Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/26/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8
•  MaineHealth & Anthem to Form Joint Insurance Venture
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  CDC: Many Adults Skip Diabetes Meds Due to Cost
•  Home Health Changes in CMS Rules: Implications for Primary Diagnosis
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Gene Screening
•  CDC Videos on Discussing Vaccines With Parents, Patients
•  AMA Urges CMS to Reduce Administrative Burden on Physicians
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
•  Legislature Returns to Augusta for a Day August 26th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: September 10th at the Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: MICIS Fall Presentations
•  VA Maine Healthcare System to Host Community Mental Health Summit on MAT September 11th
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

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.

 Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.

Our mission is to collect unused/discarded medical supplies from local medical facilities and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need. This work limits the negative impact we have on the environment and provides much-needed resources to the developing world. To support our work in improving health conditions around the world, we send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries, and we educate our local Maine community about global health issues. 

PWH 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, specifically, in the areas of:

  • Surgery: all aspects of OR medical supplies and equipment
  • Respiratory: any and all aspects
  • Anesthesia
  • Laparoscopic surgery: advice on the proper components of a “tower”
  • Cardiology

Please note: this request is not for ongoing time commitment but rather for a few hours of a professional’s time to help organize certain supplies appropriately.

While PWH receives tens of thousands of pounds of equipment/supplies from hospitals and clinics, there are certain critical items always in short supply.

For more information, contact volunteer Rita Zanichkowsky at rznct@maine.rr.com or 207-232-3264, or contact Partners directly at 774-5555.  Thank you! 

https://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/