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Two central Maine nonprofits merge, creating one of region's largest employers

Laurie Schreiber |

The Charlotte White Center, headquartered in Dover-Foxcroft, will be merged with Penquis, Maine's largest community action agency, under the Penquis name. The merger will be finalized Jan. 1, 2019,...

Maine Cancer Foundation awards nearly $500K to three organizations

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Maine Cancer Foundation on Monday announced grants totalling $489,557 to three organizations that will create “patient navigator positions” to identify and eliminate barriers preventing...

Maine Medical Center launches peer-reviewed medical journal

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Maine Medical Center’s Medical Education Department will launch the state’s only peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to original research in the health sciences.

$10M raised puts Mercy Hospital a step closer to moving fully to Fore River campus

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Mercy Hospital announced at a donor reception Wednesday that it had reached more than half of the $20 million capital campaign goal launched in April 2017, when the quiet phase of fundraising began...

Walmart, Sam's Club stores donate $117K to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in southern Maine raised $117,666 for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this year.

$5M to help community health centers combat substance use disorders

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Seventeen community health centers in Maine will receive almost $5 million through the Health Resources and Services Administration to help individuals and families overcome substance use disorders...

New Barbara Bush Children's Hospital license plate makes its debut

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Starting Oct. 1, Maine motorists will be able to buy a specialty license plate benefitting The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Monday also marked the 10-year anniversary of...

Next 2018: Dan and Ashley Rice offer 24/7 vascular access services at a fraction of typical cost

Renee Cordes |

Dan and Ashley Rice met in the U.S. Air Force and started New England Vascular Services in June 2017. Today their business relies on 15 clinicians with two more in training and averages 200 monthly...

Next 2018: Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy move music therapy into the digital age

Renee Cordes |

Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy launched MedRhythms out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Now based in Portland, they continue to work toward getting FDA approval for prescription...

Maine Med files third and final site plan for $525M expansion

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Maine Medical Center plan for a $525 million expansion calls for a six-story building that will reorient the hospital to Congress Street, expand the number of private rooms and provide...