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Nashoba Valley launches non-surgical weight loss procedure

Laura Finaldi |

Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer will be the first hospital in Central Massachusetts to offer a non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity.

Losses mount for Clinton and Milford hospitals; other profits solid

The losses at UMass Memorial - Clinton Hospital and Milford Regional Medical Center have continued to mount as the rest of the area's hospitals remain on track.

Harvard Pilgrim gets $4 million to study childhood obesity, asthma

Laura Finaldi |

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a research division of the insurer, has received a $4 million renewable grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Worcester ranked worst city for people with disabilities

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester was ranked as the worst place for a person with disabilities to live out of the nation's 150 most populated cities.

Boston Scientific undertaking $210M acquisition

Sam Bonacci |

Boston Scientific has entered into an agreement to acquire an endoscopic company for approximately $210 million.

Taking care of our caregivers

BILL BACIC |

Supporting aging parents, caring for a spouse or significant other, or celebrating the arrival of a new child are milestone moments that often require large amounts of time and energy...

Harrington HealthCare names director of development

Sam Bonacci |

Karen Spiewak has been named director of development at Harrington HealthCare System and will oversee contact with the community as well as the organization's philanthropic efforts.

Hanover Insurance names new CFO

Sam Bonacci |

The Hanover Insurance Group announced Thursday afternoon that Jeffrey Farber has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer.

New hospital expansion approval process applauded

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

While proposed changes to the process by which state officials examine hospital expansions were applauded at a hearing Wednesday, several speakers cautioned that restrictions on ambulatory surgery...

Mass. health plans among nation's best, report says

Laura Finaldi |

Massachusetts-based health insurers are among the best in the nation in terms of quality and services, according to the most recent ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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