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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.
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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.

Franklin CEO installed as MHA Chair

Date:6/18/2014 8:30:00 PM

Rebecca Arsenault, president and CEO of Franklin Memorial Hospital 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.

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(news release from Beacon Health)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) like EMHS Beacon Health are improving the quality of care for Medicare patients
(news release from Penobscot Valley Hospital )
Penobscot Valley Hospital is pleased to welcome Mr. Gary Poquette as the new Chief Executive Officer.
(news release from Southern Maine Health Care)
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its new, state-of-the-art medical office building located at 46 Barra Road in Biddeford on September 16.
(news release from Maine Medical Center )
Susan J. Doliner, FAHP, CFRE, vice president for development at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, has been selected by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) to receive the prestigious Si Seymour Award for excellence and outstanding leadership in fundraising. AHP is a professional organization that represents development officers at nonprofit hospitals, medical centers, health systems and related facilities throughout North America and abroad (
(news release from Franklin Community Health Network)
Today’s Certificate of Need approval by Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mayhew will allow Franklin Community Health Network to become the thirteenth member of the MaineHealth system, effective October 1, 2014.
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2014 Trustee Orientation Series

The Annual Trustee Orientation is a two-day series of education aimed at helping hospital trustees become more informed, effective board members. Participants can register for one or both days, depending upon their individual needs.

Date: 10/29/2014 9:00 AM - 10/30/2014 4:00 PM
Patient Satisfaction Workshop

The next Patient Satisfaction Workshop, jointly sponsored by MHA and Avatar, will be held Thursday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at MHA’s conference room in Augusta.

Registration is open to MHA's AVATAR clients as well as non-clients.

Date: 10/16/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

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