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WalletHub puts Maine at No. 12 for health care overall

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Maine is the nation’s 12th best state for health care and No. 1 in terms of access, according to a survey released today by the personal finance website WalletHub.

Northern Maine Medical Center teams with local farms

The Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent is stepping up its initiative to partner with local farms to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to patients.

CMMC joins Rumford and Bridgton hospitals in 'no confidence' vote against CEO

The medical staff at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston has joined the medical staffs at Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital in voting that they have “no confidence” in Central...

Two Maine hospitals among top 100 ‘great community hospitals’ in U.S.

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For the third consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named Mid Coast Hospital one of America’s 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2018. Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent is the...

Maine Med renews 10-year partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine

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Maine Medical Center and the Boston-based Tufts University School of Medicine announced Wednesday they have signed a 10-year agreement that continues their partnership to provide academic and...

Federal cuts jeopardize Maine's health insurance navigator program

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Health insurance navigation programs in Maine, which help people understand their options in the state's online Affordable Care Act Marketplace, are threatened by steep federal funding cuts.

Maine Medical Center's community benefit? $260M in FY 2017

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For the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2017, Maine Medical Center provided $260.2 million in total community benefit, an increase of more than $24.5 million over the previous fiscal year.

Tri for a Cure raises nearly $2M to help fight cancer in Maine

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Sunday's Tri for a Cure event in South Portland raised nearly $2 million to help fight cancer in Maine, the Maine Cancer Foundation said on Monday. Some 1,136 women participated, ranging in age from...

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

Aroostook thrift store chain boosts Angel Flight NE operations

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A donation of $3,100 from the Cubby Thriftstores chain in northern Maine to Angel Flight Northeast will help the latter continue its services."I...