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Third-Year Rumford Hospital Resident is MHA Caregiver of the Year

Date:6/17/2015 8:00:00 PM

Lots of people bike to work.  But in 2012, when Clayton Bell, MD, biked to his new job at Rumford Hospital, he had bicycled 2,000 miles to get there. 
 

Lincoln County Healthcare CEO Installed as MHA Chair

Date:6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

James W. Donovan, FACHE, president and CEO of Damariscotta-based Lincoln County Healthcare, 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.

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.

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(news release from Mid Coast Hospital)
Now in its seventh year, Mid Coast Hospital is again participating in the Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum program (TUSM.MMC-LIC). Through this 9-month program, class of 2017 medical students will gain hands-on clinical training under the supervision of Mid Coast Hospital providers. This year’s participants are Erica Hidu and Michael Tozier.
(news release from Mount Desert Island Hospital)
Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, the first surgeon to use Google Glass during surgery, will be the keynote speaker at Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Dr. Grossmann will address this year’s theme, “Expanding Education through Collaboration.”
(news release from Blue Hill Memorial Hospital)
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has begun work to bring a state-of-the art helipad on to its campus for LifeFlight of Maine.
(news release from St. Mary's Regional Medical Center)
Michael “MT” Newman, MD was named Medical Director of St. Mary’s orthopaedic service line.
(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 Advanced Trustee Orientation-Hot Topics

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.

The Advanced Orientation - Hot Topics Discucssion will feature in-depth discussion of several topics of particular importance to today’s trustees. This will be a highly interactive session. Participants are asked to come prepared to discuss their own issues and challenges.

Date: 9/10/2015, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
2015 Basic Trustee Orientation

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.

The Basic Orientation is designed for newer board members. It will focus on the fundamental duties
of hospital trustees.

Date: 9/3/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 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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