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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Health Services

THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...
THE RHODE ISLAND Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review will require Care New England to maintain its Memorial Hospital site as part of the hospital’s closure plan. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND.

CNE required to maintain Memorial Hospital building as part of closure...

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s plan to board up the former Memorial Hospital with 750 sheets of plywood and shut off power to the...
RHODE ISLAND is accepting public comment on the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner’s new regulation governing health insurance network plans and has scheduled an public hearing on the rules for Sept. 19.

Public comment open for OHIC’s proposed health insurance network regulation

PROVIDENCE — In 2017, The Health Care Accessibility and Quality Assurance Act switched jurisdiction for health insurance network plans from the R.I. Department of...

OHIC: BCBSRI to contribute $5M to Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, in the middle of a market conduct examination of the state’s four major insurers’...
DOCTORATE OF PHARMACY students from the University of Rhode Island will now be eligible to enroll in Johnson & Wales University's physician assistant master's degree studies program and, upon graduation, receive a dual degree from both schools. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

JWU physician assistant program accessible to URI pharma students

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Students at the University of Rhode Island will now be able to enroll in Johnson & Wales University's physician assistant master's...

Salko named president of Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians recently chose Dr. Philip Salko to take the reins of the chapter as president during...

Five Questions With: Dr. Jeffrey D. Nadelson

Dr. Jeffrey D. Nadelson joined University Gastroenterology Aug. 1. He is fellowship-trained in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology, and specializes in the treatment of inflammatory bowel...

Lokich joins women’s oncology program at Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Medical Group has announced the addition of gynecologic oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Lokich to the hospital system’s team, practicing at...

Patterson presented with Charles ‘Bud’ Kahn, M.D., Lifetime Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Robert Patterson, a vascular surgeon affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and a clinical professor of surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical...

South County Health names Rameaka medical affairs VP, chief medical officer

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Lisa Rameaka, South County Health’s chief of OB-GYN, was recently named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at...
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