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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...

Vets First Choice gets approval for new HQ

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Vets First Choice, a fast-growing provider of pharmacy services for animal care, on Tuesday received city approval for a planned 170,000-square-foot headquarters on Portland's fast-growing East End.

Maine elder-focused tech company vies for Startup of the Year title

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Upbyte, a Maine startup that aims to use technology to improve care of the elderly, is among 100 semifinalists vying for global glory as Startup of the Year in a Boston-based competition.

Penobscot Community Health Care to open new Bangor pediatric clinic

Penobscot Community Health Care, a primary care network serving northeastern Maine, will open a new pediatric clinic next year in a former Verizon Wireless call center at 6 Telcom Drive in Bangor.

EMMC nurses reach preliminary contract deal to be voted on Friday

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After nearly four months of talks, unionized nurses at the Eastern Maine Medical Center have reached a tentative accord on a three-year contract that will be put to a vote on Friday. If approved, the...

MaineGeneral wins national award for workplace wellness

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MaineGeneral Health, the state's third-largest health care system, is one of three employers nationwide to receive this year's C. Everett Koop Honorable Mention Award, which recognizes organizations...

Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine taking charge of changes

Maureen Milliken |

To get a handle on what the changes at the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine mean, it helps to look to hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

Music therapy, a growing Maine niche, heads toward high-tech future

Renee Cordes |

Rain-soaked and laden with bags bearing stringed and percussion instruments, music therapist Kate Beever arrives for her next house call.

Maine coastal hospitals rely on visiting doctors to meet seasonal demands

Laurie Schreiber |

Patient volume in the emergency department at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor spikes 400% in the summer and strains capacity, thanks to an influx of 3 million visitors and the...