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Organizations should think ahead when lining up their next leader

Grant Welker |

That lack of advance planning makes a difference to the bottom line.

A year after a Harrington incident, few hospitals have implemented enhanced security

Grant Welker |

Nearly a year after a Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed, Harrington and UMass Memorial Medical Center are among the few hospitals in the state to have shored up security.

Bill would set 21 as minimum age for tobacco statewide

State House News Service |

Nearly 70 percent of the state's population lives in communities that have adopted local policies raising their tobacco-buying age to 21. A bill would extend that age hike statewide.

Committee takes step toward plan of action on opioids

State House News Service |

A House-controlled committee took a step towards establishing mandatory three-day therapy and requiring hospitals to stock medication used as an alternative to street drugs.

Partners, Harvard Pilgrim exploring merger

State House News Service |

Health care giant Partners is exploring a merger with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a major insurer, but is also looking at other possible alliances.

Boston communications firm opens Worcester office

Grant Welker |

Slowey/McManus Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Boston, has opened a small Worcester office in an effort to branch out to clients in Central Massachusetts.

Nurses group eyes ballot question for staffing, wages

State House News Service |

Nurses who support mandatory staffing ratios are keeping their powder dry for a ballot fight they expect to wage this fall, a union chief told lawmakers on Monday.

UMass team raises $79K for ALS in Boston Marathon

A team of five running the Boston Marathon April 16 in honor of a loved one raised more than double its goal for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, nearly $79,000.

Saint Vincent honors doctors of the year

Saint Vincent Hospital has honored two for doctors of the year and another for lifetime achievement.

Becker to train mental health professionals with $40K grant

A foundation's $40,000 donation to Becker College's psychology program will help address a shortage of mental health professionals in Central Massachusetts.

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