Gov. Charlie Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Lou Sudders testify before lawmakers Tuesday on a bill to further efforts to combat opioid addiction.

MHA lauds Baker opioid proposal

Emily Micucci and State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is praising Gov. Charlie Baker's new plan to expand efforts to battle opioid addiction in the Bay State.


Fallon Health names elder care exec

Emily Micucci |

The Worcester-based health insurer has promoted Annamaria Salisbury to lead its Summit ElderCare program as executive director.

HPC: Partners, Mass Eye and Ear deal could cost $61M annually

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission said the deal could increase healthcare spending in the state by up to $61 million per year.

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Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association has joined a coalition opposing a ballot question to mandate nurse staffing ratios in Bay State hospitals.

Behavioral health organization to close Worcester site

Zachary Comeau |

Behavioral and mental health services organization Pathways by Molina, former Hanover Insurance CEO Joseph Zubretsky's new employer, is closing its Worcester and Springfield locations.

WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College announced Thursday they'll start a new photonics lab thanks to a $4-million Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative grant.

Health Policy Commission offers $10M for lower-cost care projects

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is offering $10 million in grants to applicants with proposals to shift health care away from high-cost providers.

Health Foundation opens community health grants round

Emily Micucci |

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts is inviting organizations to apply for grants through its 2018 Activation Fund.

Bill seeks to cut barriers for foreign-trained medical professionals

State House News Service |

Advocates are pushing legislation designed to open up work opportunities to medical professionals trained in other countries.

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