Press Releases

Date: 06/19/2019

Karen Rumo, a psychiatric technician at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, has been selected as the 2019 Maine Hospital Association Caregiver of the Year.


Date: 06/19/2019

John Ronan, president of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital (BHH), in Blue Hill, and Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital (MCH) in Ellsworth, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 19, at the Association’s annual Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.


Date: 04/10/2019

As part of the American Hospital Association's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, MHA met with staff from Maine's Congressional Delegation to discuss hospitals' federal priorities

Date: 03/20/2019

Please support LD 1350: An Act To Improve Rural Health Care, Read more about it at ProtectRuralME.orgPublic Hearing 9 a.m., Friday, May 3, 209 Cross Office Building

Date: 06/25/2018

Jennifer Cavalari, DO, a hospitalist at Houlton Regional Hospital, has been selected to be the Maine Hospital Association’s Caregiver of the Year.

Date: 03/28/2018

The Maine Hospital Association has released a new report that describes the economic contributions of hospitals in each Maine county.
View the report here.

Date: 10/17/2016

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.

Date: 06/25/2014

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.

Opinion Editorials

Date: 04/10/2012

Cost-shifting is real in Maine but Maine lawmakers have the power to keep it from becoming worse. 

Date: 04/12/2012

Maine offers higher quality hospital care than any other state in the country, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Web site (

Date: 12/02/2011

One of our physician colleagues tells it like this: "Imagine being run over by a
Mack truck...

MHA Report Describes Hospitals’ Economic Contributions

Released on 03/28/2018

The Maine Hospital Association has released a new report that describes the economic contributions of hospitals in each Maine county.

The analysis quantifies hospitals’ economic contribution to Maine.  The results reveal a robust and growing industry making significant economic contributions across the state.

“Because it describes the impact in each county, this report allows hospitals to show the impact they have on their local economy,” said MHA President Steven Michaud.  “Maine hospitals' primary mission is to heal the sick and injured and improve the health of our communities, but a very important byproduct of that is the enormous economic contribution we make to our communities.”

In 2016, Maine hospitals directly employed almost 33,000 people and paid more than $2.5 billion in salaries and benefits.  Their total spending was $5.7 billion, including $5.5 billion in operating expenses and $231.8 million in capital expenditures.  As that money circulated through the Maine economy, it generated an additional $4.5 billion in indirect and induced economic activity, leading to a total economic contribution of more than $10 billion.  This supported a total of 67,000 jobs, $4 billion in wages and benefits and almost $400 million in state and local taxes. 

MHA worked with the firm 45 North, whose principals include two former Maine state economists.