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Northern Light Mercy Hospital expands cancer care services with new partnership

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Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced this week a new collaboration with New England Cancer Specialists, described on its website as the region’s largest medical oncology group, with nearly...

Seven Maine hospitals recognized as 'top' rural hospitals nationally

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Only 17 rural hospitals nationwide were recognized by the Leapfrog Group in this year's list. Maine, with seven hospitals listed, had the most hospitals recognized out of the nine states that...

Most Maine nursing homes penalized for readmission rates

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Two thirds of Maine's nursing homes will receive a reduction in Medicare funding because of a new federal program that penalizes them for high rates of patient hospitalization.

$11.7M awarded to community health centers in four Maine counties

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded almost $11.7 million to four community health centers throughout Maine.

Coalition receives $200,000 grant to address Franklin County’s opioid crisis

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Healthy Community Coalition has received a one-year $200,000 grant to examine the opioid crisis in Franklin County and develop a strategic action plan to address it through prevention, expanding...

Gorman's family's $4M gift to create 'welcoming space' in MMC's expansion

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Maine Medical Center announced today it is receiving a $4 million gift from Lisa Gorman and the children of the late L.L.Bean chairman emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman,...

Saco considers ConvenientMD clinic proposal

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The city of Saco is considering plans for construction of a ConvenientMD urgent-care health center at 506 Main St., currently the site of Rosa Linda’s Family Restaurant.

Athenahealth, with 950 workers in Belfast, to be sold for $5.7B cash

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Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), one of Waldo County's largest employers with 950 workers at its Belfast offices, announced Monday it had entered an agreement to be acquired by private-equity firm...

Here's how Maine hospitals fared in latest Leapfrog safety rankings

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Maine fell three spots, but still remains in the top 10 states with the safest hospitals, according to the Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades.

Unum acquires California dental HMO

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Insurance provider Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), which employs 2,800 people in Maine, has acquired Jaimini Health Inc., a dental health maintenance organization headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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