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Commonwealth Care Alliance announces Medicare plans ahead of R.I. expansion

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Boston-based health care organization that is planning a 2022 expansion into the Ocean State, has announced a range...

NHPRI to add companionship, food and exercise benefits to Medicare-Medicaid plan...

SMITHFIELD – Members of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s INTEGRITY Medicare-Medicaid plan will see new benefits in 2022, including a service that offers...

State controller: FY 21 budget year ends $51M above expected surplus

PROVIDENCE – Higher income and sales tax revenue combined with federal emergency management reimbursements boosted the state’s fiscal 2021 surplus to $332 million as...

Cranston author and financial adviser releases updated ‘Medicare Untangled’ edition

CRANSTON – Local author and registered financial adviser Karen Emma has released an expanded version of her book “Medicare Untangled,” a guidebook for consumers...
PATIENT-FOCUSED: Throughout her various leadership roles, Christine Gadbois, now the CEO of CareLink Inc., has worked to expand health care access to patients. At her initiative, CareLink recently developed a psychiatry consultation program for nursing home and group home residents. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gadbois sets tone for CareLink through leading by example

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Health Care Services: Christine Gadbois, CareLink Inc. Volunteering as a 13-year-old candy striper set up Christine Gadbois for a...

Blue Cross grants $610K to HabitatPVD for improvements to seniors’ homes

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help older people age safely in their own homes, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has...

Tufts Health Plan partners with Providence Community Health Centers

PROVIDENCE – Members of Tufts Health Plan’s Medicaid RITogether plan now have access to care from providers at Providence Community Health Centers. Tufts announced the...
Bridget G. Valverde

Valverde receives Golden Paw Award from Animal Rescue Rhode Island

SEN. BRIDGET G. VALVERDE, D-North Kingstown, received the Golden Paw Award from Animal Rescue Rhode Island. The annual award is given to organizations and...
REMODELING: Kathryn Power, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, says a reorganization proposal for Eleanor Slater Hospital will provide its patients with the appropriate care.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Questions raised over plans to restructure Eleanor Slater Hospital

The complicated finances and history of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital may take another turn. The network of four satellite hospital buildings, which care for...
CHALLENGED: 
Nursing homes across the state are losing money amid the pandemic, as they fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pictured, from left, are Bethany Home of Rhode Island employees David Briggs, director of therapy; Linda Wilson, office manager; and Elizabeth Sarro, administrator.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. nursing homes need help in daily fight for survival

COVID-19’s economic effects will last well beyond the widespread availability of vaccines for many Rhode Island businesses, with nursing homes at the top of...

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