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Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Resources

Date:5/16/2016 4:25:20 PM

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is also known as the "permanent doc fix." It changes the way that Medicare pays physicians. 

Recommendations of the Maine Opioid Collaborative

Date:5/11/2016 2:08:34 PM

The Maine Opiate Collaborative was formed after Governor Paul LePage held a summit in August 2015 to address the heroin/opiate epidemic in Maine.  This is the report of the three task forces and their recommendations.

MHA Hospital Overview 2016

Date:5/11/2016 9:15:00 AM

This report contains federal advocacy concerns of Maine hospitals.

Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US

Date:5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Medical error is not included on death certificates or in rankings of cause of death. Martin Makary and Michael Daniel in the British Medical Journal assess its contribution to mortality and call for better reporting.

Transforming Healthcare

Date:10/27/2015 9:56:48 AM

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(news release from St. Mary's Regional Medical Center)
St. Mary’s Health System was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.
(news release from Southern Maine Healthcare)
Denise LaRoche, president-elect of the Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) Auxiliary, announced at the Annual Meeting of the Auxiliary that SMHC employees Jennifer Burgess, RN-BSN and Keely Stanhope, nuclear medicine technologist, were each chosen to receive a $1,000 Carolyn F. Walker Auxiliary Scholarship for Employee Recognition for 2016. Now in its sixth year, the scholarships will be used for expenses and tuition from enrollment in a credit bearing post-secondary course.
 
(news release from Central Maine Medical Center)
Central Maine Medical Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the volunteer patient representative program at the hospital. 
(news release from Mount Desert Island Hospital)
Mount Desert Island Hospital was named Trauma System Hospital of the Year by Maine Emergency Medical Services in Augusta on Tuesday, May 17.
(news release from The Aroostook Medical Center)
EMHS president and CEO M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, has named Glenda Dwyer, FACHE interim president of TAMC. Dwyer will fill the vacancy left by Sylvia Getman, TAMC’s president and EMHS senior vice president, who is departing from the organization on June 3.
 
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2016 MHA Summer Forum

Mark your calendars and plan to attend MHA’s annual Summer Forum, June 22-24, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.

The Summer Forum is MHA's largest venue for health care education.  Held annually, it attracts close to 350 healthcare professionals, business leaders and government officials from across Maine and New England.

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
Date: 6/22/2016 - 6/24/2016
2016 Advanced Trustee Orientation - Hot Topics

The Advanced Orientation - Hot Topics Discucssion will feature in-depth discussion of several topics of particular importance to today’s trustees. This will be a highly interactive session. Participants are asked to come prepared to discuss their own issues and challenges.

Date: 9/29/2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2016 Basic Trustee Orientation

The Basic Orientation is designed for newer board members.  It will focus on the fundamental duties of hospital trustees.

Date: 9/28/2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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