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Worcester’s bridge to Liberia

Emily Micucci |

When news of the first confirmed Ebola case in West Africa broke in March, Patricia McQuilken, a University of Massachusetts Medical School doctor working at a hospital in Liberia, felt confident the...

Is the medical device tax on the way out?

LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Amid the controversy over national health care reform, the Affordable Care Act has raised serious hackles with the medical device tax, especially in Massachusetts. Now, with Republicans set to...

Health care costs: up front and online

Sam Bonacci |

Ten years ago, the idea of using the internet to compare restaurants or services based on price and consumer ratings was in its infancy. Today, though, health care in Massachusetts has taken a...

Preliminary report: UMass Memorial Health Care in the black

Emily Micucci |

UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) will post a $29 million operating surplus in fiscal 2014, according to preliminary results the Worcester-based health care system shared with bond investors this...

Quincy Medical Center’s closure delayed

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The proposed closure of Quincy Medical Center has been pushed back to Feb. 4, and the attorney general's office on Tuesday raised the possibility of legal action against the hospital's owners.

Fallon revenue, membership up

Rick Saia |

Fallon Health of Worcester said it earned $1.9 million in the third quarter of this year on revenue of $323 million.

Governor: Connector website is ready

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With the revamped Massachusetts Health Connector set to go live this weekend, Gov. Deval Patrick assures consumers it has passed its checkup this time.

State officials move to lower prescription drug abuse

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The state Public Health Council Wednesday approved regulations aimed at curbing opioid abuse and stemming the practice of "doctor shopping" for prescriptions.

Leominster nurses to picket

Sam Bonacci |

In an ongoing fight over proposed staffing cuts, nurses at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster will picket Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the union representing...

New VA facility would adjoin medical school

Emily Micucci |

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Medical School announced plans to build a new treatment facility in a partnership designed to expand health care access to...

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