Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/04/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  No on 1 Success!
•  Doctor Uses Reach of Social Media to Ease COVID-19 Pandemic Fears
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Maine DHHS Announces that Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will be Renamed to Office of Behavioral Health
•  2020 Census
•  H. Alan Hume, M. D., 93
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 10th
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th, 2020
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020
•  Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31, 2020
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  April 10th in Augusta: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

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.

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/