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ONE OF TWO PANELS at the Providence Business News Fall 2021 Health Care Summit on Wednesday discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and employer mandates. Clockwise from top left is Matt Reeber, partner at at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC; Thomas McCarthy, executive director of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Response Team; Dr. Christopher Ottiano, medical director at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Lisa Abbott, Lifespan Corp. senior vice president for human resources and community affairs; Dr. Robert MacArthur, chief medical officer at Commonwealth Care Alliance; and moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello.

Summit: Outreach to employees reduces COVID-19 vaccine defiance

PROVIDENCE – Repeated employee outreach – including small group meetings, daily bulletins and even bringing in faith leaders and pregnancy specialists – has proven...

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...
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced to employees on Sept. 9, 2021, that all of its employees will have until Oct. 1 to get at least partially vaccinated, or potentially lose their jobs. / Courtesy Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. joins list of employers requiring vaccines

SMITHFIELD – Nonprofit Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is joining the the list of workplaces and health insurance providers in the Ocean State...
A PANEL of health care specialists offered advice on Thursday to health care workers and their employers during the “Summit for Health Care Professionals: Self Care Strategies for Enduring the Pandemic." From left is Kathleen Boyd, physician health program director at the Rhode Island Medical Society; Diane Mahoney, integrative therapy nurse at The Miriam Hospital; and Dr. Shideh Shafie, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Summit: Work-life balance paramount for wellness of health care providers

PROVIDENCE – It’s not enough for health care companies to make self-care resources and wellness initiatives available to their workers, especially during a stressful,...
Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue announced on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2021, that he rejected rate increases proposed by health insurance companies in the state's individual, small and large markets. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

OHIC limits approved health insurance rate hikes, citing the pandemic

PROVIDENCE – In the aftermath of a pandemic that not only caused a toll physically but also financially on many Rhode Islanders, a state...

Summit to highlight self-care for health workers during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – A virtual summit planned for next month will focus on the well-being of health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Self-Care Strategies...
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Monday that he is filing objections with the state Office of Health Insurance Commissioner to the personal health insurance rate increases proposed for 2022 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

R.I. AG objects to individual, group health insurance rate increases

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a devastating pandemic that continues to threaten the welfare of Rhode Island residents, and while government officials mount...

Five Questions With: Vijay Pattabhiraman

Vijay Pattabhiraman was named Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s vice president of health care analytics in July. He joined Neighborhood Health in 2019...

NHPRI’s flexible wellness program tailored to employees’ unique needs

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 500-1,499 EMPLOYEES: 3. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO (or equivalent): Peter Marino, CEO and president Number of employees: 580 Neighborhood Health...

Butler names associate chief nursing officer

PROVIDENCE – A registered nurse who’s spent nearly 20 years in psychiatric nursing has been appointed associate chief nursing officer at Butler Hospital. Andrea McGinn...

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