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UnitedHealthcare puts dividend on hold

After a firestorm of controversy over its proposal to send $36.8 million in accumulated profits to its parent company, UnitedHealthcare of New England has...
DR. ELIZABETH LAZARUS,  a radiologist at Women & Infants Hospital, looks at an MRI of breasts scanned with new technology where the patient lies on her stomach. /

Local doctors helping set new standards<br> for breast cancer diagnosis

If hospitals in the real world functioned like the doctors on “House, M.D.” every diagnosis could cost a year’s salary, and health insurers would...
DENTAL HYGIENIST Mary O?Connor works on a patient at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, which is building a much larger dental facility nearby. /

Expanding dental services<br> for northern R.I.’s poor

Aiming to address what its executive director calls “a major public health concern,” Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is turning a former bank hall...
WILLIAM C. WALLACE II  has been named the VNAA 2007 Volunteer of the Year for his work in the South County area with VNS Home Health.  /

South County VNS trustee to receive national award

William C. Wallace II, a trustee of VNS Home Health Services in Narragansett, will be honored with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s 2007...
DR. KATHLEEN C. HITTNER is promoting advances in cardiac care and minimally invasive surgery at The Miriam Hospital. /

High-flying Miriam chief <br>adds challenge at T.F. Green

Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner has distinguished herself on many fronts – in her medical specialty, as a leader in her profession, and especially at...
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Memorial Hospital, Dietz share Heritage Award

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Foundation announced yesterday that Francis R. Dietz and The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will receive the 2007 Heritage Award...

R.I. hospitals better capitalized than N.E. peers

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s hospitals would cost $3.4 billion to replace in 2005 dollars, the R.I. Department of Health said in a report released...

Workforce Board announces $1.3M in grants

PROVIDENCE – More than 4,000 workers across the state will benefit from the 69 grants, totaling about $1.3 million, announced this week by the...

CVS/Caremark boosts dividend to 6 cents/share

WOONSOCKET – The board of directors of CVS/Caremark Corp. has approved a 23-percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend, the company announced today....
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UnitedHealthcare withdraws $36.8M<br> extraordinary dividend proposal

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner today announced it has received a letter from UnitedHealthcare of New England withdrawing its...
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