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Seven Central Mass. hospitals beat state in readmissions rates

Laura Finaldi |

Seven of the 11 hospitals in Central Massachusetts had four-year readmissions rates lower than the state average, according to new data released Wednesday from the state Center for Health Information...

House bid for MassHealth controls fails, employer assessment proceeds

State House News Service |

House Democrats on Tuesday rejected a proposal to limit cost growth in MassHealth, before passing a $40 billion budget.

Mass. receives $12M opioid grant to boost outpatient treatment

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts is the recipient of an $11.7-million grant to bolster the public health response to the opioid epidemic.

Report: Mass. No. 2 for children's health care

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts is the second best place for children's health care, according to a study released by WalletHub this week.

Reliant set to vote on acquisition May 9

Laura Finaldi |

Reliant Medical Group's board of trustees will likely decide whether or not the physician network will partner with a Minnesota company when it meets May 9, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

Sources: Reliant Medical to be acquired

Emily Micucci |

The largest independent physician practice in Central Massachusetts – Reliant Medical Group in Worcester – is close to signing an agreement to be acquired, according to multiple sources...

Lancaster rehab launches cardiopulmonary service

Emily Micucci |

River Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lancaster last week announced a new cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

Athol Hospital to break ground on ED

Emily Micucci |

Athol Hospital executives will break ground on a new emergency room and medical office building project on April 26.

Harrington, Saint V, Nashoba, Milford, Marlborough hospitals tops for safety

Emily Micucci |

Five area hospitals garnered top safety scores in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score rankings.

Heywood to raise $10M for emergency, surgical expansion

Laura Finaldi |

Heywood Healthcare is looking to raise $10 million for three major capital projects, including a new emergency department and medical office building at Athol Hospital.

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