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Chuck Hays appointed new Maine Hospital Association chairman

Staff |

On Wednesday, Chuck Hays, the CEO of MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, was appointed the chairman of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors at the association’s annual summer forum.

Five Maine companies receive accolades for worker safety

Staff |

Portland-based workers’ compensation insurer MEMIC presented awards for workplace safety to 10 of its more than 20,000 policyholders, including five companies from Maine.

EMHS offers early retirement to curb $3M departmental shortfall

In an attempt to avoid a $3 million shortfall in its information systems department, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is offering 43 of the department's 300 system-wide employees an early retirement...

Webber steps down as CEO of Maine Health Management Coalition

James McCarthy |

Michael DeLorenzo assumed the post of interim CEO at Maine Health Management Coalition today, replacing Andrew Webber, who had resigned as the organization's president and CEO on June 8.

Maine's ACA enrollment up 12.37% over 2015

James McCarthy |

The federal government reports that enrollment in Maine's Affordable Care Act Marketplace during the 2016 open-enrollment period was 84,059, a 12.37% increase over 2015's 74,801 enrollment.

Shuttered Brunswick health care provider files for bankruptcy

Brunswick-based Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy almost two months after its abrupt closure left 180 without work and hundreds more of its clients without...

Cutting weight, health care costs with employee wellness programs

Laurie Schreiber |

Dan Bookham enjoys his work at Allen Insurance and Financial, where he's the business development director and a commercial insurance producer at the firm's office in Camden. But over time, he became...

How To: Use meditation and mindfulness to help your business

Nancy Marshall |

I recently did a podcast with digital marketing expert and author Stephen Woessner called "Onward Nation" in which I revealed that I have been using hypnotherapy for several...

As costs rise, employers look for the next perfect-fit coverage plan

Jennifer Van Allen |

Like a lot of small business owners, when Nancy Marshall went to renew the health insurance policy for her 14 employees last fall, she was in for some serious sticker shock. Deductibles were jumping...

Why one healthcare nonprofit leader is optimistic about costs

Andy Webber |

In my position as the leader of a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care, I find myself in frequent conversations with...