Health Services

Retiree takes reins of R.I. health, human services

Lee D. Grossi, a former state budget officer with experience in the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Children, Youth...

UnitedHealth asked to revise large-group rate filing

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England, a division of the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group, has been ordered to reduce its requested increase in medical insurance...

Baldwin to direct Healthy Kids lead-hazard initiative

PAWTUCKET – Barbara Baldwin has been named as program coordinator for the Healthy Kids Collaborative, R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and the Children’s...

OHIC rejects UnitedHealth medical rate request

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England, a division of the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has been ordered to reduce its requested increase in...

Slater invests $3.1M in FY07, marks record returns

The state-backed Slater Technology Fund is “optimistic” about fiscal 2008, “after significant success in the fiscal year ending June 30,” the state-backed venture capital...

R.I. files $2.4B lead abatement plan

PROVIDENCE – In the latest development following a Rhode Island jury’s landmark verdict last year against three former lead paint manufacturers, R.I. Attorney General...
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Professional services revenue surges in 2Q

WASHINGTON – The U.S. information sector attracted estimated revenue of $280.8 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous...

STAC is accepting applications for $1.5M in grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council’s Research Alliance program, heading into its second funding cycle, is accepting applications from research...

Slater Fund marks record returns in fiscal 2007

PROVIDENCE – The state-backed Slater Technology Fund is “optimistic” about fiscal 2008, “after significant success in the fiscal year ending June 30,” the state-backed...
DR. HARRY C. SAX, surgeon in chief at The Miriam Hospital, had first used a surgical robot at the University of Rochester, N.Y. He pushed Miriam to bring one to Rhode Island. /

Miriam seeks to expand use of its surgical robot

A surgical robot introduced last November at The Miriam Hospital has been embraced far more quickly than anyone predicted, with more than 120 surgeries...
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