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Lardaro: R.I. economy shows signs of accelerating

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy expanded for the 16th consecutive month in July and there were hints of an accelerating pace of activity, University...

Care New England reports quarterly $26.5M net loss

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System reported a $26.5 million net loss in the third quarter ending on June 30, as the hospital...

Five Questions With: Talia Brookshire

Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s first-ever chief diversity officer, joined the organization in March. Brookshire, who was offered the position after a...

Blue Cross certifies 21 new health care sites as LGBTQ Safe...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has designated 21 new health care sites as LGBTQ Safe Zones, a certification that...

CVS Health appoints VUMC CEO to serve on board of directors

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has appointed Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser, CEO and president of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to its board of directors. A...

Report: Providence ranks 58th most-challenging city for people with asthma

PROVIDENCE – The city was ranked the 58th most-challenging city to live in the United States if you suffer from asthma, according to a...

CME Corp. inks $7.8M government contract

WARWICK – Medical-product distributor CME Corp. has signed a five-year, $7.8 million contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Federal Supply Schedule program.  Under the agreement,...

R.I. August unemployment rate 3rd lowest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-lowest unemployment rate in New England in August at 2.8%, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of...

Rhode Island to start administering updated COVID-19 booster shot

PROVIDENCE – A new and more comprehensive booster shot for COVID-19 is now available to Rhode Islanders, the R.I. Department of Health recently announced. The...
BABY STEPS: Maey Petrie, left, director of programs and business developent at New England Medical Innovation Center, and Robert Cooper, SmölTap CEO, with the product designed to hold infants still while undergoing a spinal tap. It will launch this fall. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pediatrics pain point may be soothed by design solution

When Dr. Ravi D’Cruz asked his former mentor Dr. Brian Alverson if he could think of any problems in health care that could be...
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