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Lynn Arditi

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a second class-action lawsuit against the state over problems related to its public benefits system, known as UHIP.

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Care New England Health System and Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare announced Wednesday that they have agreed to extend the deadline for reaching agreement on a proposed merger through January 2018.

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including some 23,000 Rhode Islanders. 

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Care New England Health System will continue to employ as many as 200 people in Pawtucket after the planned closure of Memorial Hospital.   

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Rhode Island’s health director on Monday approved a request by Prime Healthcare Services to convert Landmark Medical Center back to nonprofit status.

The move enables Prime to avoid paying millions of dollars in property taxes to Woonsocket and North Smithfield, where the company runs an affiliated rehab hospital.

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Rhode Island’s health advisory board on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Healthcare Services’ conversion of Landmark Hospital to a nonprofit, thereby allowing the company to avoid paying millions of dollars in property taxes to the City of Woonsocket.

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As School Sports Gear Up, So Does Risk Of Concussion

Sep 3, 2015
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As school gets underway across Rhode Island, thousands of kids will sign up to play sports. And with that comes the risk of concussion.