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Maria R. (Galligan) Gil, 56, died after a brief illness on Friday, March 7, at Kent Hospital in Warwick. more
Stepping Up, Rhode Island’s innovative nursing residency program in its inaugural year, is beginning to get national attention. more
Walking away from $2 billion in sales seems like a pretty bold risk for any company, even one that posted $123 billion in revenue in 2012 (and is likely to at least match that in 2013 when it reports results this week). But that is just what CVS Caremark Corp. has done by making the decision to stop selling tobacco products in its retail locations by Oct. 1. more
CANTON, Mass. – In response to deteriorating patient-care conditions in the state’s acute-care hospitals, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced last week that it is filing a ballot initiative, the Patient Safety Act. more
Hospitals are busily merging with other hospitals and buying up groups of doctors. They claim that size brings efficiency and the opportunity to deliver more “value-based” care – and fewer unnecessary services. They argue that they have to get bigger to cut waste. What’s the evidence that bigger hospitals offer better value? Not a lot. more
The deal that turned around the financially strapped The Westerly Hospital – a restructuring overseen from 2011 to 2013 by the Rhode Island Superior Court – has received recognition from a national network of financial professionals. more
HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, has kicked off a series of enrollment assistance events focused on helping Rhode Islanders learn about their health insurance options. more
Cost and access dominated the discussion in the second of two panels at the Feb. 27 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester have found a link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health. more
Woonsocket native Mark Braden remembers being a 130-pound “string bean” in high school when he signed up with the Rhode Island National Guard. Now, at 41, he’s 6 feet tall, bulked up to 225 pounds and before retiring served a total of 22 years in the military. more
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