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.
Guest Column: Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini
Rhode Island is filled with brilliant, creative people, the ones who make a difference. Featured on Page 1 of this week’s edition is Sean C. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University.
To the Editor:
As CEO of PACE Organization of Rhode Island – the only fully integrated, Medicare- and Medicaid-funded health plan in the state, I feel a strong affinity for the work being done at the Executive Office of Health & Human Services with respect to the Integrated Care Initiative. We founded PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) in 2005 in response to a growing need among the state’s aging population – many of whom had a strong desire to remain at home in their communities despite having complex health care needs.
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.
Just a block or so from the busy shops and restaurants of Providence’s Thayer Street, a potentially significant research project is underway that requires soft lights, whispering research assistants and a quiet baby nursery.
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive $213,126 as its share of a multistate and federal settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Endo Health Solutions.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced that the call for applications for the 20th annual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open through Friday, Feb. 28.
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