Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/23/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Opioid Prescribing for Pain Continues to Decline in Maine
•  MMA is 165 Years Old on Saturday, April 28, 2018
•  MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
•  MMA Board Meets on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
•  Hanley Center Health Leadership Development Class XI Graduates Twenty-nine Healthcare Leaders
•  MICIS: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  AMA, Specialty Societies Ask CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
•  Consumers for Affordable Health Care to Honor MMA EVP Gordon Smith at 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 7th
•  Maine Education Department Announces School Immunization Changes
•  24 Maine Hospitals Report Sentinel Events
•  Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st
•  Looking for Help in Paying for Medical School?
•  Take Control of Debt - April 24 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial
•  Final Legislative Call of the Session This Tuesday, April 24th
•  Legislative Report: Adjournment?
•  FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th
•  Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
•  Psychiatric Medical Director
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians


Hanley Center Health Leadership Development Class XI Graduates Twenty-nine Healthcare Leaders

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership on April 13, 2018 recognized twenty-nine leaders who had completed the most recent HLD class. In a program held at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, Sheila Hanley, MPH, one of four children of Daniel and Maria Hanley, offered congratulatory remarks.


MMA was proud to support Susan Kring's participation in the class. Susan is the MMA's Grants Manager and Outreach Director. 


Enrollment is now taking place for positions in the next HLD class which will begin in September. Information is available on the Center's website at
Congratulations to all 29 graduates, as follows:  
Louis M. Baca, MSN, RN
Jovin M. Bayingana, RN, MPH, MS
Monica M. Beaulieu, BA
Jeff Brown, MEd
Christina M. DeMatteo, DO
Clement Deveau, MSW, LCSW
Donald Dufour, MS
Sara Fitzgerald, MPH
Manual Gaidola
Kathleen Hastings, BS, RN, IBCLC
Amanda E. Hopkins, RD, LD
Marj Jones, MBA, CMPE
Jennifer Kent
Michelle King, BSN-BC, MEd
Rebecca Kingsbury, MBA
Susan Kring
Holly Lasagna, MA
Chris McLaughlin, LCSW
Fowsia Musse
Janice M. Nadeau, SPHR, ShRM-SC
Denise Needham, PharmD
Trish Niedorowski
Marc Ntunzwenimana, CCHI, CHOW, BHP
Matthew Orlando
Ana Ortega, LEED AP, BD+C
Gary W. Smith, MSA, CPA
Andrea Sockabasin
Danielle Sullivan, RN, BS
Carolyn Tranten