Newport Mercury - March 8, 1940
WPA' Receives Certificate from . _ . . , street Service Commission of Amer- Scan Hospital Association The Rhode Island Blue Cross, non-profit hospital service plan, has been granted its second cerli- ficale of approval by the commis- ap- Home operation sion on hospital service of the American Hospila! Association, it was announced Tuesday with the publication of a list of 60 approved approved plans for 1940. The local plan was first approved approved last September after one month of actual operation. Plans are not usually approved by the- national organization until after at least .=ix months of experience. Approval is based on emphasis of public welfare In plan stnic- was ,,.,, on ,inrt guarantee of service to subscribers by member hospitals. Reapproval is granted upon evidence of reasonable progress, progress, sound administrative policies policies and procedures, and sound financial position.