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Mercy Hospital receives $2.75M gift to advance its consolidation

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At a ceremony Monday marking its centennial, Mercy Hospital announced a $2.75 million capital campaign commitment from the family of Dr. Harry E. Davis, Mercy's first and longtime chairman of...

Piper Shores CEO receives ACHCA’s national leadership award

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Piper Shores CEO Jim Adamowicz is one of this year’s recipients of the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Houlton hospital making headway in reducing its debt

Houlton Regional Hospital is facing difficult decisions as it continues to reduce its debt at the same time that it confronts significant challenges faced by rural hospitals across Maine.

EMHS ends partnerships with Portland and Bangor, citing their $1B opioid lawsuit

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Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is leaving substance abuse treatment partnerships it has with Portland and Bangor in response to lawsuits the two cities joined against national pharma...

UMaine System: Investments needed to meet record number of nursing applicants

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The University of Maine System anticipates another record year of nursing applications consistent with a four-year growth trend of nearly 20% across the state's public universities. But those...

Northeast Delta Dental boosts its support of SmilePartners initiative

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Northeast Delta Dental is contributing an additional $15,000 to the SmilePartners collaboration overseen by the University of Southern Maine that is removing barriers for people with limited means to...

Harvard Pilgrim aims to improve health care delivery with grants of $100K

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Physician practices in Maine are among 11 initiatives that will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quality Grants Program.

SMCC launches apprenticeship program for medical assistants

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Southern Maine Community College, in partnership with Maine Medical Partners and Southern Maine Health Care, is launching a new medical assisting apprenticeship program. Students will learn medical...

Deer Island residents tackle medical transportation needs

The board of directors of the Deer Isle’s Island Health & Wellness Foundation has tasked the foundation’s executive director, Anne West, with developing a medical transportation system...

WalletHub: Maine is top market for new nursing graduates

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Maine is the best of the 50 states for new nursing graduates who are just starting their profession, according to the personal-finance website WalletHut’s “2018’s Best and Worst...

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