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We Asked a Public Health Expert about the Nurse Staffing Ratio Ballot Question

It’s safe to say that Question 1, the proposed law that would limit the number of patients assigned to nurses at any given time, is confusing […]


Question 1’s Price Tag? Up to $949 Million, Says a New Report

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s highly anticipated report on the Question 1, the nurse staffing ballot question voters will face in November, finds that roll-out […]


A Poll Shows the Nurse Staffing Ballot Question Is a Toss-Up

From the start, the nurse staffing ballot question that will confront voters in November has been a difficult one to parse. The proposal would set […]

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Boston Hospitals Fined $1 Million for How They Handled Health Info for an ABC Show

Three Massachusetts hospitals settled for a combined $1 million for the way they handled access to patients’ medical information on the ABC TV show “Save My Life: […]

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Boston Children’s Celebrates a First for Transgender Surgery in the State

In a big step forward for life-affirming transgender surgery in Massachusetts, Boston Children’s Hospital is celebrating the state’s first-ever phalloplasty, or penis creation, procedure. The news […]

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Boston Children’s Named Best Pediatric Hospital in the Nation

Boston Children’s Hospital is going to need a bigger trophy case. For the fifth year in a row, the medical center was named the best […]


Partners Healthcare Is Laying Off 100 Employees and Outsourcing the Work to India

Partners Healthcare, which is Massachusetts’ largest employer and oversees some of its most renowned hospitals, is laying off 100 coders and outsourcing their jobs to workers […]

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Partners HealthCare Reveals Data Breach

Hospitals are supposed to fix what ails you, but some Partners HealthCare patients are now dealing with a massive headache. On Monday, the nonprofit health […]

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Franciscan Children’s Expands Pediatric Mental Health Resources

Franciscan Children’s is increasing access to pediatric mental health resources, thanks to a new partnership with the Archdiocese of Boston and an expansion of existing […]


Why Are Boston’s Nurses So Damn Angry?

Boston leads the world when it comes to healthcare. So why are our caregivers so damn angry?


BMC Employee Celebrates Remission on the Runway

All Taryn Graham wanted was to work at Boston Medical Center (BMC). She had no idea she’d soon be a patient there, too. “I wanted […]

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Two Identical Twins Gave Birth at Mount Auburn Hospital, Just Hours Apart

It started as a joke. When 34-year-old identical twins Beccy Pistone and Rachael McGeoch found themselves pregnant at the same time, they’d often laugh about […]


Stronger Returns Home for Premiere at Spaulding Rehab Hospital

When the red carpet rolled out for Stronger, the upcoming film based on the memoir by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, it wasn’t at a […]

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Mass General Staffers Are Helping Hurricane Victims

With Hurricane Irma set to hit Florida early next week and southern Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Massachusetts General Hospital is lending a helping […]

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Tufts Medical Center Nurses Return to the Bargaining Table

UPDATED, September 1, 8:45 a.m.: After a full day of negotiations, Tufts and its nurses are still at an impasse. Moods seem to have improved since […]