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Virtual summit addresses physician burnout

A second summit in this series on Sept. 9 will focus on all workers in the health care industry. Encouraging health care professionals to take...
NEXT CHALLENGE: Panelists discuss the region’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, who directs clinical trials for Life­span Corp.; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

‘Hesitancy’ will be next snag with vaccinations

Rhode Island will soon hit a tipping point in COVID-19 vaccinations – a point at which there will be more vaccine available than the...
ALTERED INDUSTRY: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue, top right, discusses the future of health care after the COVID-19 pandemic during a second panel discussion at the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Also participating is, clockwise from top left, moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Claire Levesque, Tufts Health Plan chief medical officer for commercial products; Dr. Michael Bradley, CEO and president of Orthopedics Rhode Island Inc.; and Dr. Matt Collins, chief medical officer and executive vice president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Has pandemic brought changes for the better?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered a lot about the health care system since it first arrived in March 2020 – telemedicine, behavioral health,...
PANELISTS discuss the region's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on Thursday. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, from The Miriam Hospital; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. This was one of two panel discussions held during the summit.

PBN Health Care Summit: R.I. vaccine rollout has improved, but access,...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has improved its vaccination campaign to a point where it is among the nation’s most successful in administering first doses,...

PBN Spring Health Care Summit approaches

PROVIDENCE – The PBN 2021 Spring Health Care Summit will take place virtually on April 8 at 9 a.m. The event will feature two panels...
INTO THE FUTURE: Mark K. W. Gim, bottom left, The Washington Trust Co. president and chief operating officer, provides his outlook for the Rhode Island economy at PBN’s Economic Trends Summit on Feb. 18. Also participating in the virtual event were, clockwise from top left, Thomas Tzitzouris, director at Strategas Research Partners; PBN Editor Michael Mello; Alden Anderson Jr., CBRE/New England senior vice president and partner; and Kristen Adamo, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president.

The recipe for recovery? Depends on whom you ask

Point of view matters, perhaps now more than ever. Indeed, panelists at Providence Business News’ Economic Trends Summit on Feb. 18 painted very different pictures...
GOING UP? Thomas Tzitouris, director at Strategas Research Partners, forecasts that 30-year mortgage rates may hit 3.5% by the end of the year, which he said would end the wave of refinancing activity and slow home purchases in 2022.

Economist: ‘This is one of those key moment of the decade’

While many Americans see the COVID-19 vaccine as the barometer of their year, Thomas Tzitzouris is watching a very different event to determine how...
MARK W. GIM, bottom left, The Washington Trust Co. president and chief operating officer, provides his outlook for the Rhode Island economy at PBN's Economic Trends Summit on Thursday morning. Also participating in the event was, clockwise from top left, Thomas Tzitzouris, director at Strategas Research Partners; PBN Editor Michael Mello; Alden Anderson Jr., CBRE/New England senior vice president and partner; and Kristen Adamo, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president.

PBN Economic Summit: Long-term crisis looms after stimulus runs out

PROVIDENCE – Fiscal stimulus and mass vaccinations should bring short-term economic relief, but a long-term crisis marked by structural unemployment, inflation and a bond...
PBN’s 2021 Coronavirus Business Stimulus Summit is set to take place online on Feb. 11 at 9 a.m.

PBN’s 2021 Coronavirus Business Stimulus Summit approaches

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News’ 2021 Coronavirus Business Stimulus Summit will take place Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. The free, virtual event will feature panelists...
AN INCLUSIVE GROUP: Panelists take part in the virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Dec. 10. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, director of client engagement and inclusion for Advancing Workplace Excellence; Kevin Nerney, executive director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council; Lisa Ranglin, founder, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Steve Sublett, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.

Summit panel: Diversity, inclusion efforts have been lacking

Progress toward more diversity and inclusion in the workplace has been slow in Rhode Island, with more of it confined to plans on paper...

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