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CHANGE OF PLANS: Jamie Sanford, left, administrator of Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence, and Richard Gamache, center, Aldersbridge Communities CEO, in May check on Elsie Ann Linde, 89, who had moved into rooms at Linn that have been converted to assisted living. Since then, the nursing home had to close but administrators are still awaiting approval to open a memory and dementia care unit.  
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Struggling nursing homes mull change in direction to save themselves

Richard Gamache was armed with a plan to save his nursing home this spring. The question was if he had enough time to put...

Five Questions With: Aaron Robinson

A recently released independent study commissioned by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Foundation, Lifespan Corp., Care New England...
NOT SOLD: Lynn Blais, a nurse at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, is skeptical of The Centurion Foundation Inc.’s acquisition plan. 
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Handle with care: Fate of hospitals in balance as regulators review...

Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. was seen as a hero a decade ago, swooping in to prop up the struggling Roger Williams Medical Center in...
HELP NEEDED: Nurse and union president Lynn Blais, outside Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Her union, the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, opposes the only proposal to purchase the struggling hospital. 
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To grow, struggling hospitals need more help from state

A decade ago, Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. was seen as a potential savior for two struggling Rhode Island hospitals. Today, Roger Williams Medical Center in...

Would a 2nd medical school in R.I. be worth it?

Some state lawmakers are floating the idea of establishing a state medical school that would be a more-affordable alternative to Brown University and might ease persistent...

Veteran trust in VA Providence up to 93.6%

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that Veteran trust in the VA Providence Healthcare system has risen to 93.6% – up...

Amgen reports $767M profit in Q4 despite declining sales of Enbrel

WEST GREENWICH – Amgen Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $767 million despite declining sales for Enbrel, the rheumatoid-arthritis drug that is manufactured...

CCA Health RI adds WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care to...

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island LLC, known as CCA Health Rhode Island, has announced that it has added WellOne Primary Medical and...
READY TO RETIRE? Karla Abbott, 61, of Sioux Falls, S.D., is planning to retire next spring after working 38 years as a nurse. 
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Social Security recipients to receive lower cost-of-living adjustment next year

Looking ahead to retirement next spring, Karla Abbott finds comfort in the cost-of-living increase that millions of Social Security recipients get each year. But...

CCA Health R.I. partners with West Bay Community Action to improve...

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island LLC, doing business as CCA Health Rhode Island, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with West Bay Community...
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