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Federal judge: Community Health Options' $23M lawsuit can proceed

James McCarthy |

A federal judge ruled Friday that Lewiston-based health insurer Community Health Options can proceed with its $22.9 million lawsuit against the federal government seeking payments it says it is owed...

New study highlights health disparities in Maine's rural counties

James McCarthy |

A new statewide profile of rural health revealing significant disparities between Maine's urban and rural counties set the stage for a daylong series of panel discussions in Bangor on Thursday...

MaineHealth wins national award for healthy food choices

Staff |

The 10 hospitals and outpatient centers of the MaineHealth system won the national “Healthier Future Award” from the Partnership for a Healthier America for providing and emphasizing...

Apothecary By Design acquires Mass. fertility pharmacy

Staff |

Apothecary By Design, a Portland-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has acquired Village Fertility Pharmacy in Waltham, Mass.

How early childhood stress could lead to costly adult illnesses

Lori Valigra |

We're all familiar with the short-term stress caused by election politics or our favorite sports team, but researchers at the MDI Biological Laboratory are looking at how chronic exposure to stress...

Franklin Community Health Network drafts new COO

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Miriam Leonard, a health care executive with over 20 years of experience, has been appointed COO of Franklin Community Health Network.

Maine Medical Center head Richard Petersen talks $512M expansion

Jennifer Van Allen |

Maine Medical Center, led by President and CEO Richard Petersen, recently announced a $512 million, 300,000-square-foot expansion, the largest in the Portland hospital's history. The project, which...

Maine health centers will share $963K in fed grants

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The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded 18 community health centers across Maine a total of $963,623 in federal funding to boost offered health care services and operational...

'Market demands' lead to 31 layoffs at Mercy

As part of a large consolidation effort, the Portland-based Mercy Hospital announced the layoffs of 31 employees on Tuesday.

On the Record: Wendy Tardif, executive director of the Dempsey Center

Peter Van Allen |

Wendy Tardif has been executive director of the Dempsey Center in Lewiston for nearly six years and has been involved since its founding in 2008. The organization offers people with cancer a range of...