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Ascentria receives $23M to acquire Brighton care center

Grant Welker |

Ascentria Care Alliance, a Worcester human service nonprofit, has acquired a Brighton rehabilitation and care center, Ascentria's second such facility in Boston.

Kennedy nurse practitioner straddles administrative and patient roles

As a family nurse practitioner and an assistant medical director at Kennedy Community Health Center, Abigail Mathews straddles both the agency's administrative and patient-facing operations.

Baker plan expands Medicare assistance to seniors

State House News Service |

Twenty-five thousand low-income seniors in Massachusetts would be newly eligible for help paying for health care under a measure Gov. Charlie Baker plans to include in his 2020 budget proposal.

Framingham health analyst acquires Vermont competitor

Definitive Healthcare, a Framingham health data analysis firm, said Wednesday it has acquired a similar firm in Vermont.

Blue Cross gives $1M toward UMass, Community Healthlink recovery coach training

Two Worcester health treatment centers, at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, will receive help for those who work with patients to overcome addiction.

Efforts underway to help lawyers with job's side effects

Zachary Comeau |

New efforts are being made in Massachusetts to help lawyers with addiction or struggling with depression after a 2016 study raised alarms.

Community Healthlink restoring 24/7 urgent care services

Grant Welker |

Community Healthlink, a Worcester treatment center, is due to restore its around-the-clock availability after receiving a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

Biz confidence dims amidst market volatility, gov't shutdown

State House News Service |

Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers hit a two-year low in December.

Partnerships will use 13 grants to address 'social determinants'

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday doled out $3 million in grant funding to help community organizations address issues in society that affect people's health.

Opioid crisis also brings worry of spread of HIV, hepatitis C

Livia Gershon |

Local health officials are working to prevent the spread of infections, particularly HIV and hepatitis C, through infected needles, another consequence of the opioid crisis.

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