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LONGTIME TRAINER: Judy Kaye, owner of Providence-based Kaye Training & Consulting, has been working as a consultant with small and large employers, as well as individuals, on diversity and racial-bias training for 25 years.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anti-bias training widespread in R.I.

Even before Starbucks closed its doors May 29 for an afternoon of mandatory racial-diversity training for all employees, many small-business owners and human resources...
IN FAVOR: Dr. James K. Sullivan, left, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Charles Alexandre, chief nursing officer. Sullivan spoke to the General Assembly in favor of a bill that would require parity in insurance between mental health and physical health for general practitioner services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Parity seen lacking in mental, physical care

By law, mental or behavioral health and physical health should be treated with parity by insurers but Rhode Island lawmakers and insurance professionals say...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Denise Coppa, left, coordinator of the family nurse practitioner concentration at the University of Rhode Island and interim associate dean of URI’s College of Nursing, with Kristen Rameika, seated, of South Kingstown, and Caryn Amedee, of East Providence. Both are graduate students in the Nurse Practitioner program at URI. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nurse practitioners fill need for patients as primary care physicians decrease

Within the past decade, the number of nurse practitioners in Rhode Island has grown steadily, reflecting what is seen as a growing demand for...
LONGTIME LEADER: Carolyn Belisle, managing director of community relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, has been with the company for 17 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Belisle’s leadership weaves community, service throughout health care

Women to Watch, Professional Services | Carolyn Belisle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield R.I.Community relations is no longer an accessory to business strategy. It’s...
INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

When Kathleen F. Moren moved to Rhode Island from Chicago in the late 1990s, she found the state lacked services for new mothers.In 1999,...
TOP SCORER: Hasbro is one of three Rhode Island companies to achieve a perfect score this year in the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. From left, Justin Haddock, licensing attorney; Dolph Johnson, executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Meghann Noonan, project engineer; and Dan Chasse, project ­manager. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

3 R.I. companies receive perfect Corporate Equality Index scores for LGBTQ...

Four Rhode Island-based corporations were listed in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index – a study that measures a corporation’s efforts...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island reports a a $17.6 million net loss, thanks in part to ACA taxes for the year.

Blue Cross $17.6M Q1 loss includes pre-paid ACA taxes

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island reported a net loss of $17.6 million and a net underwriting loss of $22.9...
THE YOUR BLUE STORE location in East Providence. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island offers on-site nurse case managers at its Your Blue Store locations in East Providence, Warwick and Lincoln. / COURTESY BCBSRI

BCBSRI offers on-site nurse case managers at Your Blue Store sites

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island now offers full-time on-site nurse case managers at each of its Your Blue Store...
STEWARD HEALTHCARE's 2013 lawsuit against Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, alleging a conspiracy with Thundermist Health Center and Lifespan to prevent the Massachusetts hospital system from entering the Rhode Island market by buying Landmark Medical Center, is going to trial. /PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Steward suit alleging BCBSRI conspiracy to block Landmark sale proceeding

PROVIDENCE — Steward Healthcare’s 2013 lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue & Shield of Rhode Island alleging a conspiracy with Thundermist Health Center and Lifespan...
PEOPLE IN RHODE ISLAND are more likely to report unmet need for behavioral health care services than in any other New England state, according to data from the Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by the state in 2014. / COURTESY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS

BCBSRI levels behaviorial health copays with primary care, lifts approval rule

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is making behavioral health doctor visit copays the same cost as primary care and...
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