Health Services

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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R.I. state government among<br> WELCOA’s 2006 ‘Well Workplaces’

PROVIDENCE – The state government has been honored by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) as a Well Workplace, for its “Get Fit, Rhode...
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KBL approves Summer Infant acquisition

NEW YORK – KBL Healthcare Acquisition Corp. II stockholders approved the company’s acquisition of Summer Infant Inc. at a special meeting today. The...
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Blue Cross campaign seeks to educate consumers

A man reads the labels on two bottles. “Same active ingredients, but one has a much lower price,” he notes. He tosses the pricier...
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