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

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  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
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Final Legislative Call of the Session This Tuesday, April 24th
•  Legislative Report: Adjournment?
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  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
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  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

 

Consumers for Affordable Health Care to Honor MMA EVP Gordon Smith at 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 7th

The health care advocacy organization will honor Jack Comart, Trish Riley, and Gordon Smith with its 2018 Distinguished Health Care Hero Awards at the event planned at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell.  See below if you would like to attend.

Consumers for Affordable Health Care, the Augusta-based, statewide advocacy organization will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with an event scheduled on Thursday, June 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell.  In addition to recognizing Jack Comart, Trish Riley, and Gordon Smith with the Distinguished Health Care Hero Awards, CAHC will honor Liz Harmon and Martha Morrison with Individual Health Care Hero Awards and the Mainers for Health Care Leadership Team and Maine Providers Standing Up for Health Care with Organizational Health Care Hero Awards.  

 The MMA congratulates Gordon and all the awardees on receipt of these awards.  The MMA appreciates its long collaborative relationship with Consumers for Affordable Health Care and congratulates it on the 30-year milestone in its advocacy work.  You can find registration information for the event here.