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Jean Hoffman joins MedRhythms' board of directors


Jean Hoffman, founder and former president and CEO of the Portland-based veterinary product company Putney Inc., has invested in digital medicine startup MedRhythms and joined its board of directors.

Expanding access to Medicaid under ACA goes to Maine voters

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Tuesday that a citizens’ initiative calling for expansion of the state’s Medicaid system under the federal Affordable Care Act has enough...

Expanding dental practice adds Portland office

Laurie Schreiber |

Jin Hwang, a dentist who started a group dental practice under the Gentle Dental affiliation, recently added an eighth location with the purchase of 1290 Congress St. in Portland for $457,000.

This farm encourages weed growth

Lori Valigra |

On a dank Maine winter's afternoon, a guard escorts me into a nondescript boxy building, then takes my driver's license for the duration of my stay. She ushers me to a dressing area,...

Venture Hall gets $200K boost from MaineHealth, Unum US

Mainebiz Staff |

Portland-based MaineHealth, Maine's largest health network with member hospitals in 10 communities, and disability insurer Unum US, the third-largest employer in Portland, will each...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find


Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Rural Maine health centers to get more than $700,000 in federal funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Services has announced that it will award a total of $732,842 in federal funding to three Maine health centers.

Maine faces a looming shortage of nurses

The latest Maine Nursing Forecaster predicts that the state will be down more than 3,000 nurses by 2025. The forecast says one solution is to increase capacity for in-state nursing education and...

Aroostook leader among nation's top rural hospital CEOs


Kris Doody, CEO at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, has been named by the Becker's Hospital Review as one of “60 rural hospital CEOs to know.”

Leading Maine firms put $200K toward first state startup accelerator

Lori Valigra |

Portland-based MaineHealth and disability insurer Unum US will each provide $100,000 and other support to collaborate with Portland startup accelerator Venture Hall on its inaugural startup...