Christine Lens was most recently a regional clinical care manager at the New England Quality Care Alliance, the physician network of Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Seven Hills hires long-term care director

Emily Micucci |

Worcester human services nonprofit Seven Hills Foundation has hired longtime nurse practitioner Christine Lens as director of the Massachusetts Care Coordination Network.


Atlantic Union College in Lancaster to close

Grant Welker |

Atlantic Union College, a small Christian school in Lancaster struggling with finances and a lack of accreditation, will effectively close after the spring semester.

WPI granted $1.6M to develop wound-care app

Emily Micucci |

A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a $1.6-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an app for tracking chronic wounds.

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Perkins hires director of research, innovation

Emily Micucci |

Lancaster human services agency Perkins has hired Kathleen Savage Mills as its director of research and innovation.

Framingham's Alira Health acquires Framingham research firm

Framingham international healthcare and life science firm Alira Health has acquired a contract research company just down the street.

Group, UMass to hold meeting on Clinton hospital endoscopy closure

Zachary Comeau |

A state legislator is planning a community forum with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to hear community concerns about the loss of services at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance - Clinton Hospital.

Autism services agency BCI rebrands

Emily Micucci |

Central Massachusetts autism services provider Behavioral Concepts Inc. has rebranded, with a new logo, tagline and website.

Mental health provider settles Medicaid fraud charges

Emily Micucci |

Behavioral health services provider South Bay Mental Health Center Inc., which has locations in Worcester and Leominster, has agreed to pay $4 million in a Medicaid fraud settlement.

Mass. opioid deaths decline 8 percent

Emily Micucci |

It is the first time a yearly decline in opioid deaths has been reported since 2010, according to state data.

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