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Legislative Wrap-Up 2015

Date:7/28/2015 3:35:37 PM

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 Colonial Health Care and Stillwater Health Care)
Colonial Health Care in Lincoln and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor are recipients of the 2015 National Quality Award for performance excellence in long-term and post-acute care.
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2015 CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation

This program will discuss both changes and hot issues including regulations on preprinted orders, standing protocols, history and physicals, verbal orders, medication security, post-anesthesia evaluations, discharge appeal rights, patient rights, grievance, outpatient issues and restraints and seclusion. Pharmacy and medication management safety issues will also be addressed.

Date: 11/5/2015 8:30 AM - 11/6/2015 1:00 PM
Patient Experience Training

The next Patient Experience Training, jointly sponsored by MHA and Avatar International, Inc., will be held Thursday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at MHA’s conference room in Augusta.

The agenda will feature the following topics:
* Access to care
* Provider communication
* Patient and family advisory councils

Location: MHA Conference Room, Augusta
Date: 10/29/2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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