Health Services

Report: R.I. hospitals’ fiscal performance improves

PROVIDENCE – A report by the R.I. Department of Health says that the financial performance of the state’s 13 hospitals improved in 2007. Profitability increased...
FROM LEFT: Joanne McCarron, administrator at the Providence VA Medical Center; Donna P. Ainsworth, RE/MAX associate and Providence VA Medical Center clothing drive chairwoman; Ilene Winegard, broker/owner of RE/MAX Heritage; and Russ Ainsworth of the Providence VA Medical Center facility maintenance division. /

RE/MAX, VA hospital partnership helps vets

RE/MAX Heritage of East Providence, in partnership with the Providence VA Medical Center, recently sponsored a clothing drive for homeless veterans and veterans in...

Tufts to sponsor ‘Speaking of Kids’ series

Tufts Health Plan has signed on to sponsor the 2009 “Speaking of Kids” series at Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. For...

Mass. OKs guidelines for subsidized health plans

BOSTON – The Mass. Health Insurance Connector Authority Board has approved guidelines for contracts with managed care companies involved in the Commonwealth Care program...

Report shows slowdown in drug spending growth

NORWALK, Conn. – A new study published in the journal Health Affairs this month shows a major slowdown in real prescription drug spending growth,...
VNS HOME HEALTH SERVICES staff members, from left, Lisa Northup, Deb Olivier and President Mary Lou Rhodes. /

VNS Home Health rated among nation’s best

NARRAGANSETT – VNS Home Health Services, based in Narragansett, has been ranked among the top home health agencies in the nation by OCS Inc....

Five Questions With: Dr. Bruce A. Lazarus

The Center for Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has been awarded a three-year accreditation and designation as a Stroke Specialty Program from...
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5 Brown professors named AAAS fellows

PROVIDENCE – Five Brown University faculty members have been honored as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). • David M....

City, unions meet in health-benefits dispute

PROVIDENCE – City officials and union leaders are headed to the bargaining table after a hearing yesterday in R.I. Supreme Court. They are slated to...

Briarcliffe Gardens project breaks ground

JOHNSTON – Briarcliffe Manor held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a multimillion-dollar, 43-bed Briarcliffe Gardens Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Residence this month. “Even though we live...

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