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Five Questions With: Cassandra Thomas

5Q: Cassandra Thomas | Director of economic development, city of Providence 1. What are the greatest economic challenges facing the city and the best...
VALUE CONSCIOUS: Samantha Rosenthal, second from the right, associate professor in Johnson & Wales University’s Department of Health Science, speaks during a panel discussion on value-based care models at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Also on the panel are, from left, Eric Swain, vice president of sales and account management for UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc.; Dr. Farah Shafi, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Kristin Russell, chief medical officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; and Corey McCarty, senior vice president and general manager of CCA Health Rhode Island. 
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Value-based care may be a remedy, panelists say

To Eric Swain, the shift toward value-based care models is one of the health care industry’s most exciting developments amid growing quality and affordability...

Point32Health Foundation awards $750K to food justice efforts in New England

CANTON, Mass. – Point32Health Inc. announced it will be granting a total of $750,000 through the Point32Health Foundation to 19 nonprofit emergency food response...
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Five Questions With: Chelsea Siefert

Chelsea Siefert | Chief operating officer, Quonset Development Corp. 1. What are your top priorities as the new chief operating ­officer of QDC? Quonset is...
A NEW REPORT released June 5 by the New England State Food System Planners Partnership notes that the region has become too reliant on food exports, and calls for a more regionalized approach to food production and consumption. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND STATES FOOD SYSTEM PLANNERS PARTNERSHIP

Regionalized approach on food production, consumption urged

PROVIDENCE – A new report released June 5 by the New England State Food System Planners Partnership notes that the region has become too...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council, a new associate degree program to help create careers in the state's land and sea industries. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s new degree program to help support state’s growing land, sea...

WARWICK – A new federally funded associate degree program at the Community College of Rhode Island has been created to help prepare students for...
EMERGENCY CALL: Betty Rambur, professor and Routhier chairperson for practice at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, is among the faculty members nationwide asking that action be taken to get more nursing teachers in college classrooms. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. nursing schools sounding alarm on faculty shortage

Faced with a crippling staffing crisis at local hospitals, professors at Rhode Island’s public colleges say it’s time to solve a long-standing problem with...
PASSED DOWN: Schantel Maxine Neal uses whole ingredients in her Maxine Baked desserts, just as her grandmother used to do when Neal was growing up. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Just like grandma used to make

Schantel Maxine Neal grew up with a grandmother who baked using whole ingredients, and who created meals and desserts from scratch. Her new business, Maxine...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative announced Tuesday that a new app, called FishLine, is being adapted for use locally to help local fishermen sell their catch to customers. / COURTESY PHONDINI PARTNERS

New app to help local fishing industry reach customers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center...
KATE MASURY, program director for South Kingstown-based nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, is collaborating with the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council to create a 'Cook a Fish, Give a Fish!' virtual cooking class series to help individuals cook seafood at home and, through ticket sales, purchase seafood for families in need. / COURTESY EATING WITH THE ECOSYSTEM

Stepping Up: Fishing industry creates seafood cooking classes that will also...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Local fishermen have had to figure out ways to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry has been impacted the closure...
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