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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...

New Maine wellness programs encourage work-life balance

Laurie Schreiber |

Stand-up desks, lunch 'n learn sessions, groomed hiking trails, yoga classes and employee cruiser bikes: Workplace wellness programs are prospering in Maine and growing in popularity.

Navigating Medicare billing — and creating rural Maine jobs

Lori Valigra |

Dr. Dan Mingle knew he was onto something when he founded the South Paris-based Mingle Analytics in 2011. Health care costs were spiraling up, and national reimbursers like Medicare were starting to...

Maine Behavioral Healthcare tackles opioid crisis with holistic approach

James McCarthy |

Through the first six months of this year, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner recorded 189 deaths in Maine due to drug overdose — a 50% increase over the same six-month period in 2015 and...

JAX lab lands $2.3M grant for elderly pneumonia research

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A professor from Jackson Laboratory was awarded a four-year, $2,348,313 grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund the development of new prevention and treatments for pneumococcal pneumonia,...

$6.2M renovation planned for former Parkview Medical Center

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Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick unveiled on Tuesday a $6.2 million plan to redevelop its Parkview Medical Center campus.

$4M Farmington memory care facility creating 30 jobs

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Woodlands Senior Living officials marked the groundbreaking of Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington, a $4 million memory care facility that is slated to bring 30 new full-time jobs to the region.

$2.34M in funding earmarked for Maine health care programs, workforce training

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Nineteen Maine health care providers and educational institutions have been awarded $2,343,393 in grant funding from the Health Resources and Service Administration to help boost workforce training...