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Virtual technology developer Worlds Online Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sigal Consulting LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in licensing and developing medical marijuana facilities, including the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence. more
Long-term health care costs in Rhode Island have risen more rapidly over the past five years than in the United States as a whole and can cost as much as 40 percent more each year than the national average, according to the Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey released Monday. more
Care Thread, a Providence-based alumnus of the Betaspring accelerator program that provides secure mobile messaging for hospitals, has been named a finalist in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub Pilot Shark Tank Challenge along with nine other health-tech startups. more
Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been designated a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, marking the first time Rhode Island Hospital has been verified by the organization as ready handle the highest level of emergency situations for children. more
Researchers at Roger Williams Cancer Center said a recently completed initial phase trial involving immunotherapy showed “encouraging results” for cancer patients. more
Apollo Safety Inc. said it formed a healthcare division to address growing demand from hospitals and other medical facilities for its gas detection and monitoring services. more
Medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island talks about the goals of the insurance provider’s statewide screening outreach effort. more
The Miriam Hospital, which operates the state’s busiest joint replacement surgery program, said its Total Joint Center received the highest level of certification from the Joint Commission for its hip and knee replacement surgeries. more
Hospice, the palliative and holistic care of patients diagnosed by a doctor to be in their last six months of life, has come a long way in Rhode Island since its local start in 1976. more
Nonprofit fundraising, known as development in the trade, has emerged as a distinct profession only in the past few decades. But even in that relatively short period, career fundraisers have brought standards, ethical codes, best practices, certifications and wide-ranging professional-development programs to the profession. Now, aided by groups like the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a growing number of people are seeking a career in fundraising instead of happening into it. more
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