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Five Questions With: Dr. Dioscaris Garcia

Newly appointed to Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s board of directors, Dr. Dioscaris Garcia is the co-director of the Weiss Center for Orthopaedic...
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MASTERPIECES: Medical tattoo artist Kristen Lanctot plays a key role in helping people feel whole again after surviving breast cancer. She specializes in inking realistic nipples on reconstructed breasts.
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In many ways, these tattoos restore what’s lost to breast cancer

For the first year after her double mastectomy, all Debra Turilli could think about was how happy she was to be alive. She had been...

Neighborhood Health pays tribute to veterans

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island paid tribute to military veterans and their families with a series of initiatives throughout the month...
CHALLENGES REMAIN: Melissa Husband, second from left, chief of staff at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, discusses some of the difficulties the health care industry is experiencing. Also on the panel at the Providence Business News Fall 2022 Health Care Summit on Oct. 27 are, from left, Dr. Sri Adusumalli, senior medical director for Enterprise Virtual Care for CVS Health Corp.; Corey McCarty, senior vice president and general manager of Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island; and Dr. Thomas Meehan, program director of the physician assistant studies program at Johnson & Wales University. 
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PBN health care panel: Plenty of obstacles to getting access to...

Socioeconomic barriers and workforce shortages are preventing many Rhode Islanders from accessing health care, creating obstacles that particularly affect communities of color. Panelists at the...
DR. CLAIRE LEVESQUE, second from right, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point 32Health, the parent company of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, speaks during one of two panel discussions at PBN's Fall Health Care Summit on Thursday at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Kirsten Anderson, medical director at CVS Health Corp./Aetna; Dr. Louanne Giangreco, senior medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Peter Hollmann, chief medical officer at Brown Medicine; Dr. Alexis Kearney, consultant medical director for Project Firstline RI, Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, R.I. Department of Health; and Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, director of the Pandemic Centr at Brown University's School of Public Health. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Summit: R.I.’s health care sector struggling to reverse worker shortage

WARWICK – A workforce shortage continues to plague Rhode Island's health care sector as residents find access to primary care limited while practices struggle...

Blue Cross earns a 4.5-star NCQA rating

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from the National Committee...

Five Questions With: Talia Brookshire

Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s first-ever chief diversity officer, joined the organization in March. Brookshire, who was offered the position after a...
CUSTOM TREATMENT: Normand Audette, of Cumberland, had some of his lung tissue tested for biomarkers that allowed doctors to develop the most effective way to battle his cancer. Starting in 2024, such advanced testing will be covered by health insurers in Rhode Island. 
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R.I. requires insurers cover biomarker testing

Dizziness, memory loss, anxiety and a perpetually swollen left foot and ankle are among the side effects Normand Audette has experienced from taking an...

Neighborhood’s CEO Soak fundraiser nets $12K for ALS Association

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island employees raised nearly $12,000 for the ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter during Neighborhood’s CEO Soak on...
THE 2022 HONOREES of Providence Business News' Leaders & Achievers awards program celebrate during Thursday's event at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN recognizes 2022 Leaders & Achievers honorees

WARWICK – Twenty-one local industry leaders on Thursday were formally recognized for their leadership efforts across various sectors in Providence Business News’ 2022 Leaders...
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