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Vernon clinical IT provider merges with Southwestern lab

Vernon healthcare and IT consultancy Rhodes Group has merged with New Mexico diagnostic testing and lab services provider TriCore Reference Laboratories, the two announced.

Aetna profits up on premium growth

Hartford health insurer Aetna said its first-quarter profits rose 16.8 percent, mostly due to higher revenue from healthcare premiums.

Hartford Healthcare tests new primary care model

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When Isabella Yearwood, a patient care assistant at Hartford Healthcare, enrolled in the company's new primary care program for employees, she expected things might be different.

As CT ages, Gibbs sees opportunity in homecare industry

Stan Simpson |

At age two, Derrick Gibbs Jr. wanted to be a doctor. As he got older, he wanted to be a nurse. The desire to serve grew stronger as his life evolved.

Wethersfield healthcare consultancy wins CT contract

Wethersfield's Qualidigm said the Office of the Healthcare Advocate has awarded it a contract to implement a medical-home program.

CT Children's CEO Gavin to retire

Connecticut Children's Medical Center CEO Martin J. Gavin will retire by year's end, the hospital announced Friday.

Alexion's 1Q profits fall on higher expenses

Cheshire's Alexion Pharmaceuticals said its first-quarter net income fell 43 percent, as higher costs and expenses ate into higher sales of its blood-disorder drug Soliris.

Malloy creates climate change council

On Earth Day on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order creating a new council to keep Connecticut on its greenhouse gas emissions goals by 2050.

W. Hartford co. sells phone disinfector to VT hospital

West Hartford’s ReadyDock Inc. said it has sold its cell phone disinfecting device to the University of Vermont Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Lower investment, underwriting gains hit Travelers' profits

The Travelers Companies Inc., which has significant Hartford operations, reported a 21 percent decline in its first-quarter profits on lower investment and underwriting gains.

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