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MMC closes on acquisition of Saint Joseph's rehab facility


Maine Medical Center completed its acquisition of Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland, a transaction with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland that the hospital says should...

S&P reaffirms EMHS' bond rating, but downgrades outlook


Standard & Poor Global Ratings this week reaffirmed its BBB long-term rating for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, but also adjusted its outlook for the system from “stable” to...

New study puts Maine in bottom tier of states in which to grow old

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Maine ranks as the 11th worst state in which to grow old, according to a new report which examined a variety of financial, health care and quality of life categories.

Franklin Memorial Hospital earns 'gold seal' accreditation


Franklin Memorial Hospital has earned a gold seal of approval from The Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations...

Double-digit rate hike approved for 2018 marketplace health insurance

Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa approved increases for 2018 market health insurance ranging up to 30% if cost-sharing payments end.

Vets First Choice buys two pharmacies to boost network


Direct Vet Marketing, doing business as Vets First Choice, made good on its promise to expand by acquisition, announcing that it had bought two pharmaceutical practices to boost its prescription...

Millinocket nursing shortfall could result in one-day strike

Nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital said they might call a one-day strike if contract negotiations break down.

Health insurance questions drive some companies to self-insure

Some mid-size companies are opting to self-insure their employees rather than contract with a third-party insurance provider.

Jackson Laboratory gets $3.3M grant to study ALS


Targeting a disease that affects about 20,000 Americans, The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a five-year, $3,322,009 federal grant to study ALS.

Acadia Hospital names new president


A 24-year veteran of Eastern Maine Health System was promoted to president of Acadia Hospital.