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Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
Dr. Linda J. Resnik, a research scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center, was awarded a nearly $2.5 million U.S. Department of Defense contract last week to study the care of veterans and service members with upper-limb amputations. more
In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Rhode Island’s overall health ranked #14 among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we do exceptionally well from a policy standpoint, but still do need to improve in many areas. more
The state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced April 28 a three-way contract that paves the path for an innovative health care initiative for some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable residents. more
Rhode Island is poised to save a cumulative $120 million through the next fiscal year through an ongoing reorganization of Medicaid, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state health officials. more
Lobbying spending in the United States has stagnated at a little over $3 billion a year ever since the 2008 financial crisis (thanks in part to changes in lobbying rules). But the rankings of lobbying’s big spenders have shifted, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit research group. more
CVS Health Corp. said drug costs for its plans grew a modest 5 percent in 2015, far less than the 11.8 spending growth rate from a year before. more
Central Falls and Pawtucket residents strongly support policies that reinforce access to healthy food and physical activity, according to a release from the American Heart Association Rhode Island chapter that highlights the findings of a recent survey of 401 residents. more
The overall state of children’s health in Rhode Island has shown marked improvement over the last several years. However, further improvement is required. After reviewing the eighteen criteria … more
Kent Hospital’s new chief of anesthesia, Dr. Vijay Sudheendra serves as chairman of anesthesia at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, both in Providence. more
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