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Fallon expands services in Western Mass.

Members of Fallon Health's NaviCare program will now be able to take part in a physician-hospital organization that serves five hospitals and more than 200 medical practices in Western Massachusetts.

Hanover Insurance beats Wall Street estimates

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.56 per share, beating analysts’ estimates by 17 cents. A survey conducted by Zacks had predicted...

Worcester 1st in U.S. in community farmers markets

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester has been ranked number one in the nation for bringing nutritious food to the local community through farmer's markets, according to a recent study.

Hospitals: No comment on wrongful death suit

Emily Micucci |

Officials at MetroWest Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Center have declined to comment on a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court this month, implicating both hospitals in...

Q&A: Dr. Justin Maykel

Justin Maykel is a colorectal surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

UMass Memorial CEO: $700 EHR investment will more than pay for itself

Emily Micucci |

Employees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) might have suffered a serious case of sticker shock when they learned about the $700 million cost to roll out a new electronic health record system and...

HealthAlliance nurses ratify contract

Rick Saia |

Nurses at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster have ratified a new, two-year labor contract that improves staffing ratios and adds new positions, according to their union, the Massachusetts Nurses...

Commercial insurance begins for ReWalk with Spaulding patient

Emily Micucci |

ReWalk Robotics, the first company to bring an exoskeleton to market after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is celebrating a commercialization milestone that hits close to home...

Fallon to cut 45 jobs with Total Care shutdown

Sam Bonacci |

Fallon Health of Worcester will cut 45 jobs as the health insurance provider shuts down its Fallon Total Care program this September.

Harrington HealthCare to open urgent care center

Emily Micucci |

Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare System is the latest Central Massachusetts provider to enter the urgent care business, announcing Tuesday that it will open an urgent care center in Charlton.

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