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MetroWest medical center average for readmissions

MetroWest Medical Center matched the most recent state average for how often patients are readmitted, according to new data from the Center for Health Information and Analysis.

Seven Central Mass. hospitals beat state in readmissions rates

Laura Finaldi |

Seven of the 11 hospitals in Central Massachusetts had four-year readmissions rates lower than the state average, according to new data released Wednesday from the state Center for Health Information...

Harrington, Saint V, Nashoba, Milford, Marlborough hospitals tops for safety

Emily Micucci |

Five area hospitals garnered top safety scores in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score rankings.

New era at MWCC

Laura Finaldi |

Mount Wachusett Community College's new president, James Vander Hooven, said he will look to continue the college's extensive partnerships with area businesses.

Movers & Shakers

Central Massachusetts professionals joined and were promoted at firms like Becker College, Abby's House, UniBank, Commerce Bank and Webster Five Cents Savings Bank.

MetroWest employment growth lags state

Grant Welker |

MetroWest's employment growth over the past year lagged behind the state, adding only 900 jobs during that time, according to new data labor data released this week.

Worcester area adds 1,600 jobs in February

Savannah Donohue |

The Worcester area added 1,600 jobs in February, bumping total employment to 280,300.

Charitable works

Volunteers from Leominster Credit Union participated in one of the largest meal-packing events for United Way of North Central Mass. More than 100,000 meals were packaged by 400 volunteers for 20...

Framingham, Gardner colleges get $2M state funding

Framingham State University and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner have received a share of $39 million in life science funding from the state announced Thursday.

Worcester cracking down on sidewalk snow

Now that the first major snowstorm of the season has passed, Worcester businesses and residents have a limited time to clear snow off their sidewalks before facing fines.

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