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Farmington approves incentives for assisted-living facility

The Waterville-based Woodlands Senior Living is getting a tax break that allows the company to move ahead with plans to build a 32-bed assisted-living facility on Knowlton Corner Road in Farmington.

Hours — and days — to be saved with ferry medical transportation

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A new law that allows medical samples from island health clinics to be transported aboard Maine State Ferries goes into effect on Friday. It’s expected to save islanders hours and even days, as...

Central Maine Healthcare names new president, CEO

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Jeff Brickman will replace Peter E. Chalke as the next president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare on Sept. 19.

UNE partnership to fund program with $2.2M grant

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The University of New England in partnership with Maine Behavioral Healthcare and Maine Medical Center has been awarded $2.2 million in federal funds to create the first fully Maine-based program for...

Fed funds awarded for telemedicine and rural broadband access

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Maine continues to get significant funding boosts from the federal government as four school districts and MaineHealth, a rural health care provider, have been awarded a total of $1,644,596 through...

Maine Med lands $5M grant to fight lung cancer

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Maine Medical Center will be using a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to create a statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer...

Nurse walkout looms at Aroostook Medical Center

The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle is facing a two-day strike from 200 unionized nurses if the medical center doesn't add nursing staff, a goal that they've sought for at least five years...

UNE nabs $2.5M for rural community health partnership

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The University of New England has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to partner with Penobscot Community Health Care to boost...

Maine Medical Center program looks to plants for preventative care

The Maine Medical Center in Portland is joining approximately 70 other hospitals across the country in its new plant-based preventative medicine residency program that hopes to educate communities in...

Waterville-based Mt. St. Joseph under new governance

West Hartford's The Mercy Community has assumed governance of a fellow Maine health ministry, Mount St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation.