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Mass. nurses tout new staffing law amid national concern about Ebola readiness

State House News Service |

A statewide nurses group on Wednesday touted implementation of a new staffing law as critical to patient safety, while a national nurses group warned hospitals are not prepared to deal with the Ebola...

Behavioral health treatment expanded in Natick

Sam Bonacci |

The MetroWest Medical Center has added 14 adult beds devoted to mental health treatment in Natick with the opening of the Center for Behavioral Medicine at Leonard Morse, according to the center.

Nypro opens new Devens site, adds 50 jobs

Sam Bonacci |

Nypro, of Clinton, opened a new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Devens on Thursday as the plastics manufacturer turns up the production of products for its health care-industry...

BSX initiates trial on heart valve system

Emily Micucci |

Marlborough-based Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) has initiated a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus Valve System, designed to treat patients with severe aortic...

ReWalk: German insurer to pay for system use

Emily Micucci |

Marlborough-based ReWalk Robotics, which has commercialized a robotic exoskeleton for paraplegics, said a major German insurance company will reimburse a ReWalk system for personal use.

Family Health Center completes $8.3M renovation

The Family Health Center of Worcester has completed an $8.3 million renovation at its 26 Queen St. offices that will allow the center to see an additional 7,200 patients annually, it said.

Marlborough's ReWalk eyes new applications following IPO

Emily Micucci |

ReWalk Robotics, whose U.S. headquarters is in Marlborough, is still working to make its exoskeleton units widely available to people with spinal cord injuries. But on the heels of a successful IPO...

Report: Mass. health plans among nation's best

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts health plans ranked among the top in the nation for clinical quality and member satisfaction, according to an annual report by the National Committee for Quality...

Businesses are upping their investments to treat mental health patients in Mass.

Emily Micucci |

A few years ago, mental health funding in Massachusetts was under siege as Gov. Deval Patrick struggled to produce a balanced budget as the Great Recession limited revenue.

Boxborough health care startup raises $2.1M

Senscio Systems, Inc. of Boxborough said it has received $2.1 million in financing that will be used to distribute its first product and hire employees.

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