Noreen Johnson Smith, the vice president of development and advancement at Family Health Center in Worcester, where the number of patients served last year was up 29 percent over 2009.

For the underserved, primary care landscape is changing

Livia Gershon |

An increasing amount of primary care is being provided by agencies set up specifically with low-income and marginalized people in mind: federally qualified community health centers.

 

UMass Memorial Health Care marks 20 years

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical Center and Memorial Hospital merged two decades ago, wanting to keep local control and changing health care in the region.

Health News

Mayor of Gardner, five others speaking against nurse staffing ballot question

State House News Service |

A bipartisan group of six mayors is asking counterparts across the state to oppose a nurse staffing question, saying they're concerned about its impact on local hospital finances.

Fallon Health hits new membership high and $2.8M profit

Grant Welker |

Fallon Health of Worcester hit a new high of more than 277,000 members in the second quarter, a period in which it also reported a $2.8 million net profit, it announced Wednesday.

Inc. 5000 honors 16 fast-growing Central Mass. firms

Zachary Comeau |

A total of 16 Central Massachusetts companies made Inc. 5000's 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country.

RXi Pharmaceutics extends runway in Q2

Zachary Comeau |

Despite reporting just $58,000 in second-quarter revenues, Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals was able to significantly reduce its net loss, reduce its cash burn and extend its runway.

UMass: Marijuana could help stomach problems

Researchers at UMass Medical School may have found a link between marijuana use and relief of inflammatory bowel disease.

Behavioral health group says ballot question would force closures

State House News Service |

Nurse staffing mandates called for in a November ballot question would force psychiatric hospitals to shed 1,000 beds, according to a new behavioral health care industry study.

 
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