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MHA selected to join a national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network to improve patient safety

Date:10/17/2016 4:31:13 PM

The Maine Hospital Association is working with the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association on a national initiative to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network contracts are part of a broader effort to transform our healthcare system into one that works better for the American people and for the Medicare program.

Targeting Triple Aim--New for 2016

Date:10/6/2016 10:53:57 AM

The Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to optimize healthcare system.

Hospital Issues for State Candidates

Date:9/14/2016 11:34:28 AM

MHA has sent Maine legislative candidates Hospital Issues for State Candidates, a resource to educate them about the issues facing hospitals and their importance to their districts.

Healthcare workforce to grow in Maine

Date:9/14/2016 11:14:21 AM

The Maine Department of Labor predicts that the employment in the healthcare sector will continue to grow in the state because of Maine’s aging population.

RFGH Nurse is 2016 MHA Caregiver of the Year

Date:6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kelly Hughes Wheeler has been selected the 2016 Maine Hospital Association (MHA) Caregiver of the Year. 

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A Hero’s Journey | 10/21/2016
(news release from Northern Maine Medical Center)
At Northern Maine Medical Center’s (NMMC) second annual cancer education event held on October 15th, Francoise Paradis, President of the Board of Directors for the Paradis Fund, opened the event with a history of the Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund and the story about how her brother, Edgar, or Guy as he was more commonly known, a cancer patient himself, came up with the idea to fulfill a goal to help others experiencing and dealing with all the challenges of surviving a cancer diagnosis.
(news release from Northern Maine Medical Center)
A now familiar fundraising event, sponsored by the Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) Guild, to support their ongoing fundraising efforts was held in partnership with McDonald’s Restaurant on October 15th.
(news release from Northern Maine Medical Center)
With the documented successes and benefits of the completed Emergency Department upgrade in 2015, Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) is now eager to meet the challenge of planning for an upgrade in the Operating Room.
(news release from Eastern Maine Medical Center)
Eastern Maine Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center after a rigorous review by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
(news release from Pen Bay Medical Center)
Let’s Go! announced today that 3 schools, 10 school cafeterias, 8 out-of-school programs, 14 child care programs and 4 health care practices in Knox County are being recognized for building environments in which unhealthy food choices are limited and opportunities for physical activity are plentiful. 
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Hospital Improvement & Innovation Network Kick-Off Meeting

MHA has partnered with AHA’s HRET to offer Maine hospitals the opportunity to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN). The HIIN work will focus on 13 core harm topics with goals of reducing all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by September 2018. Hospitals engaged in the project will receive on-site and virtual technical assistance and coaching; cross-cutting resources targeting the harm areas; clinical topic-specific resources and peer-to-peer resources; virtual trainings and in-person events; and best practice hospital stories and case studies.

Date: 11/3/2016

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