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June 17, 2019

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Health & Human Services Committee Welcomes New CDC Director

Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine's new CDC director, was welcomed last week by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee.


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Maine CDC and Others Respond to Rapid Influx of Asylum Seekers

The Maine CDC, led by its new director Dr. Nirav Shah in his first days on the job, has responded quickly and in strength to the recent influx of asylum seekers from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo into the Portland community.

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More Maine Hospital Mergers

"Merger fever" is not confined to large, national health insurers. This week saw significant developments in hospital merger talks in Maine.

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This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA

Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds. [This article is updated weekly.]

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Final Federal Pain Task Force Report Released

The U.S. DHHS has released the report of its Interagency Pain Task Force, with proposals backed strongly by the AMA.

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Physicians Take Steps Against Opioid Epidemic, Mortality Continues to Rise Nationally

A new AMA report on opioids highlights the limited effects of mandates to stem an epidemic that claims about 130 people every day—underscoring the immediate need for policymakers to focus on removing barriers to evidence-based treatment.

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MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 18th

The Maine Legislature is winding down, with over 1840 bills printed. As we approach statutory adjournment date (June 19th), voting on bills increases and committee work is essentially complete. The final MMA Legislative call for this year will be Tuesday, June 18th, at 8 p.m.

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Legislative Session Winding Down, Budget Passes, and Other State House Highlights of the Week

A summary of the MMA's legislative advocacy at the Maine State House last week.

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Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

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Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program

Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

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2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland

National Government Services, serving as your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), is dedicated to providing superior customer service and is committed to finding new ways to improve upon that service. We appreciate your commitment to excellence, your efforts in working with us and in serving our beneficiary community. As a result, we are inviting you to participate in the annual ‘National Government Services Listening Tour’. Meeting sites have been set up by state and you are invited to attend the location nearest you.
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Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019

Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings -  3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019. Read More

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering two training programs in 2019. The first will be June 21 in Waterville at Colby College. And the second on October 29 in South Portland at the Double Tree hotel as the Youth Concussion track at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Read More

2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit - July 15th

The 2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit being held on July 15, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center and is now open for registrations.  Read More

ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st

The 2019 ACU Annual Conference entitled "Stronger Teams, Healthier Communities" is set to take place July 28th through July 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope you will join us for this special occasion. Read More

2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers. 

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Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations

2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

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Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle.  This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.
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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Belgrade Regional Health Center seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) to provide primary care to people of all ages. As a NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home, the health center offers accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services.
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BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.
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Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine

Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
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Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

Northern Light 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


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

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More

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