Press Releases

Date: 09/29/2017

The Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors has voted to support Medicaid Expansion referendum.

Date: 09/19/2017

The Maine Hospital Association today announced its opposition to the Cassidy-Graham bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 
 

Date: 06/21/2017

Northern Maine Medical Center Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Sirois was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 21, at the Association’s annual Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. 
 

Date: 06/21/2017

Lois Latour, LCSW, EMMC’s critical care social worker, has spent countless hours in her career helping patients and families navigate the challenges during one of the most difficult times of their lives.
 
 

Date: 03/22/2017

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) today urged Maine’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation is bad for Maine hospitals and their patients. 
 

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: 06/22/2016

Chuck Hays, chief executive officer of MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors at the Association’s annual Summer Forum, on Wednesday, June 22, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
 

Date: 06/22/2016

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

Date: 03/06/2015

Maine hospitals employ more than 35,000 people and help create nearly $9 billion in economic activity for the state.
 

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 (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov).
 

Date: 12/02/2011

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

NMMC CEO Is New MHA Chair

Released on 06/21/2017

(June 21, 2017, Rockport, Maine)—-Northern Maine Medical Center Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Sirois was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 21, at the Association’s annual Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. 
 
Sirois succeeds outgoing chair Chuck Hays, president and CEO of MaineGeneral Health who becomes the immediate past chair.  Charles Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital in Portland, becomes the chair-elect.  R. David Frum, president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, becomes board treasurer.  John Ronan, CEO of Blue Hill Memorial and Maine Coast Memorial hospitals, becomes secretary of the board.
 
Joining the board are Daniel Coffey, president and CEO of Acadia Hospital in Bangor, as chair of the Mental Health Council; Lugene Inzana, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Maine Medical Center in Portland, as chair of the Healthcare Finance Council; Rodney Boula, CEO of Calais Regional Hospital; William Caron, president of MaineHealth; Mark Fourre, CEO of Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast; and Dennis Welsh, CEO at Down East Community Hospital.
 
Sirois began his career at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) in Fort Kent in 1981.  He has been CEO since 2012.  During his career he has also worked as associate administrator at NMMC; administrator of the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough; administrator of Borderview Manor in Van Buren; controller for NMMC; and credit manager for Romeo Roy, Inc. in Upper Frenchville.
 
Sirois is a trained paramedic, registered Maine Guide and a Maine Notary Public.  He has been a licensed Maine Nursing Home Administrator since 1990.