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UMass Memorial to close Leominster, Fitchburg services

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care plans to close an inpatient pediatrics unit and a cardiac rehabilitation unit in Leominster and an urgent care center in Fitchburg.

UMass-Reliant-Shields to open $31M Shrewsbury surgical center

Grant Welker |

A new $31-million ambulatory surgical center built in a partnership between UMass Memorial Health Care, Shields Health Care Group and Reliant Medical Group is set to open Monday.

Biostage names Chinese health care executive to board

Biostage has named another Chinese executive to its board of directors as it seeks to remake itself and explore new markets in different parts of the world.

UMass Memorial gets $110M bond for surgical, ER expansions

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care has received a $110-million bond to improve its two Worcester hospital campuses and its Leominster hospital.

Former Patriot Bruschi gets behind stroke, tobacco bills

State House News Service |

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi is putting his shoulder into legislation that would help others access the same sort of care he received when he suffered a stroke during his playing career.

House speaker puts pressure on new health care bill

State House News Service |

For consumers, voters and industry insiders wondering when the House will pass a major health care bill, the latest timeline from Speaker Robert DeLeo's office is "this session."

Mass. opioid death toll down 5% over last year

State House News Service |

At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, but the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.

New plan calls for increasing opioid treatment access

State House News Service |

A multi-pronged initiative Neighborhood Health Plan announced Friday aims to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.

Saint Vincent Hospital opening behavioral health unit

Grant Welker |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester is opening a new behavioral health wing of its emergency department on Monday as it seeks to meet a growing need.

Fallon, Tufts report losses; BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim gain

Grant Welker |

Fallon Health lost $4.4 million in the first quarter of the year, while Tufts Health Plan lost nearly $27 million as both insurers began operating as part of accountable care organizations.

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