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Health care may be growing, but that doesn't mean it faces no challenges

Peter Van Allen |

Maine is getting older and the economy will reflect that in the growth of health care-related jobs.

LePage, filing as individual, joins lawsuit to kill ACA

James McCarthy |

Gov. Paul LePage joined Republican officials from 19 other states in filing a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court in Texas to declare the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

MaineMed, ambulance provider settle civil lawsuits for $1.4M


The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine has announced settlements of two civil lawsuits related to unnecessary ambulance transports and improper Medicare billing.

DHHS to outsource Medicaid staff

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services plans to outsource the work currently performed by DHHS' 10-employee Medical Review Team to a division of the University of Massachusetts Medical...

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.