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WEX signs agreement to acquire Discovery Benefits for $425M

James McCarthy |

WEX Inc. announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire Discovery Benefits Inc., a high-growth employee benefits administrator based in Fargo, N.D., for $425 million.

SMHC plans $34M construction project at Sanford medical center

Staff |

Southern Maine Health Care plans to invest $34 million in construction and upgrades of the SMHC Medical Center in Sanford. The plan includes construction of a new, modern long-term care center for...

Insurance veteran named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Staff |

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine on Thursday named Denise McDonough, an insurance industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, as president of Anthem’s commercial business in...

Central Maine Healthcare names new president for Bridgton, Rumford hospitals

Staff |

A New Hampshire hospital administrator has been named president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, replacing David Frum, who resigned in August, Central Maine Healthcare announced Thursday.

Franklin Memorial Hospital completes expansion to house new MRI

Staff |

Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington, has completed its eight-month $2.7 million project to expand its facility to house a new magnetic resonance imaging scanner.

Logging contractors raise $122K for children’s hospitals

Staff |

The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine raised $122,500 in 2018 for “Log A Load for Maine Kids” to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Maine.

Maine music therapists launch website to promote the niche profession

Renee Cordes |

Music therapists in Maine have launched a website to promote the profession and act as a one-stop-shop resource and information hub for the public.

Health care: For Maine's health care, a positive prognosis

William Hall |

Despite a decline of over 5% from 2018 to 2019 in the number of Mainers obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Community Health Options President and CEO Kevin Lewis...

Government perspective: Economic strong points include salmon farms, health services and tourism

Peter Van Allen |

Amanda Rector, the Maine state economist, has been a regular part of the Mainebiz forecast issue. While the format of the issue has evolved over the years, we continue to look to her for...

Fast-growing mental health services provider expects to add 150 jobs

Renee Cordes |

Three years after launching Black Bear Support Services LLC in Lewiston, Laura Catevenis has big plans for the fast-growing mental health services startup this year.