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October 2, 2017

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Health Care for Maine Conference Drew Policymakers and Enrollment Specialists

The fifth Health Care for Maine (HC4ME) conference took place last Wednesday in Augusta. This year's conference theme was: The Future of Health Care in Maine: Defending Our Gains, Defining Our Vision.

 

 

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MMA & Maine Health Management Coalition Symposium on October 11 in Portland

Two weeks left to register for the 3rd Annual Symposium on Wednesday, October 11 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

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EVP Smith on Sabbatical until Jan. 15, 2018

Gordon Smith, EVP of MMA is presently on sabbatical until Jan. 15, 2018.  Inquiries that a member or staff might send to Gordon can be directed to Office Manager Diane McMahon who will forward it to others on the staff to assist.

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Perinatal Quality Conference October 21st at Maple Hill Farm

The Maine Home Birth Collaborative, of which the MMA is an integral part, is sponsoring a symposium on perinatal quality that will be of interest to physicians, nurses, midwives, and all health care providers involved in prenatal, postnatal, and perinatal care.

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Congress Allows CHIP to Expire

By failing to act before close of business last Friday, the U.S. Congress allowed authorization for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the program funding federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to expire.

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Maine Immunization Program to Modernize IT Platform

The badly needed modernization of the ImmPact IT platform is expected to take place by January 2018.

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Michael P. Sullivan, M.D. Appointed to Board of Licensure in Medicine

Governor Paul LePage recently appointed Michael P. Sullivan, M.D. to one of six physician seats on the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is an emergency physician and serves as Chief Medical Officer at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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Maine Rx Card Available to Help Patients With Uninsured Drug Costs

The Maine Rx Card is a discount card that can be used in a number of pharmacies around the country for drug costs not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentation in Wells on November 1

 Registration is open for the November 1 presentation at Village By The Sea in Wells, Maine.

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Report on Sept. 23 New England Council of State Medical Societies and New England AMA Delegation

Sixty physician leaders from around New England spent Saturday morning in Waltham, MA sharing current issues in the six states and preparing for the November meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Augusta ophthalmologist Maroulla Gleaton, M.D. was elected as chair of the Council for the upcoming year.

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University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop

The University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is pleased to announce an opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) workshop.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns

The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. Should they return for a special session in the fall of 2017 (which the Governor has said will happen), the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. Read More


Governor Calls Legislature in for Special Session

The Special Session is due to begin on Monday, October 23rd.  Read More


UPCOMING EVENTS

Join the Caring for ME Clinician Leadership Program

QC is recruiting clinical leaders to build leadership skills and discuss innovative approaches to address the opioid crisis in Maine.

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Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training October 17th

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2017 on October 17 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Read More


9th Canadian Conference on Dementia - November 2-4, 2017

The Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days participants will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia. Read More


Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th

The American Lung Association invites all to join them in honoring Senator Susan Collins and local Lung Force Hero Lisa Eid Thursday, November 9th, at Cellardoor at The Point in Portland beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More


Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN) Read More


New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice.  Read More


Chief Executive Officer

Health Access Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic seasoned leader to provide overall direction and administration of health center operations, assuring the center and staff meets the goals and objectives of the health center’s mission. 
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Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. Read More


Outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Central Maine Heart Associates in Auburn, Maine

Central Maine Medical Center, a 250-bed hospital with a 440 provider well-established medical group, seeks an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support the recently created transitions of care heart failure clinic.  Read More


Palliative Care Provider

Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20 hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative Care Program. Read More


Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Read More


Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Read More


Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.   Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! Read More


DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty. Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME

Waterville Family Practice, a five provider private practice in downtown Waterville, Maine, is seeking a Family Medicine Physician to join the all outpatient practice. Read More


Home Care Director (Nurse Manager RN BSN) - Farmingdale

J. Gaudet Associates is working closely with Home Care for Maine (Farmingdale) to manage its search for a Home Care Director. Read More


Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary healthcare to patients and families of all ages, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Read More


Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program. Read More


Exciting Physician Openings - Loan Repayment, Sign On & Relocation Bonus

Live and Work in Coastal Maine! Choose the right fit from 3 Outpatient Opportunities in Machias and Jonesport. Read More


Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME

St. Joseph Hospital, in Bangor, has a full time opening in our Internal Medicine group (for Ambulatory only practice). Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield. Read More


Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  Read More


Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.   Read More


Physician - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery.  Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More


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