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September 24, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Numbers for First Half of 2018
Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts
MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator
US Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Gag Clauses for PBMs
2019 CPT Code Set Released
MEJP, Speaker Gideon Urge CMS to Approve MaineCare Expansion
Richard A. Evans, M.D. Honored as Outgoing Chair of New England Delegation to AMA
MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training
MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program
12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Health Care for Maine Conference October 1
Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program beginning October 4th - Applications close 9/28.
Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26
Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9
Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
BC/BE Family Physician
Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
Internal Medicine Physician
Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts

[from MaineHealth]

Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who oversaw the state of Maine’s public health initiatives for 15 years, will lead efforts to create healthier communities for 1.1 million people across Maine and New Hampshire. 

Portland, Maine ­– MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest healthcare provider, has tapped a well-known and highly regarded public health leader to drive its community health efforts on behalf of the 1.1 million people in its service area in Maine and New Hampshire. 

Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who for 15 years starting in 1996 served as Maine’s State Health Officer and Director of the Maine CDC, will join MaineHealth in November as senior vice president, community health. She replaces Deborah Deatrick, leader of MaineHealth’s community health efforts for the past 20 years, who plans to retire in January. 

“We are both fortunate and excited to have Dr. Mills joining our team,” said William Caron, president of MaineHealth. “Deb Deatrick has established our organization as a national leader in promoting health and wellness, and Dr. Mills is uniquely qualified to build on that work supporting our vision of ‘working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.’” 

Since its founding 20 years ago, MaineHealth, under Deatrick’s direction, has established itself as a leader in promoting health and wellness in the communities it serves. Among the initiatives undertaken are a series of programs created in coordination with community stakeholders to address some of our most pressing public health needs. These include the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, Raising Readers, Let’s Go!, CarePartners and MedAccess, and a statewide approach to Community Health Needs Assessments at local hospitals that is a model for the rest of the country.

 “This is a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in Maine and Carroll County, N.H.,” said Mills. “Always during my time working in public health in Maine, we could count on MaineHealth to be a leader in promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing our most pressing public health concerns. Now, in this role, I get to drive those efforts in partnership with government and community organizations.”

Mills joins MaineHealth from the University of New England, where she was vice president of clinical affairs. Mills joined UNE in 2011 during a critical period of growth for the university. During her time there, she led clinical education and practice initiatives, working to establish and strengthen relationships between UNE and its clinical affiliates, especially health systems and federally qualified health centers in northern New England. Mills also grew UNE’s grant-funded public health programs from $2 million to $8.5 million per year in external funding, and served in several leadership capacities, including oversight of UNE’s Master’s of Public Health program and as interim vice president for Research and Scholarship. She was a frequent and effective external spokesperson for UNE, speaking at numerous conferences and regularly commenting on public health issues in the media. 

For 15 years prior to joining UNE, Mills served as State Health Officer and Director of the Maine CDC, first serving in the administration of Gov. Angus King and later as part of Gov. John Baldacci’s leadership team. In her time with the state, Mills established herself as Maine’s leading voice with respect to public health, speaking frequently on matters ranging from the H1N1 flu pandemic to childhood obesity to tobacco cessation and more. 

A native of Farmington and a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Mills holds a medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard University School of Public Health. 

Mills began her medical career as hospitalist pediatrician at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., and later practiced as a pediatrician in her hometown at Pine Tree Medical Associates, part of Farmington-based Franklin Community Health Network.


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