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Westerly Hospital opens spine and pain center

WESTERLY – A physician specializing in interventional pain management and spine care has established the Westerly Spine & Pain Center in a suite on...

$63.8M in facilities projects proposed in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Systems Development at the R.I. Department of Health this month received six “certificate of need” applications for a...

Kent Hospital teams up with Cancer Society

WARWICK – Kent Hospital and the American Cancer Society's New England Division have signed a pact to collaborate on several initiatives, including education programs...

Women & Infants gynecology service for children, teens

PROVIDENCE – Recognizing that a woman's body is "vastly different" than that of an adolescent or a child, Women & Infants Hospital has opened...

Drug dispenser growing its generic-medication use

A pilot program that put generic-drug dispensers in doctors' offices to encourage them to prescribe generics instead of brand-name drugs has been a big...

R.I. saves $5.5M with UnitedHealth contract extension

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Beverly Najarian today said the state has agreed to extend its contract with UnitedHealthcare of New England...
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CVS delays its own shareholder<br> vote on Caremark deal

WOONSOCKET – In light of yesterday's court decision delaying the Caremark Rx shareholder vote on the planned merger with CVS Corp., CVS says it...
THE MERGER PLAN announced in November by Thomas M. Ryan, left, president and CEO of CVS, and Mac Crawford, his counterpart at Caremark Rx, today hit its first delay. /

Judge delays CVS vote by Caremark shareholders

WILMINGTON, Del. – A lawsuit by a group of Caremark Rx Inc. investors today succeeded in delaying a shareholder vote on CVS Corp.’s $25.7...

CVS triples post-merger Caremark dividend offer

CVS Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX) today said they have tripled their previously announced post-merger dividend for Caremark shareholders, to...
LYNNE DUNPHY, recently appointed to the Routhier Chair of Practice at URI's College of Nursing, focuses on work force issues. /

URI professor tackles nursing shortage

When the E.J. and V.M. Routhier Foundation invited the University of Rhode Island's dean of nursing, Dayle Joseph, to write a proposal for a...
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