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Butler converting eight pediatric beds to adult use

Citing a growing demand for adult inpatient services and a “fluctuating census” in children’s inpatient services, Butler Hospital said recently that it plans to...

CVS: Probe of rival Longs’ bid is ‘highly unusual’

WOONSOCKET – Although the Federal Trade Commission’s interest in rival drugstore giant Walgreen Co.’s bid for the Longs Drug Stores Corp. is “not surprising,”...

Quality Institute CEO named to national board

PROVIDENCE – Laura Adams, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, has been named to the board of directors of the new...

Study: Soaring costs fuel medical tourism growth

NEW YORK – About 750,000 Americans traveled abroad for medical care last year, and the number is expected to increase eightfold to 6 million...

South County Hospital enlists business leaders’ help

WAKEFIELD – South County Hospital last week announced that it has created an advisory group of professionals active in the area to “help the...

R.I. Medicare counseling program gets award

WASHINGTON – A state program that provides Medicare beneficiaries counseling and benefits information has been chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

AHA urges candidates to embrace reform

OXFORD, Miss. – The American Heart Association last week unveiled six principles for health care reform and urged the presidential candidates to embrace them...
IN 2008, workers will pay an average of $3,354 for family coverage, more than double the $1,543 they paid in 1999.  /

Family premiums up 5% in 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose by a modest 5 percent this year, to $4,704 for single coverage and $12,680 for...
"BEING A DOCTOR is extremely powerful, and as a result you have a lot of responsibility affecting your patients and yourself," said Dr. Emma M. Simmons. /

Five Questions With: Dr. Emma M. Simmons

Dr. Emma M. Simmons has been named assistant dean for minority medical affairs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A family...

Tockwotton Home on negative ratings watch

PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings Ltd. has placed a negative ratings watch on about $3.9 million in 1996 bonds issued on behalf of the Tockwotton...
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