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3 Lifespan hospitals win national recognition

PROVIDENCE – VHA Inc., a national health care alliance, has recognized three Lifespan hospitals with awards for achieving exceptionally high levels of performance. Rhode...

Pharmacists to be able to administer injections

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation that will allow registered pharmacists to administer “injectable medications, biologicals and adult immunizations pursuant to a...

Brown study shows role of pre-op red cell levels

PROVIDENCE – A new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence and The Warren Alpert Medical School...

CDHPs boost patients’ share of maternity costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the March of Dimes shows patient costs for maternity care...

$18M in new projects to be considered by R.I. Dept. of...

PROVIDENCE – The Health Services Council, which reviews certificate-of-need applications to the R.I. Department of Health, is reviewing applications for $18.04 million worth of...
FROM LEFT, Rick Lord, president, Associated Industries of Massachusetts; Glenn Leman, president, Health Enterprises Inc.; and Kristen Rupert, executive director, Massachusetts Alliance for International Business. /

North Attleboro company wins global trade award

North Attleboro-based Health Enterprises Inc. was among three companies to receive International Trade Achievement Awards last month from The Massachusetts Alliance for International Business....
THE AHRQ, which ranks Rhode Island's health care system fifth in the nation, gives the state an overall rating of 'Strong' and shows its score as slightly higher this year (the solid blue arrow) than last year (the black dashes). /

Studies: R.I. among best in nation for health care

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island has one of the nation’s best health care systems, according to new reports by The Commonwealth Fund and the federal...
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Slater investing $500,000 in robotics startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced it has committed $500,000 to Innovention Technologies LLC, a medical robotics startup founded in western...

2-1-1 hot line connects R.I.<br> to crucial social services

Not long ago, Jane - a stay-at-home mother of two young girls - was abandoned by her husband. Overnight, she became a single mother...

Experts see need for better women’s care

One in 10 Rhode Island women becomes pregnant each year, 36 percent of them unintentionally. Almost a quarter will have an abortion; 15 percent...
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