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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.

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.

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(news release from Mount Desert Island Hospital)
Mount Desert Island Hospital has been recognized for achieving the Gold Star Standard of Excellence from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for its effort to create a tobacco-free environment and support tobacco-free lifestyles.
(news release from Calais Regional Hospital)
Calais Regional Hospital’s (CRH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rodney C Boula has been named the hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer.
(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

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
Date: 6/22/2016 - 6/24/2016
2016 Small or Rural Hospital Conference

The theme for this year’s conference, attended by small and large hospitals alike, is Beyond the Four Walls.  We will explore various aspects of population health and the implications it has for the delivery of care, the way hospitals are paid for that care and the increased emphasis on community health and wellness.  Thursday’s opening speaker, Brian Silverstein, MD, is a national healthcare expert with extensive experience in population health. His session will set the stage by focusing on key strategic and operational elements, including local market considerations. Also on Thursday is Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, a practicing provider and national expert on care transformation. Her presentation will focus on building successful partnerships, both across settings of care and with communities.

Friday’s session will examine several issues that affect community health. The first is the drug epidemic occurring in Maine and across the country. Thomas Delahanty, the United States Attorney for the District of Maine, will speak about current efforts in Maine to combat the problem. He’ll be followed by a panel of experts and robust discussion. Finally, Victoria Rogers, MD, director of the Let’s Go! program, will lead a discussion on ways hospitals across the state are improving wellness through the promotion of healthy eating and active living.

Location: Jordan Grand Resort Hotel, Sunday River
Date: 2/10/2016 4:00 PM - 2/12/2016 12:00 PM

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