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.
Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
Date: 6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
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.
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!
Statewide Quality Improvement Meeting
MHA's next Statewide Quality Improvement meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The focus will be on discussing care transitions, readmissions, reducing adverse drug events and value-based purchasing and will include multiple presenters from the NE QIN-QIO.
Transforming Fall and Fall Injury Prevention Practices
Hospital nurses and other interested healthcare workers from across the full continuum of care are invited to a day-long workshop to explore best practices in preventing patient falls and fall injury. The workshop will be led by Dr. Patricia A. Quigley, who is nationally and internationally known for her work in transforming fall injury prevention programs for the elderly and disabled. Dr. Quigley will motivate nurses and others to move beyond traditional fall prevention programs to design population-specific injury protection programs that reduce the risk for moderate to serious injuries and loss of life. Even falls with minor injury can have grave consequences for older adults. Nurses can lead changes in fall-injury practices that are both protective and promote patients’ independence, function and social integration. Attendees will be asked to go beyond an over-reliance on fall risk screening and universal fall precautions driven by scoring to implement a bundled approach to fall prevention, detection and protection.
Date: 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM