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NOT LIABLE: Bryant University Physician Assistant Program founder and Director Robert Jay Amrien, left, a panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Summit, says a new law declaring that a physician assistant may be considered a primary care provider means a physician would not be considered liable for the actions of a physician assistant. Next to Amrien, from left, are panelists Maria Ducharme, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at The Miriam Hospital; Care New England CEO Dr. James E. Fanale; and James Rajotte, chief of the Center for Health Promotion in the Division of Community Health and Equity at the R.I. Department of Health. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners may play big role in future of...

Rhode Island is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, but increasing the roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners might ease the problem,...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS EDITOR Mike Mello, left, leads the discussion at PBN's Health Care Summit on Wednesday. Participating on the panel are, from left, Marc Backon, president, commercial division, at Tufts Health Plan; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Marie L. Ganim, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, Kim A. Keck, CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Alan Kurose, CEO and president of Coastal Medical; and Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Health Care Summit: Price transparency a challenging objective for industry

PROVIDENCE – Health care needs more price transparency, but how to address the issue remains a challenge, panelists at the Providence Business News 2019...
TIME WELL SPENT: Neil D. Steinberg has been the top executive at the Rhode Island Foundation since 2008, after stints in banking and higher education in Rhode Island.

Neil D. Steinberg, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner NEIL D. STEINBERG | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation NEIL D. STEINBERG SAYS he’s been fortunate in his...
CONNECTIONS MADE: Sally E. Lapides says real estate is “a relationship business,” and she’s excelled at making lasting relationships over the years. 

Sally E. Lapides, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SALLY E. LAPIDES | CEO and president, Residential Properties Ltd. For Sally E. Lapides, founder, CEO and president of...
THE CARING KIND: Maria Ducharme began her career at The Miriam Hospital in 1987 and is now The Miriam’s chief nursing officer, overseeing about 750 nurses. 

Maria Ducharme, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner MARIA DUCHARME | Senior vice president and chief nursing officer, The Miriam Hospital MARIA DUCHARME SAYS The Miriam Hospital...

At R.I. Zoological Society, they’re wild about wellness

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #2: Rhode Island Zoological Society CEO (or equivalent): Jeremy Goodman, executive director Number of employees: 68 THE RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL...

NBIC makes it clear the company cares about its employees’ well-being

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #4: Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. CEO (or equivalent): Timothy Moura, president Number of employees: 115 NARRAGANSETT BAY INSURANCE CO. is dedicated...

Groov-Pin employees willing to walk halfway around the world for health

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #3: Groov-Pin Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Scot A. Jones, CEO and president Number of employees: 96 AT GROOV-PIN CORP.,...
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Mary Jean Keany, owner of Anamika Design in Newport, looks through swatches for an interior design project. 

Keany’s put her design firm on growth pattern

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, CREATIVE SERVICES Mary Jean Keany, Anamika Design LLC FOR INTERIOR DESIGNER Mary Jean Keany, the key to her business...
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