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Fentanyl drives 11% increase in Maine's drug overdose deaths


Drug overdose deaths increased by 11% in 2017, driven by a sharp increase of 27% in deaths due to illegal fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances that can be even more potent.

19 positions eliminated as Bangor-based Miller Drug restructures


Miller Drug, a part of Affiliated Pharmacy Services, a division of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, is eliminating 19 positions as part of a restructuring that began more than a year ago to keep...

York Hospital proposing to build acute rehab center

York Hospital is partnering with Northeast Rehabilitation Network to build a 20,000-square-foot addition to the hospital to serve as a 20-bed acute rehabilitation center.

MMC first hospital in Maine to be certified as Comprehensive Stroke Center


Maine Medical Center became the first hospital in Maine to be certified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Comprehensive Stroke...

MaineHealth awarded $274K grant to improve rural telehealth network


The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $274,092 grant to MaineHealth to enhance its telehealth capabilities in rural areas.

Jackman health clinic seeks state’s help to maintain 24-hour service

Residents of Jackman are asking state lawmakers for $500,000 to maintain 24-hour services at the Jackman Community Health Center.

Southern Maine Health Care names new CEO to succeed Ed McGeachey


Southern Maine Health Care has named Nathan Howell, a health care executive with national experience and ties to Maine, as the organization's CEO, effective May 21.

Nursing enrollment up 11% at Maine's public universities


A focused effort to expand nursing education in response to projected health care workforce shortages has expanded nursing enrollment in Maine's public universities by 11% in the last seven years.

Consumers for Affordable Health Care names its new director


Consumers for Affordable Health Care announced the appointment of Ann L. Woloson as the Augusta-base nonprofit organization’s next executive director.

Grant from EMMC kickstarts museum exhibit aimed at kids

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Funded with $30,000 from Eastern Maine Medical Center and a donation from Dr. Marcus Wilkerson and Dr. Terrin Porter of Bangor Children's Dentistry, who also provided free labor, an educational...