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2007 R.I. Business Plan winners named

PROVIDENCE – The developer of software that transforms cell phones into automated security devices and a student team that uses peer pressure to help...
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St. Luke’s Hospital lab among CAP Best Performers

NEW BEDFORD – The College of American Pathologists has ranked the laboratory at St. Luke’s Hospital among its 2006 Best Performers. CAP laboratory accreditation...
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CVS/Caremark gives $2.5M<br> for health care reform

WOONSOCKET – The CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust today announced plans for a five-year $2.5 million grant to the R.I. Quality Institute. The institute is a collaborative...

United pays $67,500 for R.I. violations

A “market conduct” examination of UnitedHealthcare of New England has found the company failed to comply with Rhode Island’s small-group health insurance law in...
DANA PAUL of Shazamm, with one of the kiosks for which the company created software that allows companies to operate the kiosks easily and remotely. /

Letting customers help themselves

Dana Paul was listening to sports radio when he got an idea to integrate a Web camera into an entertainment kiosk to let fans...
THANKS TO CANCER SCREENING, 'my father's still with me,' Dr. Charlotte Yeh, the regional administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said in announcing a wellness campaign for older Americans. /

New Medicare campaign aims<br> to boost preventive care

Dr. Charlotte Yeh has learned firsthand about the importance of preventive care for seniors. Her father, Charles, now 77, read an article that said...

Local physician recognized for life achievements

Dr. Brian Zink, emergency medicine physician-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, has been chosen for the 2007 Hal Jayne Academic Excellence...

Study: RIte Care loss hurt workers’<br> health, finances, businesses

PROVIDENCE – A study commissioned by Ocean State Action, a consumer advocacy group, has found that home child care providers who were dropped from...
DRYVIT service managers created designs using Dryvit premium finishes, which distributors bid on during a silent auction to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Above, Argel Quiroz?s second-place winner, ?Hacienda.? /

Dryvit gives nearly $6,500 to Dana-Farber

Dryvit Systems Inc., a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems, recently donated nearly $6,500 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dryvit raised the funds...
TECHNOLOGIST Mindy Shultz displays a CT-scan image of a patient's torso at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. /

Getting the full picture

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island last week showed off the latest addition to its radiology department: a 64-slice CT scanner. The state-of-the-art...
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