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UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

Aroostook thrift store chain boosts Angel Flight NE operations

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A donation of $3,100 from the Cubby Thriftstores chain in northern Maine to Angel Flight Northeast will help the latter continue its services."I...

Portland treatment center closing due to funding caps, low state reimbursement

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Serenity House, a 16-bed residential treatment center in Portland, ended its program Friday due to fiscal challenges that it says include insufficient state reimbursements.

MDI Biological Lab President Kevin Strange awarded $12M grant

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The MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange has been awarded a five-year, $12 million National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.

Maine Quality Counts to merge with Connecticut firm

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Maine Quality Counts, a Manchester-based nonprofit that has led a number of initiatives to improve health care in Maine since 2003, announced this week that it plans to merge with Qualidigm, a...

Maine Med submits Phase 2 site plan for 2,450-space parking garage

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Maine Medical Center has submitted to the city of Portland Planning Board its site plan application to construct a staff garage on the site of a current parking lot at 222 St. John St. that will...

Feds earmark $1.2 million for Maine health care initiatives

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More than $1.2 million in federal money was allocated for affordable health care programs across Maine.

Lawmakers OK funding for Medicaid expansion

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The political saga of expanding Medicaid coverage to an estimated 70,000 Mainers advanced Wednesday after the Senate approved a plan to pay the state's share of expansion, estimated at between $30...

Franklin County’s Healthy Community Coalition lands $100K grant

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County a $100,000 grant to fund initiatives to improve rural health care.

Calais hospital terminates management agreement with for-profit firm

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The Calais Regional Hospital's board of directors and Quorum Health Resources have mutually agreed to end the management contract that the Brentwood, Tenn.-based hospital management firm has held for...

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