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UMass Medical School gets $7.5M to fight Ebola

Emily Micucci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has received a $7.5 million grant to help fight Ebola in Liberia, the school announced Thursday.

Doc: Info systems may have helped slow Ebola outbreak


Health information technology would have helped stem the Ebola outbreak in a place like Guinea, one of the African nations hit with the deadly disease, according to a top Massachusetts health...

Central Mass. hospitals receive HPC investments

John Agoglia |

Several Central Mass. organizations were among the 28 community hospitals to receive awards totaling $60 million from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), it announced on Wednesday.

Global worker shortages loom in health tech sector

State House News Service |

A global shortage of software developers, on top of shortages of nurses and midwives in England, is creating challenges for the health technology industry, the head of a mobile software company...

Harrington nears opening of new ER in Webster

Sam Bonacci |

Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) has begun a renovation and expansion of its emergency department at its Webster campus that it expects will be finished in December.

Boston Scientific begins new stent study

Sam Bonacci |

Boston Scientific of Marlborough has launched a trial of a coronary stent system to get more information about the product's use in underserved populations, including women and people of color, the...

Health care workers air concerns over Ebola readiness


A medical facility near Logan International Airport does not have access to the preferred protective suits for medical workers to handle Ebola cases, and even the head of one of the state's largest...

AdCare completes acquisition of R.I. site

John Agoglia |

Worcester-based drug and alcohol treatment center operator AdCare has completed its acquisition of SSTAR of North Kingstown, R.I., the company announced.

State: Mass. hospitals prepared for suspected Ebola cases


Massachusetts has not designated any particular medical facility for Ebola cases within Bay State borders but officials say all Massachusetts hospitals are ready for suspect cases.

What are Marist site prospects after foiled Walden project?

Emily Micucci |

The Marist Fathers of Boston have struggled to sell a former religious retreat center on Framingham's Pleasant Street since it was listed for sale in the spring of 2012, and after almost a...

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