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WEX total revenues up 41% in first quarter of 2017

James McCarthy |

After closing out 2016 as a $1 billion company, WEX Inc. continues to ride a strong growth trajectory, reporting today that total revenue for its first quarter of 2017 increased 41% to $291.4...

A note to our readers about Mainebiz Healthy Business issue


In the annual Mainebiz Healthy Business edition of April 24, there were errors and some incomplete information in the “Quality ratings for Maine's hospitals” chart.

Aroostook lawmaker proposes incentives for rural doctors and dentists

State Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, presented a bill Monday aimed at recruiting and retaining primary health care providers and dentists in rural and medically under-served regions of Maine.

Companies navigate pitfalls of workplace marijuana rules

Maureen Milliken |

Maine employers are counting on the Legislature to untangle the hot-button issue of how to deal with workplace drug use and impairment, a concern that has gotten a lot hotter since...

Maine to receive $2M to fight opioid crisis

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of...

San Francisco-based health-care firm opens East Coast office in Lewiston


Grand Rounds, a San Francisco-based health-care technology company, has opened its first East Coast operations in Lewiston's historic Bates Mill Complex.

Bangor, Portland metro air quality improves, York County still at risk

Lori Valigra |

Portland is one of four Northeast cities to have reached its lowest level of ozone ever, but the American Lung Association gave York County a failing grade, despite having fewer high ozone days than...

National report: Maine hospitals are No. 1 in patient safety

James McCarthy |

Maine has the safest hospitals in the nation, according to the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, which is the only national health care rating focused on errors, accidents and infections.

MaineHealth retains A+ bond rating


S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the A+ credit rating assigned to MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest health care system with an outlook of “stable.” The rating is unchanged...

Visa delays: Headache for hospitals, but keep immigration lawyers busy

Renee Cordes |

Maine's rural hospitals face new hurdles hiring foreign doctors after the Trump administration abruptly halted fast-track visa processing, immigration lawyers with a Portland firm that represents...