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2014 Gubernatorial Candidates' Health Platforms

Date:9/16/2014 11:44:49 AM

The candidates for governor have released their health care platforms. 

Hospital Issues for State Office Candidates

Date:8/13/2014 11:36:49 AM

Maine’s hospital leaders look forward to working with Maine’s future policymakers on health care issues. 
Two years ago, we outlined four factors that are spurring change in the health care sector:

  • · Government Payers are Broke—and are Shifting Risk to Providers;
  • · Private Payers are Disappearing—Shifting Risk to Consumers;
  • · Poor Lifestyle Choices Are Costing More; and
  • · Payers Are Demanding Value and Are Learning How to Do It Effectively.   
This year, we wanted to identify one example of how these forces have been catalysts for reform in Maine.
 Read the document

Let's Go! offers free online course

Date:7/9/2014 3:10:12 PM

Let’s Go!, an obesity prevention program of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, has partnered with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to release a free online course that aims to equip pediatric providers with effective, evidence-based tools to guide their patients to better health.

MHA Partners With Let's Go!

Date:6/25/2014 2:13:49 PM

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) is partnering with Let’s Go!, an award-winning obesity prevention program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, to help increase healthy eating and active living wherever kids live, learn, work and play.

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CMMC DAISY Award nurse | 10/24/2014
(news release from Central Maine Medical Center)
Registered nurse Erin Stone has been recognized as a Central Maine Medical Center DAISY Award recipient.
(news release from Eastern Maine Healthcare System)
For decades, Wilma “Willie” Bradford has been an inspiring model of community leadership in the Bangor region. For her dedicated involvement with local art, youth development, healthcare, and higher education organizations, the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) will honor Willie with the inaugural Maddy Corson Award at the Community Catalyst Celebration November 6 at Wells Conference Center in Orono.
(news release from Blue Hill Memorial Hospital)
M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that John Ronan, FACHE, who has been serving as the hospital’s interim president and CEO, is now the permanent chief executive officer.
(news release from Eastern Maine Medical Center)
Surgery can be very scary for children who are not old enough to understand what is happening or why they are in the hospital. But what if technology could be used to ease a child’s anxiety and reduce or eliminate the need for sedatives before and after surgery? EMMC is exploring the answer to this question through a new program that connects some of the hospital’s youngest surgical patients with iPads during their most anxious moments
(news release from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital )
A Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) will be offered on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fee of $40.
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2015 Small or Rural Hospital Conference

MHA’s popular Small or Rural Hospital Conference will be held February 11-13, 2015 at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel at Sunday River in Newry, Maine.

The conference, attended by small and large hospitals alike, will begin Wednesday evening with a reception and dinner.  Several pre-conference meetings will take place Wednesday afternoon, including a Critical Access Hospital meeting and an Associated Health Resources (AHR) board meeting.

Location: Jordan Grand Resort Hotel at Sunday River
Date: 2/11/2015 - 2/13/2015
2015 Summer Forum

MHA’s annual Summer Forum Conference will be held June 17-19, 2015 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 400 health care professionals, business leaders and government officials from across Maine and New England.

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
Date: 6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
HCAHPS Workshop

This daylong HCAHPS workshop will provide you with the opportunity to delve deeply into understanding how HCAHPS can be used effectively to improve healthcare. The workshop will consist of a combination of presentations and interactive exercies designed to help you define, refine and implement new strategies to improve the patient experience as reflected in HCAHPs perforance. At the end of the day, participants should be energized and ready to immediately apply the knowledge they have gained.

Brochure and registration materials will be available soon!

Date: 4/16/2015
Physician Practice Management

Maine HFMA and the Maine Hospital Association will be co-sponsoring an educational session on various aspects of Physician Practice Management including: Medical Practice in America Past, Present and Future, Evolving the practice to care for population management, Compensation models, Medicare value based payment initiatives and more.

Location: Maine Hospital Association
33 Fuller Road
Augusta, Maine 04330

Date: 11/14/2014
Statewide Quality Improvement User Group Meeting

Save the date for MHA’s next QIO meeting

MHA’s next statewide Quality Improvement meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at MHA’s conference room in Augusta.

More information, including agenda topics, will be available shortly.  For now, please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Date: 12/17/2014

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