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LunaYou launches public benefit corporation, plans staff expansion

PROVIDENCE — LunaYou, a Business Innovation Factory-launched platform focused on pregnancy and postpartum care, is continuing to scale as its team works toward public...

McKee proposes health care spending watchdog program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing a Health Spending Accountability and Transparency program he says could help health care insurers and providers...

McKee issues executive order to aid staffing issues at R.I. nursing...

PROVIDENCE – Due to continued stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Daniel J. McKee issued an executive order on Friday that would provide...

McKee proposes $12.8B budget that targets housing, COVID recovery

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released a $12.8 billion spending plan for next fiscal year that also seeks to commit over...

Hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time

Hospitals across the U.S. are feeling the wrath of the omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges. This time, they...
PREP TIME: A man waits to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a CVS pharmacy store in Buffalo Grove, Ill., earlier this month. The Woonsocket-based chain has plans to put emphasis on primary care at some locations. 
/ AP PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Primary care at CVS? The plan has critics

In a world of quick, ­convenient services such as Uber, Doordash and Amazon Prime that consumers have at their fingertips, CVS Health Corp. sees...
­COORDINATING COVERAGE: HealthSource RI Director Lindsay Lang, third from left, meets with staff members, from left, Contessa Brown, senior analyst; Leslie Racine Vazquez, operations manager; and Steve Micke and Katherine Rivera in customer service. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

HealthSource RI seeing big benefits from ARPA

The calls from doubting policyholders have been coming into HealthSource RI recently as they express concern that there might have been a mistake on...
DR. G. ALAN KUROSE, CEO and president of Coastal Medical, has been elected as the new chairperson for the Rhode Island Foundation's board of directors. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Coastal Medical CEO Kurose elected as new R.I. Foundation board chair

PROVIDENCE – The leader of Coastal Medical will also now take the helm of the Rhode Island Foundation’s board of directors. Dr. G. Alan Kurose,...
Neil D. Steinberg

The past, the present, the future 

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Congratulations to PBN on 35 years as the state’s...
Peter Marino

Peter Marino

When Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island was formed in 1993, its founders intended the organization to be a health insurer for the state’s...

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