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MHA selected to join a national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network to improve patient safety

Date:10/17/2016 4:31:13 PM

The Maine Hospital Association is working with the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association on a national initiative to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network contracts are part of a broader effort to transform our healthcare system into one that works better for the American people and for the Medicare program.
 

Targeting Triple Aim--New for 2016

Date:10/6/2016 10:53:57 AM

The Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to optimize healthcare system.
 

Hospital Issues for State Candidates

Date:9/14/2016 11:34:28 AM

MHA has sent Maine legislative candidates Hospital Issues for State Candidates, a resource to educate them about the issues facing hospitals and their importance to their districts.
 

Healthcare workforce to grow in Maine

Date:9/14/2016 11:14:21 AM

The Maine Department of Labor predicts that the employment in the healthcare sector will continue to grow in the state because of Maine’s aging population.
 

RFGH Nurse is 2016 MHA Caregiver of the Year

Date:6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kelly Hughes Wheeler has been selected the 2016 Maine Hospital Association (MHA) Caregiver of the Year. 
 

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(news release from Southern Maine Health Care)
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is pleased to welcome two experienced professionals to SMHC’s Development office.
At a recent national webinar, Sue Devoe, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Licensing and Accreditation at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), and Sharon Berz, Director of Long Term Care at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) were guest presenters to a national audience of peers on a partnership the two organizations created to support patients in the transition from hospital to home. Implemented nearly two years ago, the partnership of NMMC and AAAA was intended to improve the quality of life of patients, to assist them to thrive in their home and to reduce readmission to the hospital.
 
(news release from Coastal Healthcare Alliance)
Dr. Mark Fourre, an experienced physician leader at nearby LincolnHealth, will become the chief executive at the organization at the end of the year.
 
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2017 Small or Rural Hospital Conference

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MHA's Small or Rural Hospital Conference
February 15-17, 2017
Jordan Grand Hotel & Conference Center at Sunday River
 

Date: 2/15/2017 12:00 AM - 2/17/2017 12:00 PM
2017 Summer Forum

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MHA's Summer Forum Conference
June 21-23, 2017
Samoset Resort, Rockport
 

Date: 6/21/2017 12:00 AM - 6/23/2017 12:00 PM
CMS Restraint & Seclusion: Most Problematic Standards Webinar

This session will help simplify the CMS 50-page interpretive guidelines and will provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards. It will cover the requirements for an internal log and what must be in the log for patients who die in one or two soft-wrist restraints. The session will also cover the reporting requirements for patients who die within 24 hours of being put in restraints.

Date: 12/13/2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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