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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. 

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.

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(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 Acadia Hospital )
Acadia Hospital President and CEO Daniel B. Coffey has been appointed to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Governing Council for Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Services.
(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
(news release from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital )
A Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) will be offered on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fee of $40.
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2015 Summer Forum

MHA’s annual Summer Forum Conference will be held June 17-19, 2015 at the Samoset Resort in 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

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!

Date: 4/16/2015
Transforming Fall & Fall Injury Prevention Workshop

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: 3/11/2015


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