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Maine rose seven spots and now ranks third in the top 10 states with the safest hospitals, according to the Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. In Leapfrog’s fall 2018 report, Maine ranked 10th with 40% of the hospitals receiving an
Central Maine Medical Center's president Wednesday cited positive feedback on its efforts to rectify a poor January report on protocol compliance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid systems.
The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill introduced by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, that seeks to attract and retain recently graduated doctors in Maine.
Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced Friday that it has received approval from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for a certificate-of-need application it filed to complete the consolidation of hospital operations to its campus on
Central Maine Medical Center's president said the Lewiston hospital "has every expectation that [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] will confirm our compliance with standards" after a report from the federal agency said it may terminate p
Construction is underway on the 179,000-square-foot Maine Veterans' Homes senior residence in Augusta. Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield and joint venture partner VJS Construction Services of Pewaukee, Wisc., broke ground in April on the 138-bed four-
Citizens in Sangerville voted Tuesday night in favor of moving forward with a merger between Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health.
Maine gets high marks for its work on the environment, safety and forest growth, but is struggling in workforce, education, transportation infrastructure and health care, according to the
Escalating costs have driven consolidation of hospitals and other health care facilities into sprawling systems over the past 25 years.
Twenty-five years ago, Maine’s marijuana proprietors were more likely to be named in a local police blotter than the pages of Mainebiz. But today, Patricia Rosi, CEO of Wellness Connection of Maine, proudly talks about her company’s business in
The merger of Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health already cleared one hurdle when it was approved by Dexter. Now the other towns that make up the Hospital Administrative District 4 will have their say in town meetings on dates set by
St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, a Portland-based provider of skilled nursing and long-term care services, unveiled plans for a new facility to meet the health care needs of older adults.
Dexter Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to approve the Mayo Regional Hospital merger with Northern Light Health.
Wellness Workdays, a Massachusetts-based provider of corporate wellness programs, has acquired Occupational Medical Consulting LLC, which is based in Leeds.
Work Health LLC, an occupational health program that partners with employers and communities to help employees stay healthy, opened a Waterville location this week.
Peter Wright, president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, brings to his new assignment experience in pulling rural New England hospitals out of the fire.
Timothy A. Churchill, who has led Franklin Community Health Network for the past three years and Western Maine Health in Norway for more than two decades, has announced his plans to retire effective Jan. 1, 2020.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”