State's hospitals double free care over five years
Maine hospitals have doubled the amount of free care they provide over the past five years as the weak economy pushed more people out of work and companies shifted an increasing amount of health care costs onto employees, the Portland Press Herald reports.
MDI Hospital CEO installed as MHA Chair
Arthur J. Blank, president and CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday night at the association's Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
Cost-shifting in health care is real
Cost-shifting is real in Maine but Maine lawmakers have the power to keep it from becoming worse.
Maine Hospitals are Best in the Nation
Maine offers higher quality hospital care than any other state in the country, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov).