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CLASS LEADER: Middle school teacher Jana Gasboro helps a student at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Social-service organizations finding ways to stay essential, even in hard times

Providing essential services to those with disabilities can be challenging in the best of times. But as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life for many people,...

Surprise medical bills are costing us all

Surprise medical billing is one of the most urgent topics in health care. Too often after a hospital procedure or visit to an emergency room,...
5Q: Leslie Taito
Chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito | Chief of Staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 1. Why did you leave your role as CEO of the manufacturer Hope...

Beacon a lesson for hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...

Premama avoided COVID-19 disaster, plans to stay afloat financially

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $250,000 - $5M 4. Premama Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Dan Aziz, founder and CEO 2019 Revenue: $2.5 million 2017 Revenue: $1.2 million Revenue growth:...

Lifespan, CNE must prove merger’s worth

If persistence were always rewarded, then Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System would see their planned merger win quick approval by the...
Joan Retsinas

Grim U.S. stats we can do something about

COVID-19 has plunged us into the Age of Impotence. A government that once upon a time spearheaded the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...
Joan Retsinas

Charting our own course to our detriment

We Americans believe we are exceptional. The notion is bred into our psychic DNA. The history textbooks that have passed the scrutiny of local...

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