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Maine Hospitals Are Stars

Date:4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eighty-five percent of Maine hospitals earned either four or five stars in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services first HCAHPS star rating--the highest percentage in the country.  Maine hospitals also tied for the highest average number of stars.

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.

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(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.
(news release from Eastern Maine Medical Center)
Surgery can be very scary for children who are not old enough to understand what is happening or why they are in the hospital. But what if technology could be used to ease a child’s anxiety and reduce or eliminate the need for sedatives before and after surgery? EMMC is exploring the answer to this question through a new program that connects some of the hospital’s youngest surgical patients with iPads during their most anxious moments
Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton, Maine, was recently named one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.
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2015 Physician Leadership Forum

Held in conjunction with MHA’s 2015 Summer Forum, the forum, Best Practices in Physician Engagement and Alignment: Case Studies for What Works and What Doesn’t, will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., immediately following our Summer Forum general sessions.

Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACPE, President & CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc. and a nationally recognized speaker on physician topics, will lead the workshop (as well as provide a general session in the morning).

Date: 6/19/2015, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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 goFovernment officials from across Maine and New England.

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
Date: 6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
ICD-10 "Road to 10" training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer free ICD-10 training. The presentation objectives for ICD-10: The Road Forward includes:

  • Study the basics, differences, and benefits of ICD-10
  • Explore common codes, primers for clinical documentation, clinical scenarios, and
  • Create a customized Action Plan, personalized by specialty and practice details.

Location: Maine Hospital Association, 33 Fuller Road, Augusta
Date: 6/5/2015, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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