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Maine Hospital Assoc urges Pingree, Poliquin to vote 'no' on ACA replacement bill

James McCarthy |

With a showdown vote scheduled later today in the U.S. House of Representatives on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Maine Hospital Association wants Reps.

Thinking strategically: Melissa Smith helps spur WEX to $1B milestone

James McCarthy |

WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith has presided over an impressive trajectory of yearly growth in the past four years, from $717.5 million in revenues for 2013 to $1.01 billion at the close of 2016.

House GOP health bill would add 24 million uninsured, save $337 billion

James McCarthy |

Maine U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King both voiced concern over the Congressional Budget Office's conclusion that the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would increase...

Cary CEO named to national American Hospital Assn. committee


Cary Medical Center CEO Kris Doody has been appointed to a national committee of the American Hospital Association.

Auburn medical tourism stalls for lack of investors

A $40 million proposal to create a Chinese medical tourism facility in Auburn has stalled, with its backers saying the project is still looking for investors to proceed.

Health care entrepreneur to lead 'business development' at Bridgton, Rumford hospitals


Central Maine Healthcare has hired a nationally recognized health care leader to guide business development efforts at Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital.

Jackson Lab nabs $2.8M in fed grants to target breast cancer


Two Jackson Laboratory professors, including the Bar Harbor Lab’s CEO, were awarded two U.S. Department of Defense grants totaling $2.8 million to research one of the most deadly breast cancers.

Head of Iris Network to step down


The Iris Network, a statewide nonprofit devoted to issues around blindness, said Wednesday its director plans to step down in early fall.

Milbridge doctor featured in New York Times story on medical alternatives

Dr. Kathleen London, a Milbridge family doctor, said she may have found a cost-effective alternative to the EpiPen, a medical device for injecting epinephrine during an allergic emergency.

Find out how Maine ranks in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best States' rankings

James McCarthy |

U.S. News & World Report, using data provided by McKinsey & Co.'s Leading States Index, ranks Maine 18th overall in its first-ever “deep dive” ranking of the 50 states based on more than...