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The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of more-modern warfare than the current facility, state leaders say. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical cancer in West Africa. more
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, announced that more health insurance plans will be offered on the exchange next year, and that rate sheets are available that will allow consumers and small employers to compare plans. more
Fellowship Health Resources Inc., a nonprofit that provides mental health services, is known for steering clients toward creative activities. The agency’s Studio 35 program encourages them to take up painting, music, writing, dance and other forms of self-expression as a way to reduce stress and build a sense of empowerment. more
If you had to find one word to describe South County Hospital Healthcare System’s employee wellness program, that word would be “comprehensive.” more
Employee health initiatives at Tufts Health Plan – through the company’s WorkingWell program – were not so much a one-time, all-out effort, but more a gradual and evolving culture of wellness over the years. “These things take time,” said Lydia Greene, vice president of human resources and diversity. “Patience and creativity absolutely grow a program.” more
Taking time off from work to see the doctor is always an inconvenience, but what if your doctor came to you? Cintas aims to keep its employees healthy by providing a free, on-site clinic. The clinic is open eight hours a week to more than 140 workers at the Cumberland uniform rental plant, and is staffed with a nurse practitioner and chiropractor who are also certified wellness coaches. more
For Lisa Bisaccia, head of human resources for CVS Caremark Corp., the rewards of the Fortune 500 company’s wellness program are not about the metrics, the hard data showing productivity gained versus sick days recouped. The reward comes down to the individual stories of lives improved and the sense of accomplishment that comes from it. more
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