hospital http://ripr.org en Does Having Health Insurance Boost ER Visits? http://ripr.org/post/does-having-health-insurance-boost-er-visits <p>Another study seems to suggest that, contrary to previous assumptions, it does.</p><p>Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have just published the results of a study in the <em>Annals of Emergency Medicine</em> that looked at all emergency department visits at 69 hospitals between the fall of 2006 and the fall of 2009. In 2006, Massachusetts expanded access to health insurance to nearly everyone in the state.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:08:33 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30757 at http://ripr.org Landmark's New Owner Must Use Rx Monitoring Program, Invest In Primary Care http://ripr.org/post/landmarks-new-owner-must-use-rx-monitoring-program-invest-primary-care <p>California-based Prime Healthcare Services won approval earlier this week to buy Woonsocket’s Landmark Medical Center. But the approval came with conditions. One is that the company keep Rhode Island regulators abreast of a federal investigation it’s under for allegedly over-billing Medicare. Another is that Prime invest in primary care and in preventing hospital re-admissions. The Department of Health expressed some concern about Prime’s practices at other hospitals, but department head Michael Fine said the terms of the deal to acquire Landmark should allay those concerns.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24035 at http://ripr.org Landmark's New Owner Must Use Rx Monitoring Program, Invest In Primary Care Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital Merging With Care New England http://ripr.org/post/pawtuckets-memorial-hospital-merging-care-new-england <p>In a ceremonial signing, Care New England and Memorial Hospital will formalize a new partnership Tuesday.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:20:26 +0000 Catherine Welch 21046 at http://ripr.org Prime's Application to Buy Landmark Now Complete http://ripr.org/post/primes-application-buy-landmark-now-complete <p>Rhode Island regulators have deemed Prime Healthcare’s application to buy Woonsocket’s Landmark Medical Center complete.</p><p>Now the Attorney General and Department of Health can begin their official review of California-based Prime Healthcare’s bid to buy the troubled community hospital. That review begins July 1<sup>st</sup> and ends October 28<sup>th</sup> under Rhode Island’s Hospital Conversion Act.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:19:56 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17618 at http://ripr.org Prime's Application to Buy Landmark Now Complete Landmark Deal Stalls Again; Missing Info from Prime http://ripr.org/post/landmark-deal-stalls-again-missing-info-prime <p>Rhode Island’s Attorney General and Department of Health officials say they’re suspending their review of Prime Healthcare’s application to buy the Woonsocket-based Landmark Medical Center.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:18:09 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 12801 at http://ripr.org Landmark Deal Stalls Again; Missing Info from Prime Landmark Appoints Medical Director; Still Waiting on Prime http://ripr.org/post/landmark-appoints-medical-director-still-waiting-prime <p>Woonsocket’s Landmark Medical Center has appointed a new medical director.</p><p>Dr. Glenn Fort has been a member of Landmark’s staff for nearly 25 years, most recently as the head of medical staff. Now, he’ll oversee and coordinate medical care and be the link between medical staff and the hospital’s senior management, including the Special Master. Fort specializes in infectious disease and has additional training in public health.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:36:09 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10808 at http://ripr.org Landmark Appoints Medical Director; Still Waiting on Prime