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Celebrating 125 years of warm, compassionate care

The St. Elizabeth Community, now celebrating its 125th year of service to Rhode Island, is an organization that is integral to our everyday life...

Top R.I. medical practice chooses LighthouseMD

PROVIDENCE – University Medicine Foundation Inc., Rhode Island’s largest non-hospital physician practice, with 140 doctors and 15 nurse practitioners, has adopted LighthouseMD’s CareTracker software...

Mandatory mediation paying off

A pilot mediation program started in 2005 in Superior Court has led to settlements in almost half the 70-plus medical malpractice cases it has...

Task force gauges the costs<br> of being poor in Providence

When you don’t have a bank account, cashing a paycheck can take a piece of your salary. If you don’t have a car, you...
JIM RICH of Alexion Pharmaceuticals walks through an alley of buffer holding tanks at the Smithfield plant, which has been entirely renovated. /

A new start for drug-making plant

The Smithfield plant was built, with $30 million in state financing, for Alpha-Beta Technologies, but the drug company went bankrupt. Dow Chemical had big...

FDA not ready to sign off<br> on Pfizer’s new HIV drug

Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, has failed to win U.S. approval for maraviroc, the first new type of medicine in a decade to...

UnitedHealth teams up with Make-A-Wish

MINNEAPOLIS – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), the parent of UnitedHealthcare of New England, today announced a three-year, $4.5 million alliance with the Phoenix-based...
44 BUSINESSES, nonprofits and government offices or divisions across Rhode Island this week received the Well Workplace designation. /

44 R.I. employers honored <br>as Well Workplaces

PROVIDENCE – Forty-four Rhode Island employers have been honored with Well Workplace awards, presented by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and the Worksite Wellness Council...

Delta Dental membership grows 11% in 2006

PROVIDENCE – Delta Dental of Rhode Island today announced that “2006 was another year of record-breaking growth and financial strength” for the company, the...

Health care needs more connections

According to national research, 30 percent of medical testing is duplicative. The reason: Doctors don’t know that the information they are testing for is...
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