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UnitedHealth bid may boost Sierra’s credit rating

OLDWICK, N.J. – Ratings service A.M. Best Co. last night announced it has placed the credit rating and debt ratings of Sierra Health Services...
THE CVS/CAREMARK merger proposal announced in November by Thomas M. Ryan, left, president and CEO of CVS, and Mac Crawford, his  Caremark Rx counterpart, has won the endorsement of advisory service ISS. /

CVS/Caremark merger wins ISS approval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caremark Rx. Inc. (NYSE: CMX) today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services, an independent proxy voting advisory service, is now advising clients...
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Digital mammograms coming to Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Medical Center next month will receive two digital mammography units, thanks to the Memories & Miracles Committee and The Champlin...

Deficit, health costs seen as<br> major challenges for R.I.

If there is one thing that the region’s business leaders and consumers agree on, it is that the state’s deficit represents a real challenge...
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Nurses’ group balks at proposal on delegating duties

A proposed change to Rhode Island’s nursing regulations that would allow nurses to delegate tasks to unlicensed aides “when the client’s health status is...

St. Anne’s cancer program again commended

FALL RIVER – The cancer care program at St. Anne’s Hospital has been granted three-year approval with commendation by the American College of Surgeons’...

CVS, Caremark sweeten offer to $26.3B

CVS Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX) today announced “enhancements” to their planned merger in response to rival Express Scripts’ (Nasdaq:...

RWH cancer program commended

PROVIDENCE – The cancer program at Roger Williams Medical Center has been granted a three-year approval with commendation by the American College of Surgeons,...
CAREMARK can hold its March 16 shareholder vote on the CVS offer, a Delaware judge ruled. Above, CVS' Tom Ryan, left, with Caremark's Mac Crawford, who would be chairman of  CVS/Caremark. /

Caremark vote on CVS deal to proceed;<br> Express Scripts boosts its...

Express Scripts Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) last night boosted its hostile takeover bid for Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX).Express Scripts said it will raise...

Charest promoted to president of Landmark

WOONSOCKET – The promotion of Richard R. Charest to president of Landmark Medical Center was announced by CEO Gary J. Gaube.Charest, of North Smithfield,...
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