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Perkins appoints Ames as executive director

Michael W. Ames has been named the seventh executive director and CEO of Perkins, the Lancaster-based human services agency that includes the Doctor Franklin Perkins School.

HeartWare eyes market expansion in acquiring Israeli firm

Emily Micucci |

HeartWare International has agreed to acquire Valtech Cardio, and through that deal, the Framingham-based medical device firm sees a big opportunity to expand its reach in the structural heart...

Citing Connector, Baker expects improved health care costs for 2015

Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker often resists talking about what has happened in the past or placing blame on the previous administration for problems he's now working to fix, but on Wednesday he had no problem...

Mass. health care spending hit $54B in 2014, topping benchmark

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

(NOTE: The headline for this story was corrected Wednesday at Noon.) Spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to $54 billion in 2014, according to a new report, significantly outpacing both...

UMass Memorial CFO: System well ahead of budget in 2015

Emily Micucci |

The state's Center for Health Information and Analysis reported last week that Central Massachusetts hospitals collectively have the lowest total margins among all regions of Massachusetts.

Healey strikes deal to offset cost of Narcan

Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The pharmaceutical company that makes the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, sometimes known as Narcan, will pay more than $300,000 into a new state trust fund to help make the medication more...

Survey: Most business owners lack succession plans

Sam Bonacci |

A new survey commissioned by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company found a lack of succession planning among businesses with less than half of those surveyed having a buy-sell agreement in...

Battling addictions in Mass.

To hear Spectrum Health Systems CEO Chuck Faris tell it, Massachusetts is a relatively good place to be in the addiction treatment services industry, and to receive treatment if you need it.

Sunovion drug receives FDA approval

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has received federal approval for its drug Aptiom as a monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset epileptic seizures, the company announced.

Most Central Mass. hospitals were profitable in 2014

Carol McDonald |

Ten of 11 acute-care hospitals in Central Massachusetts were profitable last year, although altogether they had the lowest margin among seven regions in the state, according to a report by the...

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