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Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process (SHNAPP) Project March 2015 Update

Date:3/24/2015 3:37:31 PM

The SHNAPP mission is to create the framework and approach for a shared health needs assessment (SHNA) that addresses community benefit reporting needs of hospitals, supports state and local public health accreditation efforts, and provides valuable population health assessment data for a wide variety of organizations concerned with the health of Maine’s communities and citizens.

New Report: Maine Hospitals Serve As Key Job Creators

Date:3/6/2015 10:36:46 AM

Maine hospitals employ more than 35,000 people and help create nearly $9 billion in economic activity for the state.

MHA Testimony in opposition to FY 2016-2017 budget

Date:3/4/2015 3:11:59 PM

There are multiple cuts to hospitals in the budget. The net total of the cuts to hospitals, including lost federal match, is at least $55 million per year.  This is a staggering amount of cuts to force hospitals to absorb and does not include the $10-20 million in proposed property taxes.

Income tax resources for ACA

Date:1/8/2015 4:28:29 PM

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means that consumers will see changes on their tax returns. 

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(news release from Acadia Hospital)
Acadia Hospital Director of Operational and Clinical Analytics Brent Scobie, PhD recently completed his doctoral degree in disability studies at the University of Maine.
(news release from Acadia Hospital)
Acadia Hospital president and chief executive officer, Daniel Coffey, announced that Scott Oxley has been selected to be vice president and chief operating officer for Acadia Hospital and Acadia Healthcare.
(news release from Southern Maine Health Care)
To help consumers understand the eligibility guidelines for the coverage and options to still get covered, Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is hosting two information sessions in conjunction with York County Community Action Coalition and Nasson Healthcare.
(news release from Mount Desert Island Hospital)
What does it mean to be “transgender” or gender nonconforming? How do we talk about gender expression and what issues arise for people who experience their gender differently than the gender they were given at birth? How can we begin to understand and celebrate gender differences? What does it look like to be supportive of gender nonconformity?
(news release from Pen Bay Medical Center)
Pen Bay Healthcare is committed to the health of our colleagues, our patients and the community at large.
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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

Patient experience is becoming increasingly important to the future of your organization. Healthcare reform requires not only that hospitals deliver care better and more efficiently, but also that a patient’s evaluation of that care be measured, reported and used to partially determine reimbursement. Through a combination of presentations and interactive exercises led by expert faculty, this full-day workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore specific strategies that can be used to improve the patient experience in each HCAHPS category. 

Date: 4/16/2015
Regional Trustee Symposium - Bangor

Regional Trustee Symposium - Strategies for Success in the "New Normal"

October 21, 2015
Four Points Sheraton, Bangor, Maine
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration & refreshments begin at 4:30 p.m.

Date: 10/21/2015, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Regional Trustee Symposium - Freeport

Regional Trustee Symposium - Strategies for Success in the "New Normal"

October 22, 2015
The Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration & refreshments begin at 4:30 p.m.

Date: 10/22/2015, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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