Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/01/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Testing Increases; DHHS Standing Order; MMA Continues to Seek State Assistance
•  Maine One of Only 14 States Testing Enough to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
•  Maine CDC Thursday Clinical Call Canceled
•  Maine CDC Issues Maine Health Alert Network (HAN) for COVID-19 Testing Specimens
•  Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information
•  CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Medicaid Payments Information
•  Prior Authorization Survey Findings Underscore Need for Legislative Action
•  Get Out The Vote, Physicians & Get Your Colleagues and Staff To Do The Same!
•  "Disease’s in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"
•  MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
•  Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am
•  NGS Webinar on 7/16
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities
•  Physician – MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME


MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Nominations for the 2020 award are due by July 31.  The award is presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.


The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year. The award was established in 2003 in recognition of the MMA's 150th anniversary.

Priority consideration is given to:

  • the nomination of a Maine physician who is a member of the Maine Medical Association
  • nominations submitted by members of the Maine Medical Association
  • nominations that, for international volunteering, include training people in other countries to provide care in their own communities.

Nominations for the 2020 Mary Cushman Award are due by July 31, 2020. The award is announced at the MMA's Annual Session in September and includes a $1,000 donation to the institution or organization of the recipient's choice.

2020 Mary Cushman Award Nomination Form