Health Services

Sprinklers mandated in long-term care facilities

WASHINGTON – Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will be required to have full sprinkler systems throughout their buildings, for the first...

Koller OKs 8% hikes in large-group rates

PROVIDENCE – Health insurance rates for larger groups covered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will rise an average of 8.1...

R.I. No. 1 in flu shots for elderly in 2007

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the nation’s highest rate last year for influenza vaccination among adults 65 years and older, based on federal data,...

Hasbro Fund gives $500,000 for Bradley addition

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Hasbro Children’s Fund, the philanthropic arm of toymaker Hasbro Inc., has donated $500,000 to Bradley Hospital to support the construction...

Mass. adopts no-pay policy on medical errors

BOSTON – Under a landmark policy, the Bay State will no longer pay for costs associated with certain “serious reportable health-care events” such as...

$6.89B House budget plan heads to Senate

PROVIDENCE – The House of Representatives last night unanimously approved a $6.89 billion budget for fiscal 2009 that calls deep cuts in education and...

Oncologist recognized for work with Hispanic women

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Trevor Tejada-Berges, a gynecologic oncologist at Women & Infants Hospital and assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at The Warren Alpert Medical...
EDWARD J. QUINLAN, president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, lauded the state's Cancer Registry for achieving a gold standard in performance. /

Cancer Registry awarded ‘gold standard’ accreditation

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Statewide Cancer Registry has been awarded the “Gold Standard” for the ninth consecutive year by the North American Association...

Miriam opens new Men’s Health Center

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has opened a new Men’s Health Center that it says is the nation’s first center to pull together primary...

BCBSRI invites nonprofits to apply for community health grants

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is inviting local nonprofits with a health care focus to apply for its 2009...
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