Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Beth Israel Deaconess, Lahey Health merger gets go-ahead with major conditions from Massachusetts AG

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has approved the mega-merger of CareGroup, the parent company of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and related facilities, and Lahey Health, a decision that will clear the way for a transaction that will significantly shift that region’s healthcare landscape. The approval, however, comes with a… Read More »