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Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade...

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

State House News Service |

One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four...

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

In letter to Senate, Baker urges insurance market stabilization

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday wrote to three U.S. Senate committees to urge them to stabilize insurance markets as they consider health care reform and avoid shifting Medicaid costs to the states.

HealthAlliance undergoing $37M ER expansion

Laura Finaldi |

UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital is putting $37.3 million towards an expansion of its emergency room, a six-phase project expected to span over 30 months.

UMass Memorial, Harrington to join behavioral health forces

Laura Finaldi |

Responding to concerns from the state about access to inpatient psychiatric care in Central Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Health Care announced a formal partnership with Harrington HealthCare in...

AGs fearful Trump won't defend subsidies

State House News Service |

Bay State Attorney General Maura Healey joined with her legal counterparts in 14 other states and the District of Columbia on Thursday attempting to intervene in a federal lawsuit that could...

Steward acquiring Tennessee health provider

Laura Finaldi |

Steward Health Care, which operates the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer and the Central Massachusetts Independent Physicians Association, on Friday announced plans to acquire a Tennessee-based...

UMass Medical School receives $100K to start data center

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School were granted $100,000 from the university system to help them improve health management through data analytics.

Survey: 62% hesitant to discuss end of life care

While many people understand the importance of discussing end-of-life care, only about 35 percent have actually had those discussions with loved ones, according to a report coauthored by a University...

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