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Lawmakers make late-session push for health care reform

PROVIDENCE – As the General Assembly session is winding down, lawmakers in both chambers are teaming up to get a series of bills passed...

R.I. unemployment rate remains at 4.1% in April

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in April was 4.1%, same as March, ending a streak that saw six months of consecutive increases,...
Chris Federico last July became president of the 150-year-old Rhode Island Pharmacists Association for the second time. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Run your own race

Chris Federico | Rhode Island Pharmacists Association president It’s a Friday evening and your family is getting ready to travel across the country for a...

KIDS COUNT: Economic and health gaps continue to affect children of...

PROVIDENCE – For decades children in Rhode Island have been driving the state’s diversity, yet children of color continue to face greater economic and...

Fed’s preferred inflation gauge shows price pressures stayed elevated last month 

WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of inflation closely tracked by the Federal Reserve remained uncomfortably high in March, likely reinforcing the Fed's reluctance to...

Abe Cohen Leads R.I. Business Development for Marquis Health Consulting Services

Marquis Health Consulting Services has appointed Abe Cohen as Vice President of Business Development for Rhode Island. Cohen has more than a decade of...

King nominated as permanent R.I. health insurance commissioner

PROVIDENCE – Cory King, currently the acting R.I. health insurance commissioner, has been nominated to have the job permanently, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced...

WalletHub: R.I. second-worst state for doctors

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the second-worst state for doctors, according to WalletHub.  The financial website based in Miami, Fla., ranked the Ocean State 50th...

Senate confirms new state leader for behavioral health 

The R.I. Senate Thursday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Richard Leclerc as the new director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Health,...
THE SCANDINAVIAN Communities Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Cranston has notified the families or residents that it will immediately reduce the number of people who can stay there.

Cranston nursing facility downsizing due to financial losses

CRANSTON – The Scandinavian Communities Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility is downsizing the number of available beds immediately. In a letter to families, Executive Director...
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