Health Services

New York comptroller seeks trust funds for benefits

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week proposed legislation that would allow the state and local governments to create trust funds, with investments managed...
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to working on furthering our commitment to ‘greening.’ /

RIH names environmental-service chief

Roger Durand has been promoted to director of environmental and textile services at Rhode Island Hospital. Durand will have leadership responsibility for Rhode Island...

R.I. towns need to step up on budget

The state has a lot to answer for (and fix) regarding the ongoing budget crisis. But local governments also have a responsibility and a...

Proposed nursing-home cuts could threaten care

To the editor, In January, R.I. Gov. Donald L. Carcieri announced his new Medicaid Reform Plan. It seeks to divert nursing-home residents to home- and...

Government still performing essential functions

Thanks to endless debates (have we hit 200?) and lexicon searches for who said what when, campaign fatigue is endemic. Fortunately, the November election...
SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY, 76, joins Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at a Jan. 28 rally where he endorsed Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Looking on at right is son U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy. /

Sen. Kennedy diagnosed with brain tumor

BOSTON – The seizure suffered Saturday by U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was caused by a cancerous tumor in the parietal lobe of his...
DESPITE A PROPOSED affiliation with St. Joseph’s, Roger Williams Medical Center is planning to remain a secular institution. /

Two more Rhode Island hospitals seek affiliation

St. Joseph’s Health Services of Rhode Island and Roger Williams Medical Center have signed a “memorandum of understanding” setting a framework to pursue a...
SHAD AHMED oversaw the URI EMS’s transition to a new $1.4 million headquarters and has helped secure federal and state grants for upgrades. /

URI volunteer EMS team should <br>pursue federal standard

Shad Ahmed has been part of the largely volunteer University of Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services team since he was a freshman in 2000....

Veteran St. Joseph Health exec is new CEO

NORTH PROVIDENCE – St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island has named John M. Fogarty, its acting CEO since last year, to serve as...

Providence pharmacy closed by authorities

PROVIDENCE – Prime Drug Inc., a pharmacy at 613 Cranston St., was shut down by the state May 5 after it was allegedly tied...
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