Health Services

PACE-R.I. joins CareLink network

PROVIDENCE – The PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Organization of Rhode Island today announced it has joined CareLink, a nonprofit...

IlluminOss Medical gets $0.9M financing

TIVERTON – IlluminOss Medical Inc. has secured $925,000 of a $2.68 million Series A financing round led by Foundation Medical Partners, according to a...
DR. SELIM SUNER helped found the R.I. Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 1989, when he was a med student and an EMT. Today, he is a unit commander heading a team of 230 volunteers. /

Team is ready for any emergency

Disasters can happen, and the smart homeowner or business manager is ready in advance: candles, batteries, rock salt, propane stove, drinking water, walkie-talkies, data...
DAWN MARIE LEWIS, emergency preparedness coordinator at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, explains how the Hospital Capacity System works /

System connects ERs, emergency dispatchers

When The Station nightclub burned down in 2003, leaving hundreds of people injured – many grievously – a handful of hospitals took the majority...

Colleges take pains to plan for all possibilities

Charged with the welfare of thousands, Rhode Island’s colleges find themselves at the center of the disaster preparedness movement in the state, even being...

Wickford PR firm specializes in preparedness

Eric Cote had no idea when he and partner Ken D’Ambrosio set out to start a communications firm eight years ago that they’d develop...

Making it easier to take help from businesses

A little boy was dead from encephalitis, two others had gotten sick, and a fourth had meningitis. There was no apparent connection, but such...
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Bird flu may drop business back to earth

A little more than a year ago, we heard warnings from Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael...
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Bills would narrow gaps in premiums

An alliance of businesses and consumer advocates is pushing for a major overhaul of Rhode Island’s small-group health insurance market, promoting legislation that would...
STATE REP. Patricia A. Serpa, D-West Warwick, is lead sponsor of the House measure.  /

Should R.I. pharmacists be allowed<br> to give routine shots?

Saying they want to make it easier for elderly Rhode Islanders to get their immunizations, several legislators have proposed a bill to allow pharmacists...
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