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EMMC nurses reach preliminary contract deal to be voted on Friday

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After nearly four months of talks, unionized nurses at the Eastern Maine Medical Center have reached a tentative accord on a three-year contract that will be put to a vote on Friday. If approved, the...

MaineGeneral wins national award for workplace wellness

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MaineGeneral Health, the state's third-largest health care system, is one of three employers nationwide to receive this year's C. Everett Koop Honorable Mention Award, which recognizes organizations...

Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine taking charge of changes

Maureen Milliken |

To get a handle on what the changes at the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine mean, it helps to look to hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

Music therapy, a growing Maine niche, heads toward high-tech future

Renee Cordes |

Rain-soaked and laden with bags bearing stringed and percussion instruments, music therapist Kate Beever arrives for her next house call.

Maine coastal hospitals rely on visiting doctors to meet seasonal demands

Laurie Schreiber |

Patient volume in the emergency department at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor spikes 400% in the summer and strains capacity, thanks to an influx of 3 million visitors and the...

Jackson Lab will share $500K grant to study potential skin treatment

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Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory and a Connecticut biotech firm have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to explore how one form of bacteria may help prevent skin...

CMH's Maine Urgent Care will open Monday in Topsham


The clinic at the former Best Buy site will be followed in the coming weeks by diagnostics, plastic surgery, orthopaedics providers.

New insurance program may increase costs for Maine businesses

Maine businesses will face a spike in the premiums they pay for employee health insurance, because of a state insurance program due to be launched in January.

MTI, Maine Venture Fund join MedRhythms' investors in $5M financing round

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Portland-based digital therapeutics startup MedRhythms said it has closed its $5 million venture-capital financing round with investments from the Maine Venture Fund and the Maine Technology...

Portland’s Amistad recovery center expands to Bath

Amistad, a peer support and recovery center in Portland, has expanded into Bath.