CVS Caremark Corp., working her way up the retail merchandising and buying sector at the Woonsocket-based company. She was comfortable and successful in that role – which is exactly when great executives prove themselves by taking a leap. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked No. 22 on the annual American Fitness Index, a list that ranks the country’s 50 largest metro areas using indicators such as access to health care, smoking and obesity rates. more
Rhode Island is ranked 31st in the United States for senior health, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities,” released Wednesday. more
Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency room physician at Rhode Island Hospital, argued in a recent editorial that gun violence is a public health issue and needs to be addressed in the same way as other causes of injury. more
foodies in the Ocean State are beginning to raise questions about the health and safety in the practice of using of genetically modified seeds to grow foods. more
Work is now underway on the second phase of the $45 million project at the former Federal Lithographers mill building, the largest private development initiative in South Providence. more
A new type of flu vaccine developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health outperformed existing products in animal tests, possibly paving the way for a new generation of vaccines. more
Traditionally, employers focused on helping employees who were injured at work get back to work early with RTW. Recognizing the value of a healthy workforce, the commonalities of recovering from on and off the job injuries, the efficiencies of coordinating RTW efforts, and the greater risk exposure to discrimination claims when workers are treated differently depending on the reason for their absence, some employers are moving toward integrating occupational and non-occupational cases to reduce absences and lower claims costs. more
Having documented Rhode Island’s projected future need of hospital beds in a report delivered on April 30 to the R.I. General Assembly, the state’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council is laying the groundwork for a statewide plan to help control ever-rising care and insurance costs. more
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