Thursday, April 22, 2021


Health Services

Memorial Hospital hosts new incontinence program

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island last month launched a new program to help women deal with urinary incontinence, using fiber-optic technology to...

Six Butler psychiatrists named among best in U.S.

Six Butler Hospital psychiatrists have been added to the 2006 list of “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors Inc., an international company affiliated...

Rite Care churn gives state black eye

The federal government has given Rhode Island – and the rest of the country – a budgetary gift. Because of stricter requirements to...
CAREMARK CEO Mac Crawford, right, and CVS CEO Tom Ryan leave the stage in New York Nov. 2 after announcing the deal, then valued at $21B.  Crawford is to be chairman of CVS/Caremark and Ryan, president and CEO. /

Caremark shareholders approve CVS takeover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “A substantial majority” of shareholders of Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX) voted to approve the company’s buyout by CVS Corp. (NYSE:...
CVS CORP. will become CVS/Caremark if the Nashville company's approve the deal, CVS shareholders today decided. Above, pedestrians wait at a bus stop outside a CVS/pharmacy in Providence late last year. /

CVS shareholders say yes to Caremark deal

WOONSOCKET – CVS Corp. (NYSE: CVS) says its shareholders have approved the company’s $27 billion purchase of Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX). “We are extremely...

UnitedHealth bid may boost Sierra’s credit rating

OLDWICK, N.J. – Ratings service A.M. Best Co. last night announced it has placed the credit rating and debt ratings of Sierra Health Services...
THE CVS/CAREMARK merger proposal announced in November by Thomas M. Ryan, left, president and CEO of CVS, and Mac Crawford, his  Caremark Rx counterpart, has won the endorsement of advisory service ISS. /

CVS/Caremark merger wins ISS approval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caremark Rx. Inc. (NYSE: CMX) today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services, an independent proxy voting advisory service, is now advising clients...

Digital mammograms coming to Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Medical Center next month will receive two digital mammography units, thanks to the Memories & Miracles Committee and The Champlin...

Deficit, health costs seen as<br> major challenges for R.I.

If there is one thing that the region’s business leaders and consumers agree on, it is that the state’s deficit represents a real challenge...

Nurses’ group balks at proposal on delegating duties

A proposed change to Rhode Island’s nursing regulations that would allow nurses to delegate tasks to unlicensed aides “when the client’s health status is...

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