Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Health Services


Memorial Hospital, Dietz share Heritage Award

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Foundation announced yesterday that Francis R. Dietz and The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will receive the 2007 Heritage Award...

R.I. hospitals better capitalized than N.E. peers

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s hospitals would cost $3.4 billion to replace in 2005 dollars, the R.I. Department of Health said in a report released...

Workforce Board announces $1.3M in grants

PROVIDENCE – More than 4,000 workers across the state will benefit from the 69 grants, totaling about $1.3 million, announced this week by the...

CVS/Caremark boosts dividend to 6 cents/share

WOONSOCKET – The board of directors of CVS/Caremark Corp. has approved a 23-percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend, the company announced today....

UnitedHealthcare withdraws $36.8M<br> extraordinary dividend proposal

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner today announced it has received a letter from UnitedHealthcare of New England withdrawing its...

PACE-R.I. joins CareLink network

PROVIDENCE – The PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Organization of Rhode Island today announced it has joined CareLink, a nonprofit...

IlluminOss Medical gets $0.9M financing

TIVERTON – IlluminOss Medical Inc. has secured $925,000 of a $2.68 million Series A financing round led by Foundation Medical Partners, according to a...
DR. SELIM SUNER helped found the R.I. Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 1989, when he was a med student and an EMT. Today, he is a unit commander heading a team of 230 volunteers. /

Team is ready for any emergency

Disasters can happen, and the smart homeowner or business manager is ready in advance: candles, batteries, rock salt, propane stove, drinking water, walkie-talkies, data...
DAWN MARIE LEWIS, emergency preparedness coordinator at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, explains how the Hospital Capacity System works /

System connects ERs, emergency dispatchers

When The Station nightclub burned down in 2003, leaving hundreds of people injured – many grievously – a handful of hospitals took the majority...

Colleges take pains to plan for all possibilities

Charged with the welfare of thousands, Rhode Island’s colleges find themselves at the center of the disaster preparedness movement in the state, even being...

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