Quality Council

As part of its policy development process, the Maine Hospital Association regularly convenes its Quality Council to analyze healthcare quality and patient safety issues affecting hospitals and to advise the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors accordingly.  There are approximately 20 hospitals represented on Quality Council by their CEO or their chief medical officer.  The Quality Council chair is an ex-officio voting member of the MHA Board. 
Quality Council promotes safe quality healthcare by identifying opportunities for improvement and promoting evidence-based best practices.  Quality Council and MHA Board meetings also provide a forum for sharing innovations, reference documents and other resources among hospitals. MHA serves as an information resource to its members about any quality issue, including tracking common state/federal quality measures, providing a guide to quality-focused organizations, and detailing state and federal laws, including a guide to the quality provisions of the federal healthcare reform law.

Terri Vieira, President & CEO (Committee Chair)
Sebasticook Valley Health

Steven R. Michaud, President (Committee President)
Maine Hospital Association

Rodney C. Boula, Chief Executive Officer (Committee Member)
Calais Regional Hospital

Christopher Chekouras, President and CEO (Committee Member)
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

Timothy A. Churchill, President (Committee Member)
Stephens Memorial Hospital

Steve Diaz, M.D., V.P. & Chief Medical Officer (Committee Member)
MaineGeneral Health

R. David Frum, President (Committee Member)
Bridgton Hospital

Michael Lambke, M.D., Staff Physician (Committee Member)
Redington-Fairview General Hospital

Dave McDermott, M.D., MPH, Emergency Dept. Medical Director (Committee Member)
Mayo Regional Hospital

Mark Parker, M.D., Vice President of Quality & Safety (Committee Member)
Maine Medical Center

Robert Peterson, Chief Executive Officer (Committee Member)
Millinocket Regional Hospital

James Raczek, M.D., Sr. V.P., and CMO (Committee Member)
Eastern Maine Medical Center

Charles Therrien, President (Committee Member)
Mercy Hospital

Sandra Parker, Vice President & General Counsel (Committee Staff Contact)
Maine Hospital Association

Contact Committee: Sandra Parker