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In Opposition to LD 1606 - An Act To Provide Funding to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund

Date:3/9/2016 2:30:55 PM

A budget surplus is a good thing and it is better to be having a debate over a bill such as this a bill which is proposing budget cutsFurthermore, we agree with the Administration that an adequately capitalized budget stabilization fund or “rainy day” fund is prudent.

However, when the state was in financial trouble two years ago, hospitals took significant budget cuts to outpatient reimbursement rates and crossover payments.  These actions reduced hospital reimbursement by tens of millions of dollars.

Transforming Healthcare

Date:10/27/2015 9:56:48 AM

Targeting Triple Aim

Date:10/26/2015 3:02:10 PM

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.

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(news release from St. Joseph Hospital)
St. Joseph Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Rollo, MBA as Director of Lean Transformation for the organization.
(news release from Mercy Hospital )
The family of the late Harry E. Davis, MD, a beloved pediatrician at Mercy and well-known member of the Portland community, has made a generous gift in support of the program that will forever bear the patriarch’s name.
(news release from Southern Maine Health Care)
The Cancer Committee at Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) has released its Annual Cancer Program Report, with a focus on colorectal cancer -- the second most common cancer found in adults the United States. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is 1 in 20, yet this is one of the most preventable malignancies.
(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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2016 MHA Summer Forum

Mark your calendars and plan to attend MHA’s annual Summer Forum, June 22-24, 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 350 healthcare professionals, business leaders and government officials from across Maine and New England.

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
Date: 6/22/2016 - 6/24/2016
careLearing Webinar

In this webinar you will gain practical knowledge of how the careLearning system will help you organize and manage your education. careLearning is non-profit member service of The Maine Hospital Association and over 40 other state hospital associations.

Date: 5/5/2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016 Advanced Trustee Orientation - Hot Topics

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: 9/29/2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2016 Basic Trustee Orientation

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

Date: 9/28/2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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