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Nursing home workers set May 1 strike deadline

JENNA CARLESSO and KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

Unionized workers are ramping up pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont to boost wages and address staffing shortages at nursing homes by threatening to walk off the job on May 1.

Healthcare innovator Jack Reed tees up ProHealth Physicians' next growth phase

Matt Pilon |

For 22 years, Jack Reed has shepherded one of the state's largest doctor groups — ProHealth Physicians — through the healthcare industry's twists and turns.

Key lessons from the digital-health revolution

Stephen Farrell |

The promise of the digital-health revolution is tantalizing: A multitude of connected devices providing personalized feedback to help people improve their health.

Physician recruitment, surgery uptick spur MidState Medical Center's growth

Gary Larkin Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

MidState Medical Center in Meriden wants to expand its operating-room capacity to accommodate a recent spike in patient surgeries and the addition of dozens of new surgeons.

Heart-procedure results boost Hartford Hospital

Matt Pilon |

A relatively new heart-valve replacement procedure could become more commonplace at Hartford Hospital, following promising results of a clinical study in which the care provider played a direct role.

Blumenthal backs Sanders 'Medicare for All' plan; Murphy does not

ANA RADELAT | CT Mirror |

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy split on Wednesday over Sen. Bernie Sanders's long-awaited “Medicare for All” bill.

As drug-resistant fungus spreads in nearby states, CT reports no new cases

Matt Pilon |

As concerns have heightened at hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the country about a drug-resistant strain of fungus, Connecticut health officials say they’ve not documented any...

Farmington’s Diameter Health raises $9.6M

Joe Cooper |

Farmington medical-technology firm Diameter Health says it raised $9.6 million in its latest funding round.

Judge seeking arguments to already approved CVS-Aetna merger

Joe Cooper |

A federal judge wants to hear from those opposing the Justice Department’s decision to greenlight CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Hartford health insurer Aetna.

Hedging against risk

Matt Pilon |

With headwinds blowing, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and Hospital for Special Care have each been bobbing and weaving strategically, ramping up outpatient and other non-long-term hospital care...

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