Health Services

Fall River treatment site to offer cancer therapies

FALL RIVER – Southcoast Hospitals Group says it will open a satellite oncology location at its Charlton Memorial Hospital site in Fall River, offering...

URI researcher gets $2.4M for preemie study

KINGSTON – A University of Rhode Island nursing professor has been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant to continue a study that has been...

Ex-Blue Cross executive to head R.I. Free Clinic

PROVIDENCE – Lynne A. Urbani, one of four veteran Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island executives who left the company a year...

R.I. Hospital recognized for bariatric surgery

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital last month was named as a “Blue Distinction Center” for bariatric surgery by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...

New CMS rule lets states redesign Medicaid

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued a final regulation they say gives states “unprecedented flexibility” in designing their...

Web tools can help cut costs

These days, pinching every penny is critical for small-business owners. Fortunately, there’s an ever-growing arsenal of Web-based tools that can help you save time...

CVS Caremark sued by NYC over expired products

NEW YORK – CVS Caremark Corp. was sued by the City of New York for selling expired products this month, Bloomberg News reported. New York...

Miriam launches patient e-mail service

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has launched a service that allows friends and relatives of patients to send them personal greetings by e-mail, which...
JUDGE BRUCE M. SELYA, left, described Clayton Merchant as "the embodiment of the type of young investigator for whom this award was created and of whom we are so proud." /

HIV project wins Lifespan research award

PROVIDENCE – An emergency physician who has worked on improving HIV screening, exposure management, post-exposure prophylaxis and HIV-related screenings in the ER was recently...

R.I. is No. 2 for emergency medicine

PROVIDENCE – A new report card on emergency medicine ranks Rhode Island second in the nation, tied with the District of Columbia for a...

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