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A SURVEY CONDUCTED by USI Insurance Services showed that Rhode Island employers pay more than $13,000 per employee for health insurance plans, compared with about $12,000 in Connecticut and about $10,000 in Massachusetts. Health-plan costs in Rhode Island increased 4.3 percent in 2013, a less significant increase than previous years, USI said.

Survey: R.I. employer health costs higher than Mass., Conn.

(Updated, 11:15 a.m.) WOBURN, Mass. – Costs paid by Rhode Island employers toward employee health plans in 2013 were higher than costs paid by employers...

R.I. Hospital receives national nursing award

Rhode Island Hospital has earned a second Beacon Award for nursing excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The silver award...

W&I unveils NICU family-support space for siblings

Families of babies being seen in Women & Infants Hospital’s Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic now have an educational and developmentally appropriate space to promote self-healing...
NURSE Roxanne Jardin, with a patient at Orchard View Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. nursing home labor<br> costs rise by 13 percent

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s nursing labor expenses on a per patient, per day basis increased by nearly 13 percent, or approximately $27 million, during...

Five Questions With: Luis Leon

Luis Leon is president of hospital operations for Prime Healthcare, which is scheduled to close Tuesday on its purchase of Landmark Medical Center in...

Program in women’s oncology earns accreditation

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer recently announced that the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island...
HEALTHSOURCE RI more than doubled the number of private insurance enrollees in the first two weeks of December, to 5,469 from 2,649 as of Nov. 30.

HealthSource RI enrollments surge ahead of Dec. 31 deadline

PROVIDENCE – During the first two weeks of December, 2,820 Rhode Islanders enrolled for private health insurance through HealthSource RI, more than doubling the...
A great deal of media attention has focused on problems affecting the federal website, but Rhode Islanders should be aware that HealthSource RI is a separate entity from the federally run exchange and has been largely unaffected by those problems. / COURTESY REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Five Questions With: U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin

U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin has been serving Rhode Island's second district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2000. The first quadriplegic to...

Lifespan adopts guidelines to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – As the number of unintentional overdoses involving prescription drugs continues to climb in the U.S. and especially in Rhode Island, emergency medicine...

Wood River Health Services earns national recognition

WASHINGTON – The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently announced that Wood River Health Services has received Recognition from the Physician Practice Connections –...
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