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The cost to receive long-term care services at home with a health aide has increased both in Rhode Island and nationally, according to Genworth’s 13th annual Cost of Care Study. more
Summer is here, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. more
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is planning a $200 million phased expansion of its manufacturing plant here, to facilitate production of its drug, Soliris, and other products. more
Sometimes, the heart just wants what it wants. Medtronic, a maker of heart-rhythm devices, announced on Monday that it's paying $1.1 billion for HeartWare International, whose own devices reduce surgical invasiveness when treating patients with heart failure. more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, agreed to buy HeartWare International Inc. for about $1.1 billion, paying a premium of 93 percent to gain less-invasive technology for treating advanced heart-failure patients. more
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced June 23 an investment of $80,000 to Saint Elizabeth Community in Providence to pilot WellCare, an initiative that coordinates care to help older adults living in subsidized housing manage their chronic diseases and live independently. By integrating health services across community-based organizations, the program aims to improve access to care for vulnerable populations. more
Dr. James Rudolph is director of the Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services and director of Measurement and Quality Improvement for the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, both at the Providence VA Medical Center. Rudolph’s pioneering program, the VA Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Vulnerable Veterans, designed to meet the needs of the nation’s aging veterans – was recently awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development. more
In a lengthy and detailed letter to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Massachusetts Division, representing Southcoast Health workers, identified several key concerns about the proposed merger between Care New England and Southcoast Health. While the union hopes that Healey will closely monitor the merger process as it unfolds, it has expressed union concerns to the mayors of New Bedford and Fall River, and has asked them to hold community forums throughout the region, Nikko Mendoza, communications director for 1199SEUI, told Providence Business News. more
With the Rhode Island health care sector cast of characters constantly shifting, MergerWatch’s recent report, “When Hospitals Merge: Updating State Oversight to Protect Access to Care,” is particularly timely. more
Southcoast Health announced its fully redesigned website, which allows patients to access information on physicians, services, treatments, locations and events from smartphones, tablets and personal computers. more
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