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Calling the opioid overdose crisis the most urgent and unanticipated priority she’s faced during her gubernatorial tenure, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced an expanded public education campaign that encourages people to seek treatment and recovery options and aims to reduce the stigma of addiction. more
Angelleen Peters-Lewis is Care New England’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer, a new position at CNE. Earlier, she served as senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Women & Infants Hospital. Peters-Lewis talked with Providence Business News about her new position at CNE, the future of nursing care and nursing challenges that await CNE. more
“Caring for patients with a terminal illness or a complicated diagnosis puts a strain on health care workers,” said Elaine K. Desmarais, assistant vice president, quality and regulatory compliance at South County Health. In an effort to build on the existing repertoire of employee wellness programs, South County Health recently implemented Schwartz Center Rounds, a program of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. more
(Updated 3:17 p.m.) CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that 50 of its Massachusetts stores violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances more than 500 times between 2011 and 2014. more
Summer is here, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. more
The overall state of children’s health in Rhode Island has shown marked improvement over the last several years. However, further improvement is required. After reviewing the eighteen criteria … more
The cost to receive long-term care services at home with a health aide has increased both in Rhode Island and nationally, according to Genworth’s 13th annual Cost of Care Study. more
Sometimes, the heart just wants what it wants. Medtronic, a maker of heart-rhythm devices, announced on Monday that it's paying $1.1 billion for HeartWare International, whose own devices reduce surgical invasiveness when treating patients with heart failure. more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, agreed to buy HeartWare International Inc. for about $1.1 billion, paying a premium of 93 percent to gain less-invasive technology for treating advanced heart-failure patients. more
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced June 23 an investment of $80,000 to Saint Elizabeth Community in Providence to pilot WellCare, an initiative that coordinates care to help older adults living in subsidized housing manage their chronic diseases and live independently. By integrating health services across community-based organizations, the program aims to improve access to care for vulnerable populations. more
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