Health Services

Health compact deal is good first step for R.I.

With the signing of the Compact to Reduce the Growth of Health Care Costs and State Health Care Spending in Rhode Island, 13 insurers,...
THE OPIOID SPOON PROJECT visited Rhodes Technologies, Inc. Thursday, protesting its involvement in opioid manufacturing and marketing, along with that of its parent company, Purdue Pharma L.P. / COURTESY THE OPIOID SPOON PROJECT

Opioid Spoon Project visits Coventry Purdue Pharma subsidiary

COVENTRY — The R.I. Attorney General’s Office has a civil suit against Purdue Pharma L.P. for alleged fraudulent marketing of opioids in Rhode Island,...
AARON ROBINSON has been named president and CEO of South County HeaLth effective April 1, 2019. / COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH

South County Health appoints Robinson as next president and CEO

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Health has named Aaron Robinson president and CEO, effective April 1, 2019, the company announced Thursday.Robinson will succeed Louis...
OHIC's posted timeline showing the steps moving toward the state's goal capping health care spending increases at 3.2 percent per year. /COURTESY OFFICE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Raimondo executive order caps annual medical cost increase at 3.2%

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner pledged to hold health care spending per capita increases for consumers,...

Rhode Island Hospital medical staff names Dr. Steven Brown 2018 outstanding...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Hospital medical staff has honored oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Steven Brown with the 2018 Milton W. Hamolsky Outstanding Physician...

Five Questions With: Dr. Elizabeth A. Decker

Dr. Elizabeth A. Decker has joined University Gastroenterology. She is fellowship-trained in gastroenterology and board-certified in internal medicine, earning her undergraduate degree from the University...

Berthiaume named president of University Gastroenterology

PROVIDENCE – University Gastroenterology has named Dr. Eric Berthiaume its new president, the company recently announced.Berthiaume will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the specialty...

PACE Organization welcomes new chief of marketing and development

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island has hired Tom Boucher as its new chief of marketing and development, the older-adult health plan announced.The...

Thundermist Health Center hosts Valentine’s-themed farmers market

WOONSOCKET – Love Your Heart, a Valentine’s Day-themed farmers market, will provide community access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as feature local...
CLEAR NUMBERS: Shannon Shallcross is the CEO of BetaXAnalytics in East Greenwich. The company cleans and aggregates health care data to make the associated costs more transparent for employers, enabling them to make better-informed spending decisions.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Leading in an industry whose time has come

When Shannon Shallcross began working for Amica Mutual Insurance Co. in Lincoln in 2002, she had no intentions of leaving the company, or the...
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