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Poliquin pushing VA to deliver overdue payments to Maine hospitals


U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District Maine, hosted a meeting Monday attended by leaders from several Maine hospitals, national officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs and others to...

Northland Enterprises Bayside development continues to grow

Maureen Milliken |

The company bought the former Century Tire property, along with some other buildlings, in the Portland neighbhorhood in 2015 and is seeing the results.

Topsham nonprofit pivots to leverage large employers' health care clout

James McCarthy |

The Maine Health Management Coalition is changing its name and focus in a pivot intended to elevate the buying power of large employers such as Bath Iron Works and Pine State Beverage as a way of...

Ellsworth hospital posts $6.5 million loss

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth had an operating loss of $6.47 million for 2017, marking the second year in a row that it's lost more than $6 million.

Virtual reality enlightens medical students about end-of-life care

Renee Cordes |

A virtual reality simulation due out this spring will put users in the shoes of a patient undergoing hospice care and of those looking after the patient. The simulation, intended as a teaching tool...

Maine State Chamber hosts timely forum on 'ACA for Businesses'


All the uncertainties surrounding the ACA give the Maine State Chamber of Commerce's annual ACA for Businesses forum on Wednesday a timeliness that should prove helpful to HR directors, business...

UNE, CVS Health partner in specialty pharmacy residency program


The University of New England College of Pharmacy is partnering with CVS Health to offer a residency training program in specialty pharmacy. The fastest-growing segment of the pharmacy industry,...

Analysis details costs of implementing voter-approved Medicaid expansion


A newly completed analysis by Manatt Health provides a detailed summary of the impact the voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Maine would have on the state budget through 2021.

Retirement communities focus on amenities as older Mainers look to 'age well'

Maureen Milliken |

The state's “Plan on Aging 2016-20” says, “As Maine's population ages, there is a greater interest in aging and active retirement, which may delay an older adults' need for physical...

Recruitment of emergency medical workers proves challenging — particularly in rural Maine

Renee Cordes |

Breeanna Zoidis shuttles between jobs in Biddeford and Kennebunk as a paramedic and firefighter and teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the side.