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CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

CHIP funding expiration risks 27K R.I. children’s health care coverage as...

PROVIDENCE — Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9...
WISE DECISIONS: Chartwise Medical Systems CEO Dr. Jon Elion he speaks with Executive Vice President Mary Cooper. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

ChartWise to debut comprehensive medical cost analysis

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. plans to disrupt the medical coding and documentation industry at the American Health Information Management Convention in...
THE SENATE GOP has abandoned its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Rhode Island officials want to renew efforts to strengthen it. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Affordable Care Act reform hopes renewed after GOP repeal abandoned

PROVIDENCE – Local hopes for bipartisan health insurance market-stabilizing legislation were rekindled Sep. 25 when Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, opposed the latest Affordable Care...
PAULA MOST is the founder and coordinator for the Healing Arts Program at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, which helps to ease the experience of hospital and emergency room visits for children and adults through creative expression. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Five Questions With: Paula Most

The Healing Arts Program at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been helping to ease the experience of hospital and emergency room...
RHODE ISLAND IS making better progress at reducing the number of antibiotics prescribed and filled, a strategy for slowing the development of microbial resistance to the drugs. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. leads antibiotic prescription decline in national effort curbing microbial resistance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s leading in the effort to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics, decreasing outpatient-filled prescriptions by 15 percent between 2010 and 2016,...
R.I. SUPERIOR COURT Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has blocked a Smithfield ordinance limiting the number of marijuana plants a private citizen may grow for medicinal use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TREVOR HAGAN

Superior Court judge blocks Smithfield’s medical marijuana ordinance

PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has granted two Smithfield residents, members of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, a...
PICTURED FROM LEFT: Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of Hasbro; Barbara Goldner; Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England; Rhoda Perry; Margaret D. "Peggy" Farrell, partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP; Mary Marran; Patricia Thompson; and John Sinnott, vice president, Rhode Island District manager, Gilbane Building Co., at A Gallery Affair II at the Providence Art Club, which raised $88,000 for the Butler Hospital Foundation. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Butler Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraiser collects $88,000

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser, A Gallery Affair II, raised more than $88,000 to benefit research at the Providence Art Club Sept. 19.More...

Noyce, Keefe lead honorees in PBN’s 2017 Business Excellence Awards

PROVIDENCE — Kurt Noyce, president of Embrace Home Loans, recently named the fastest-growing private company with revenue greater than $75 million by Providence Business...
EPIVAX PRESIDENT AND CEO Dr. Anne S. De Groot. EpiVax has launched a venture-backed spinoff, Epivax Oncology. / PBN FILE PHOTO

EpiVax launches EpiVax Oncology for personalized cancer vaccines

PROVIDENCE — Immunolgy engineering biotech firm EpiVax Inc. has launched EpiVax Oncology Inc., a venture-backed spinoff focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer...
FARRELL CARLEY is the new coordinator at Newport County Community Mental Health Center's Weekday Walk-In mental health counseling program in Middletown. / COURTESY NEWPORT MENTAL HEALTH

Carley to head Weekday Walk-In mental health counseling program

MIDDLETOWN – Newport County Community Mental Health Center Inc. has named Farrell Carley the first coordinator of its Weekday Walk-In mental health counseling program...
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