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Dr. Paul E. Morrissey, associate professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is program director of the division of organ transplantation at Rhode Island Hospital. Morrissey, who maintains a private practice at University Surgical Associates, talked with Providence Business News about National Organ Donation Month, which occurs in April, his work as a transplant surgeon and the need for organ donors. more
Kent Hospital has received distinction as a NICHE Hospital (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), designating its commitment to excellence in elder care, the hospital announced. more
The recent acquisition of ShapeUp by Virgin Pulse along with other accomplishments in the startup community will be celebrated Thursday at an event at Aurora on Westminster Street. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid will hold its sixth group meeting on Wednesday at the Providence Marriott Downtown on Orms Street. more
State Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner said her office has adopted standards to improve health care delivery and payment systems, a step that aligns her office with the governor’s efforts to strengthen the health care system for all Rhode Islanders. more
With lung cancer remaining the deadliest form of cancer in the country, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Rhode Island and The Miriam and Newport hospitals recently launched a lung cancer screening clinic. more
(Updated, 11:18 a.m., Dec. 22) Drug overdoses took the lives of 247 people in Rhode Island last year, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of Health Insurance Commissioner Kathleen C. Hittner and her decision to approve an insurance rate hike for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island for the upcoming year that had been challenged by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Working with hundreds of community partners across the region, Southcoast Health invested $22 million in community benefits in its fiscal 2014, according to its most recent report filed annually with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. more
HealthSource RI said that 35,428 individuals are enrolled in 2016 coverage through the health benefits exchange as of Feb. 6, the majority of whom were auto-renewed into a 2016 plan. more
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