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UPDATED: HealthAlliance cutting more jobs

Michael Novinson |

HealthAlliance Hospital is planning to lay off the equivalent of 6.5 full-time nursing and support staff positions at its Burbank Campus in Fitchburg, according to hospital officials.

Ambulance provider expands to Ashland

Rick Saia |

Fallon Ambulance Service, based in Boston's South Shore suburbs, is expanding west to a new location in Ashland after it was selected as the emergency medical services provider for MetroWest Medical...

The road ahead for UMass Memorial

Emily Micucci |

UMass Memorial Health Care is navigating in turbulent times, but how long will they last for Central Massachusetts' largest health care system, and the region's largest employer?

State’s heroin crisis forcing service providers to answer higher demand

Emily Micucci |

The law of supply and demand is fundamental to any business model, but success depends on the ability to scale up operations to meet the demand.

Connector revises expectations for functioning website

MATT MURPHY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Many of the helpful features envisioned when the state set out to build the Rolls-Royce of health insurance exchanges may have to be set aside for now, according to the Patrick administration, which...

Conversion to private rooms among goals of $54M Milford Regional project

Emily Micucci |

Construction of a new wing at Milford Regional Medical Center is underway, and while the hospital's new emergency department and intensive care units will house state-of-the-art technology and boast...

CVS grants aid 2 Central Mass. groups

Rick Saia |

Two Central Massachusetts community health organizations are among five statewide that will share in $178,000 from the charitable arm of the CVS pharmacy chain aimed at supporting community health...

HealthAlliance Hospital lays off 4

Emily Micucci |

HealthAlliance Hospital of Leominster has laid off four employees, and executives are evaluating the need to cut for more, according to Interim President Michael Cofone.

Blue Cross Foundation: Costs still a problem

Emily Micucci |

While Massachusetts has maintained high levels of health care coverage since state health care reform was passed in 2006, making it affordable for all Bay State residents requires “collective...

Report: Consolidation could fuel costly trend on health care prices

MATT MURPHY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The drivers of health care costs in Massachusetts have been identified consistently by researchers over the past five years as policymakers have grappled with how to slow cost growth, according to a...

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