UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson called the closure of Plumley Village Health Services

UMass Memorial CEO: Clinic closure part of $50M efficiency plan

Emily Micucci |

A plan to close Plumley Village Health Services on Belmont Street in Worcester is a drop in the bucket as UMass Memorial trims spending, CEO Eric Dickson said Wednesday.

 

Kennedy Community Health Center a leader on LGBTQ equality

Emily Micucci |

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, based in Worcester, has been named an industry leader by the Human Rights Campaign.

After Nasdaq woes, RXi pivots to promising cancer treatment field

Livia Gershon |

The Marlborough company is bringing Nobel Prize-winner Craig Mello's work into a burgeoning field of cancer research.

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Health cost estimators catching on, Pioneer report says

State House News Service |

A new study analyzed online cost estimator tools offered by three Massachusetts insurers, finding them to be more user-friendly than they were in 2015.

Life sciences bill includes $50 million for UMass Medical, UMass Lowell

State House News Service |

A version of Gov. Charlie Baker's life sciences legislation, which will continue a decade-long initiative lauched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, is on the move on Beacon Hill.

Editorial: Slow movements, big changes in health care

Having too few players dictating the level of care in the region and seeing more investment in high margin areas of specialty does appear concerning.

Saint Vincent, MetroWest Medical appear safe from divestment

Emily Micucci |

Tenet Healthcare has sold nine hospitals since August and will sell four more, but the company has made no suggestion it will offload Saint Vincent Hospital or MetroWest Medical Center.

Business groups rallying against nursing staffing ballot question

State House News Service |

The opposition to a proposed ballot question that would impose strict nurse-to-patient staffing ratios for Massachusetts hospitals has four new powerful voices on its side.

Lahey exec: Merger will lead to 'true competition'

State House News Service |

A proposed 13-hospital merger involving Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare and Lahey Health would result in lower costs and won't involve front-line layoffs, officials from the companies said.

 
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