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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 York Hospital)
From single-sort recycling to renewable energy credits, York Hospital has been busy working toward turning “sustainability” into savings. With a volunteer “Green Team” whose mission considers conserving the environment by ensuring that sustainability becomes an integral component of daily operations, while also ensuring excellent ‘far above par’ patient care, these folks are driven.
(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 Down East Community Hospital )
Down East Community Hospital’s CEO Search Committee presented their recommendation candidate for CEO to the full Hospital Board at its monthly meeting Wednesday night. With a unanimous vote, the Board is pleased to announce that Dennis Welsh will be the next CEO of Down East Community Hospital and will assume Administrative duties on April 27.
(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.
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2015 Summer Forum

2015 Summer Forum
Healthcare in Transition: Mission Possible
June 17-19, 2015
Samoset Resort, 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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