Maine Medicine Weekly Update - August 20, 2018
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Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System

Governor LePage has declared his intention to ask legislators to return to consider several bills from his office on the topic in the wake of highly publicized child abuse and neglect tragedies earlier this year.

The MMA has been concerned about the potential that physicians and other health care practitioners will be affected by bills seeking to amend the long-standing child abuse and neglect reporting laws.  In the most recent newsworthy cases, no one has asserted a failure to meet reporting obligations by a health care practitioner.  

 Earlier today, the MMA received news that the legislature would return to Augusta to consider the Governor's bills tomorrow, but then we were advised that the legislature likely will return next Thursday, August 30th.  The MMA has alerted the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine Academy of Family Physicians to be prepared to participate in this debate.  

The Child Protective Services system was on the agenda of the Government Oversight Committee which had previously received a report from the state Office of Program Evaluation & Governmental Accountability (OPEGA). 

To find the OPEGA report, look under "OPEGA Reports" on the left hand side of the web site.

 The MMA understands that one bill with funding implications is in the possession of the Appropriations Committee and that several other bills still are in the Revisor's Office and are likely to be referred to the HHS Committee because they deal with Title 22, the health and human services statutes.  One of these bills will make a failure to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect a Class E crime while another apparently will attempt to further define or clarify a "reasonable cause to suspect child abuse and neglect."  The MMA anticipates that these bills will be made public some time this week, but interested parties will have very little time to analyze them before developing a position and public comment as hearings by the HHS Committee could be scheduled prior to the Thursday session next week.

The MMA will be engaged in the legislature's debate of these bills along with the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, and other interested physicians.  If you would like to be involved in this advocacy, please contact Gordon Smith, EVP, at gsmith@mainemed.com or by cell phone at 207-215-7461, or Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel, at amaclean@mainemed.com or by cell phone at 207-215-7462.

 

 

MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting

At the Association's 165th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, the membership will vote on bylaw amendments which would authorize the establishment of both a medical student section and resident section within the MMA governance structure.

The vote will take place during the annual business meeting of the membership which will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 am on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2018.  The meeting takes place in the Pool Building adjacent to the Bar Harbor Club and Harborside Hotel.  All MMA members are invited to attend and there is no registration fee to attend the business meeting.  The registration fee to attend the Saturday session including the 3.5 hours of CME is $100.  Registration is available on the MMA website (see related article on Annual Session).

 
The proposed amendment to the bylaws has been posted to the Association website and can be reviewed there.  Or, a copy can be sent to any member requesting the language.  Simply send your request to Diane McMahon at dmcmahon@mainemed.com.
 
Medical Students in the Tufts University School of Medicine - Maine Track and and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine have been meeting regularly as a group and participating in MMA activities.  Officers have been elected and several events have already taken place, but the vote at the Annual Meeting is required to officially establish the role of medical students in the organization.  The proposed amendment also authorizes the creation of a resident section which, if passed, will be formed in 2019.  Both sections will have an active role in the sections of the AMA.

MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations

The MMA Headquarters, the Frank Stred building, is in the middle of significant renovations that will improve members' meeting experience.

The Frank O. Stred Building is undergoing the most substantial renovations since it was built in 1987.  The focus of the renovation project is the large conference room (the board room) on the second floor of the building.  The project has three phases which have been approved by the MMA board.  The first phase will make the building accessible to individuals with disabilities by the installation of railings leading to the front entrance and an automatic door.  It includes installation of a wheelchair lift to the second floor.  Within the large conference room itself, the first phase renovations include two new air conditioning units, a new ceiling and improved lighting, and new electrical wiring to support a state-of-the-art AV system.  This phase also replaces the ceilings and lighting throughout the offices on the first floor.  Phase 2 of the project is the AV system designed to improve meeting participants' experience when they come in person and for those who must participate remotely.  Phase 3 of the project will be new carpet, paint, window treatments, and furniture in the large conference room.

The renovation project is overseen by an Ad Hoc Committee of board members Richard Flowerdew, M.D., Michael Parker, M.D., and Susan Woods, M.D. and staffed by Diane McMahon and Andrew MacLean.  J.F. Scott Construction of Waterville is the General Contractor and Pro AV of Portland has designed and will install the AV system.

 We expect the project to be complete in the early Fall.  Enjoy the "under construction" pictures below!

 

 

The front walk is being prepared for the addition of ADA compliant hand rails.

Interior modifications include improved lighting in all work and public spaces along with replacement of irreparable ceiling tiles.

 

CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017

“The American Medical Association (AMA) called on policymakers . . . to support proven approaches to treat opioid use disorder.” Patrice A. Harris, M.D., chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force, said, “We know what works.” Dr. Harris added, “We can point to states where making access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) has been a priority, and the mortality rates are doing down.

 

 

[from AMA Morning Rounds]

In a front-page story, the New York Times (8/15, A1, Sanger-Katz) reports that drug overdoses killed more than 72,000 Americans in 2017, a rise of about 10 percent from the year prior, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. The rising death toll “reflects two major factors: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and those drugs are becoming more deadly.” Experts who are monitoring the epidemic point to the increase in synthetic opioids like fentanyl “most likely explains the bulk of the increased number of overdoses last year.” According to the CDC estimates, “overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids rose sharply, while deaths from heroin, prescription opioid pills and methadone fell.”

The Washington Post (8/15, Ingraham) reports the CDC “cautions that these figures are early estimates based on monthly death records processed by the agency.” The deaths are geographically distributed similarly to how they have been in past years, with Appalachia and New England showing the highest mortality rates. The highest rates were “seen in West Virginia, with 58.7 overdose deaths for every 100,000 residents. The District of Columbia (50.4), Pennsylvania (44.1), Ohio (44.0) and Maryland (37.9) rounded out the top five.” The CDC data also show, despite the nationwide increase, “overdose rates fell in a number of states, including North Dakota and Wyoming, compared with the prior year. Particularly significant were the decreases in Vermont and Massachusetts, two states with relatively high rates of overdose mortality.”

Fortune (8/15, Mukherjee) reports the nearly 72,000 overdose deaths “outpaced fatalities from suicide, or from influenza and pneumonia, which claimed about 44,000 and 57,000 lives, respectively, in 2016.”

Meanwhile, according to a press release, “The American Medical Association (AMA) called on policymakers...to support proven approaches to treat opioid use disorder.” Patrice A. Harris, M.D., chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force, said, “We know what works.” Dr. Harris added, “We can point to states where making access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) has been a priority, and the mortality rates are doing down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provisional numbers yet again underscore that this epidemic will not be reversed until we deal with access issues and stigma associated with opioid misuse.”

For more information about how to help reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic, visit the AMA’s microsite, End the Opioid Epidemic.

 

Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises

The MMA congratulates Medical Mutual on this achievement!  The company is MMA's endorsed provider of professional liability coverage for members.

 Medical Mutual President & CEO, Frank W. Lavoie, M.D., M.B.A., announced the A.M. Best rating upgrade from A- to A in a letter to policyholders dated August 16, 2018.  Dr. Lavoie expressed his thanks and appreciation for the partnership between the company's staff and policyholders in the efforts that led to the first "A" rating by A.M. Best in the company's founding 40 years ago.  He also cited conservative financial management, strong risk management, and the quality of care provided by Medical Mutual insureds as critical to this achievement.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry

Dr. Dervilla McCann notes a lack of awareness of this genetic condition at every level of the medical community.

 

An article in the Lewiston Sun Journal states that the condition is ten times more common among those with French Canadian ancestry than it is in the general population. According to Cat Davis Ahmed, vice president of policy and outreach at the FH Foundation, significant gains have been made in treating this condition once it is identified.

Given the many pockets of French ancestry persons in Maine, clinicians would be well advised to keep an eye out for this condition, since individuals who get copies of the gene from both parents may well begin to develop heart disease in childhood.

Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism

A study of 80,000 youngsters “over a four-year period” at Kaiser Permanent found “no association between the prenatal Tdap (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough) vaccine and autism spectrum disorder.”

 

[from the AMA Morning Rounds]

The Washington Post (8/13, Bever) reports that after studying some 80,000 youngsters “over a four-year period,” Kaiser Permanente researchers found “no association between the prenatal Tdap (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough) vaccine and autism spectrum disorder when looking at tens of thousands of children.” The findings were published online Aug. 13 in Pediatrics.

 

New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform

 See more about the AMA's prior authorization efforts.  At the urging of the MMA, the 128th Legislature enacted a prior authorization reform bill, L.D. 1032, in the 2018 session, but the Governor vetoed the bill.  The MMA anticipates another legislative effort on prior authorization reform during the First Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.

The AMA recently launched FixPriorAuth.org, a new website dedicated to spurring grassroots advocacy for prior authorization reform. The website targets physician and patient audiences, with online experiences that detail prior authorization burdens from both perspectives. The physician and patient tracks end with a common "share your story" call to action, and the AMA will be leveraging the collected anecdotes in its prior authorization advocacy.

The website's story gallery offers a powerful overview of the patient and physician experiences gathered to date and will be continually updated with newly submitted examples of how prior authorization impacts both patient care and practice workloads. The website also includes a resources section that links to news stories and various AMA educational and advocacy tools on this issue. Follow the Physicians Grassroots Network's Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date on the campaign to #FixPriorAuth.

MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.

Maine's favorite medical historian Richard Kahn, M.D. of Rockland will present at the next MMA Senior Section meeting on Wednesday, August 22. His talk will be on "Diseases of the District of Maine, 1780-1820,",an unpublished manuscript by Dr. Jeremiah Baker that Dr. Kahn has reviewed and enhanced.

 

Any MMA member, retired or working, is welcome to attend the talk but please RSVP to Lisa Martin at lmartin@mainemed.com as lunch will be available beginning at 11:00 am so an accurate number of attendees is needed for catering purposes. The luncheon and presentation will be held at the Maine Dental Association across the parking lot from the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester which houses the MMA offices. The MMA conference room is currently undergoing a significant makeover as part of the effort to make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 
 

Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor

The keynote speakers and CME program for the Association's 165th Annual Session in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, 2018 is the strongest in many years. Make plans now to join your colleagues for a weekend of education, networking and fun. The Honorable George Mitchell and former director of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli are the keynote speakers.

 

The program begins with an opening night reception at 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 7 (note that the MMA Board meets earlier, at 3:00 pm). Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell speaks at 6:00 pm. The Saturday morning business meeting begins at 7:30am followed by Michael Botticelli's keynote presentation at 10:00 am. His presentation is followed by two panels focusing on strategies to address the opioid/heroin/fentanyl crisis and alternatives to opioids for pain, including medical marijuana and acupuncture.

 
Saturday evening will feature the Annual Dinner with several awards being presented and a new President-elect being introduced. 50 year pins will also be given to those members attending who are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their graduation from medical school.  
 
Sunday morning the 38th running of the Edmund Hardy, M.D. Road Race will begin promptly at 7:00 am (course is about 3 miles and walkers are welcome). The educational program beings at 8:00am with a panel of physician executives leading hospital organizations in Maine. At 9:00am the meeting concludes with a forum featuring the four gubernatorial candidates. The meeting concludes by 11:00am Sunday.
 
A special thank you to the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership which is facilitating two of the three CME panels.
 
Register now on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com. Although the Harborside Hotel is sold out, several other facilities within walking distance of the meeting are available and staff at the MMA office can assist members with securing alternate housing (622-3374 and press 0 for assistance).

MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available

During the two sessions of the 128th Legislature, the Maine Medical Association advocacy team monitored well over 300 pieces of legislation involving some aspect of healthcare. With the session now nearly concluded, MMA attorneys are available to present a one hour CME talk on the new laws of which physicians need to be aware.

 

This is a one-hour, in-person presentation that will cover all bills that have become law related to health care over the last two years. Any last minute work the Legislature does this week will be added, so that a complete review will be available.

Medical practices, medical staffs or specialty societies interested in the presentation should contact MMA EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. via e-mail to gsmth@mainemed.com.

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

UPCOMING SPECIALTY SOCIETY MEETINGS

September 8, 2018

The following meetings are taking place in conjunction with MMA’s Annual Meeting at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor, ME:

Maine Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians Meeting – 2:00pm
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Meeting
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or maine@mainefacs.org   

Maine Radiological Society Meeting – 2:00pm
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com 

Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

Maine Urological Association Meeting – 1:00pm
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

September 21, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Executive Council Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

September 21, 2018

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting
(Held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME from 10:30am – 11:45am
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

September 21-23, 2018

17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium
(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)

Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

October 18-19, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Fall Program
Meeting the Mental and Physical Health Needs of Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Maine
DoubleTree Hotel – South Portland, ME – Thursday – 5:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743f or dpoulin@mainemed.com

November 15, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Executive Council Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com  

December 12, 2018

Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Meeting
Portland Regency Hotel – Portland, ME – 5:00 pm
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

February 23-24, 2019

Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Winter Meeting – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sugarloaf Hotel & Conference Center – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

May 10, 2019

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting
Harraseeket Inn – Freeport, ME from 11:30am – 5:00pm
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

May 18-19, 2019

Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 Spring Conference
Point Lookout – Northport, ME
Contact: Dee Kerry at 207-480-4185 or dakerry@aap.net

 

MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn

All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.

 

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective. All its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not. No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.  

MICIS, a program of the Maine Medical Association, is scheduling five 3-hour presentations on opioid prescribing in different regions of the state which are designed to fulfill this requirement.  

Registration is open for: 

BREWER: Tuesday, August 21 at Jeff's Catering - 5-8:30pm  Register Here   

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Gordon Smith, Esq.

 

AUBURN: Wednesday, September 12 at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 5-8:30pm   Register Here

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN

 

For registration information on upcoming dates, check the MMA Weekly Update or www.micismaine.org.

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 at the Augusta Civic Center

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 at Village By The Sea

PORTLAND: Monday, November 26 at Fireside Inn

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here: (1) review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, (2) understand morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), (3) Assess alternative treatments for acute and chronic pain

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities: (1) review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care, (2) understand benefits of buprenorphine prescribing, anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

    Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine: learn about recent changes in (1) Maine statutes related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (2) rules from licensing boards related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (3) rules from Maine DHHS relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association. 

    This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. 

    The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com

    MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22

    MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.

     

    Please share the attached flyer with your provider networks. It is free and open to all medical staff. People can register (as well as get on the waitlist for the next training) by emailing Shane Gallagher at Shane.Gallagher@mainegeneral.org .

     

    17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018

    Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

     

    Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. The Symposium will offer 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits, 

    The Symposium is open to ophthalmologists across the country, so please feel free to share.

    Click here for more information.  You can also register online easily and securely.

    Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions

    The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.   

     

    IDENTIFYING SUBSTANCE ABUSE EARLY SAVES LIVES!

    Maine AAP offering regional training for Pediatric Providers

    SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing

    The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.  Plan to join us for the session in your region. 

    Confirmed Dates for all sessions:

     Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston - REGISTER NOW

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Presque Isle/Northern Maine 

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Bangor

    Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Machias

    Saturday, April 6, 2018 - Saco/Biddeford

    Please save the date if you are interested in one of the other area trainings - these are confirmed locations and dates and registration will open when the venues are secured. 

    Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups.

     

    Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.  

    Enrollment is OPEN

     Advance Practice Professional

    Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)

    Course Begins Fall 2018 in Lewiston, ME

    Enrollment Limited to 20 APPs

    The role of Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of healthcare services has never been more important. APPs are a vital and precious resource in every corner of our state and their integral inclusion in care teams requires them to pull upon leadership and management skills often not covered in their training.

    The Hanley Center has heard loud and clear the desire and need for a leadership development course specifically for APPs across Maine.  We have tailored our well-respected physician PELI Foundational Course to suit the leadership development challenges that Advanced Practice Professionals face. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the following core competency areas, empowering them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

    ·        Systems awareness

    ·        Strategic focus

    ·        Management/business skills

    ·        Self-awareness

    ·        Interpersonal skills

    ·        Healthcare trends

    ·        Teamwork and collaboration

    The Course consists of six two-evening sessions and four 90-minute intersessions taking place over one year. The two-evening sessions take place on consecutive evenings once every other month, with the intersessions scheduled on the off-months.

    Location

    LePage Room, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

    93 Campus Avenue

    Lewiston, ME 04240

    Our thanks to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for sharing their space for this important initiative. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a fantastic venue enabling easy access for participants coming from Portland and Southern Maine, the Midcoast area, Western Maine, and both the Augusta and Waterville areas.

    Course Calendar

    Sessions 1 – 6, Mondays and Tuesdays: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Intersession Learning Seminars (ILS), Wednesdays: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

    Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm on each night.

    o  Session 1:           October 1-2, 2018

    o  ILS 1:                   November 19, 2018

    o  Session 2:           December 3-4, 2018

    o  ILS 2:                   January 7, 2019

    o  Session 3:           February 11-12, 2019

    o  Session 4:           April 8-9, 2019

    o  ILS 3:                   May 13, 2019

    o  Session 5:           June 10-11, 2019

    o  ILS 4:                   July 15, 2019

    o  Session 6:           September 9-10, 2019

    We anticipate awarding 40 hours of Category One CME for their participation in the full program.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

    Tuition: $4,500 (plus $300 shared cost of food)

    Enrollment Deadline: August 1, 2018

    To enroll, please visit: https://hanleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/zyw703w1tendio/

    To learn more, please contact Judiann Smith, Executive Director atjudiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org (207-615-6253) or Kathy Vezina, Associate Executive Director at kathrynvezina@hanleyleadership.org (207-553-9854).

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  www.hanleyleadership.org

     

    Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

    Save the date for the NNESAM 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont November 2 & 3, 2018.

    SAVE THE DATE

    Northern New England Society

    of Addiction Medicine

    2018

    Annual Conference & Meeting

    November 2 & 3, 2018

    (Friday evening, all day Saturday)

    Conference registration forms will be available later

    Trapp Family Lodge

    Stowe, Vermont

    www.trappfamily.com – please contact the Lodge for reservations

    Conference rate:  $187, rate available for 11/4 and 11/5

    Please request conference rate for NNESAM

     

    Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th

    Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

    Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

    DATE: November 14, 2018

    LOCATION: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

    AGENDA:
      7:45 - Participant and Exhibitor Registration Poster Set-up
      8:15 - Welcome
      8:30 - Top 10 - Updates and Epidemiolog and STDs - Dr. Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP
    10:45 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
    11:00 - Antibiotic Stewardship - Minkey Wungwattana, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
    12:00 - Lunch & Pump Handle Awards, Visit Exhibitors & Posters
      1:15 - Infectious Disease Hazards of Occupational and Recreational Needle Use - Panel Discussion
      2:15 - Tuberculosis Diagnosis - Prevention and Treatment - Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD
      3:15 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
      3:30 - What About Rabies? - Rachel Fiske, DVM
      4:30 - Adjourn
    Please check the event website for agenda updates and additional speaker information.

    Continuing Education:

    • Nurse Continuing Education
    • Continuing Medical Education
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Academy Family Physicians Continuing Education
    • Pharmacy Continuing Education
    • General Continuing Education

    Intended Audience:

    • Healthcare Providers - Immunization Program Staff, Clinicians, Hospital & Nursing Leaders, Health Policy Makers, Public Health Workers, Healthcare Administrators, Infection Control Practitioners, Pharmacists and Laboratorians.
    • Medical Office Staff - Practice Managers, Nurses, Case Managers, Medical Assistants, Health Educators, Pharmacy and Laboratory Staff.
    • Others interested in emerging infectious diseases of public health significance including public health educators, partners in public health, and students of public health, nursing or medicine.

    Questions should be directed to 207-626-3615 or adcare@adcareme.org.

    For more information and to register online visit:  http://www.cvent.com/d/4gqcxk

    Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.

     

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    Innovation & Strategy in Health Care:

    Leading Change

    NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES

    Carefully Created Exclusively for Hanley Alumni

    If you’re ready for more depth in your Leadership Development, we hope you’ll be as excited as we are that we are partnering with Jon Chilingerian, PhD, Academic Director of Hanley’s PELI Advanced Course, and a few of his hand-picked faculty from Brandeis University’s Heller School to Launch our First Ever Leadership Seminar Series

    Enrollment is limited to the first 45 ALUMNI.

    Enroll here:  https://hanleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/z1qv3tf40njjnvu/

    Seminar Dates:  Friday, September 21, 2018

                                    Friday, October 19, 2018

                                    Friday, November 9, 2018

    LOCATION:  The Daniel, Brunswick, Maine, 8:00-5:00 with lunch and networking time provided 12:00-1:00 each day.

    We anticipate awarding up to 24 Category One CME credits.

    Enrollment DEADLINE is Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

    • Of COURSE, you need to bring new and innovative ideas and strategies to your leadership
    • Of COURSE, you want to revitalize your ability to lead transformative change
    • Without A DOUBT, you’ve shared that you want a way to build and rekindle your Hanley Center network of colleagues

    In collaboration with Jon Chilingerian, Professor at Brandeis University and key academic partner in the Hanley Center’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute Advanced Course, the Hanley Center is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.  Innovation is a vast subject that requires strategic thinking, reflective practice, experimentation, parallel organizations planning, and organizational learning.  We examine how to design and build organizations and teams that excel at innovation. 

    Participants will analyze the principles of leadership that they can apply both within and outside of established organizations, as well as develop an appreciation of the complex issues related to founding, launching, and financing new service ideas, process improvements, and entrepreneurial ventures.

    Session Content Includes:

    • The Courage to Listen:  Leading Innovative and Transformative Culture Change in Complex Health Care Organizations
    • Developing a Strategic Service Visions & Design Thinking
    • Stakeholder Alignment and Innovation Systems
    • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

    For more detailed curriculum information, go to:  https://www.hanleyleadership.org/news/69/122/Seminar-Series/

    Each learning sessions will enable participants to analyze principles of strategic thinking to innovative ideas in healthcare management; analyze how to move innovative ideas from concept to implementation; and develop skills for leading change.        

    COST:  $1600 for the SERIES with payment due upon receipt of invoice in early August 2018. 

    To enable a true cohort experience, enrollment must be for the full seminar series.  Thus, enrollment in individual sessions is not an option.

     

    Enrollment is OPEN

     Advance Practice Professional

    Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)

    Course Begins Fall 2018 in Lewiston, ME

    Enrollment Limited to 20 APPs

    We are delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership's inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.

    The role of Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of healthcare services has never been more important. APPs are a vital and precious resource in every corner of our state and their integral inclusion in care teams requires them to pull upon leadership and management skills often not covered in their training.

    The Hanley Center has heard loud and clear the desire and need for a leadership development course specifically for APPs across Maine.  We have tailored our well-respected physician PELI Foundational Course to suit the leadership development challenges that Advanced Practice Professionals face. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the following core competency areas, empowering them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

    ·         Systems awareness

    ·         Strategic focus

    ·         Management/business skills

    ·         Self-awareness

    ·         Interpersonal skills

    ·         Healthcare trends

    ·         Teamwork and collaboration

    The Course consists of six two-evening sessions and four 90-minute intersessions taking place over one year. The two-evening sessions take place on consecutive evenings once every other month, with the intersessions scheduled on the off-months.

     

    Any questions, contact:

    Judiann Smith, Executive Director

    judiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org

    207-615-6253

    Kathy Vezina, Associate Executive Director

    kathrynvezina@hanleyleadership.org

    207-553-9854

    Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni

    The Hanley Center’s newest leadership development initiative, the Next Level Leadership Seminar Series, focused on Innovation in Leadership is filling up!  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain more depth in your leadership skills, reconnect with the Hanley alumni network and build new relationships.   

    ATTENTON McAFEE FELLOWS & PELI FOUNDATIONAL & HLD ALUMNI!

    EXCLUSIVE HANLEY ALUMNI OPPORTUNITY

    The Hanley Center is very excited to be partnering again with Jon Chilingerian, PhD, Academic Director of Hanley’s PELI Advanced Course, and a few of his hand-picked faculty from Brandeis University’s Heller School to Launch our First Ever Leadership Seminar Series. 

    FMI: https://www.hanleyleadership.org/news/69/122/Seminar-Series/ 

    Enrollment is limited to the first 45 ALUMNI, so enroll today to save your seat!

    Enroll here:  https://hanleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/z1qv3tf40njjnvu/

    Seminar Dates:            Friday, September 21, 2018

                                          Friday, October 19, 2018

                                          Friday, November 9, 2018

    LOCATION:  The Daniel, Brunswick, Maine, 8:00-5:00 with lunch and networking time provided 12:00-1:00 each day.

    We anticipate awarding up to 24 Category One CME credits.

    Enrollment DEADLINE is Friday, July 13, 2018.  Call (207-615-6253) or email Judiann Smith (judiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org), Executive Director, with any questions.

     

    CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA

    Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

    When it comes to expanding your expertise on all things Medicare, you need to be up to date on the latest news. Join us for a one day workshop where you will learn from complex case work analyses and intriguing discussions. Learning from the expert attendees will better help prepare you in assisting beneficiaries when it comes to their Part C and Part D choices. There is no fee to attend.         

    The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 11th, 2018 at the RiverMills Center in Chicopee, MA, all day. There will also be a Café available.

    Registration: 9:00am-9:30am                                                            End Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm

    Location:         RiverMills Center            

                                            5 W Main St.

                                            Chicopee, MA 01020

    Nearby Hotels:

    Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee (1.4 mi)           Tru by Hilton Chicopee Springfield (1.2 mi)                           500 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020                                              440 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020

    Marriott.com/hotels                                                                  tru3.hilton.com

    (413) 331 - 4440                                                                                   (413) 331-5155

    Nearby Restaurants:

    Falls Pizza (0.2 mi)                                                                              China Star (0.2 mi)                                                                  1836, 103 Main Street, Chicopee, MA 01020                           80 Main Street, Chicopee MA, 01020                              (413) 594 – 9133                                                                                      (413) 598 – 0033

    For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at Maureen.Kerrigan@cmh.hhs.gov or Cynthia Phillips at Cynthia.Phillips@state.ma.us

     

    CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire

    Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

    Whether you’re building a foundation of basic Medicare knowledge, or you want to expand your expertise, there’s something for everyone. The workshop will be held for 2 days. You’re welcome to attend the entire 2-day workshop or you can choose to attend only one day. This 2-day workshop will mainly focus on preparing you to better assist beneficiaries about their Part C and D choices. There is no fee to attend.

                                                             

    The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 20-21, 2018 in Concord, NH from 9:30am-4:30pm on both days. Registration is mandatory and seating is limited.

    Location:       Brown Building       

                            129 Pleasant Street.

                            Concord, NH

    Nearby hotels:


    The Centennial Hotel (0.2 mi)

    96 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

    thecentennialhotel.com

    (603) 227-9000

    Fairfield Inn by Marriott Concord (1.6 mi)

    4 Gulf St, Concord, NH 03301

    marriott.com

    (603) 224-4011


    Nearby restaurants:

    Granite Restaurant & Bar (0.2 mi)

    96 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301

    (603) 227-9005

    Tucker’s (1.0 mi)

    80 South St., Concord, NH 03301

    (603) 413-5884


    NOTE: if attending both days, register for each day on Eventbrite.
    For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at Maureen.Kerrigan@cmh.hhs.gov

     

    Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

    Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center.

    Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience or clinical perioperative required.  Minimum of 2 years experience as a NP strongly preferred.  Graduate of an accredited NP program.  Current APRN licensure in the state of Maine.  Current PLS, ACLS and PALS required.  Qualified applicant may apply at www.brhcme.org or send CV to dadams@brhcme.org

    9/3/18

    Behavioral Health Consultant

    Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team as a Behavioral Health Consultant.

    Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team as a Behavioral Health Consultant. This position involves working with patients in a busy integrated primary care setting to more effectively manage the behavioral aspects of their physical/mental illnesses and/or chronic medical conditions. The individual holding this position needs to possess a high degree of flexibility and consultative/collaborative skills, while providing short, solution-focused assessments & intervention to a general patient population. 

    Applicant must possess a valid State of Maine licensed or be license eligible. Experience in a health care setting is preferred.

    Send resume to lwatson@svhc.org or mail to:

    Director of operations, Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068

    Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer organization.

    8/27/18

    Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations.  Selected candidates will join a growing team of over 50 cardiologists who provide inpatient, outpatient and consultative services. 

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is a growing practice, with office locations in Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston, Rockport, and Scarborough, and is affiliated with the nationally recognized cardiac services at Maine Medical Center and its parent organization MaineHealth. 

    This integrated practice includes Maine General Health, Maine’s third largest health care system.  The Alfond Center for Health, MaineGeneral Medical Center’s state-of-the art, 192-bed regional hospital, has a cardiac catheterization lab and full on site imaging, including echocardiography and nuclear testing.  The Augusta/Waterville practice consists of 9 cardiologists and 2 advanced practice providers.

    For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

    10/1/18

    Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area. 

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  The selected candidate will join 4 internal medicine physicians, 4 family medicine physicians and a geriatrician.

    Maine Medical Center has 637 licensed beds and is the state’s leading tertiary care hospital and Level I Trauma Center, with a full complement of residencies and fellowships and an integral part of Tufts University Medical School.  The position involves teaching and mentoring residents and medical students from the Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program.

    Situated on the Maine coast, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness.  Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community. 

    For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

    9/17/18

    Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

    Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 

    Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 

    • Provides direct clinical services in accordance with the highest standards of medical and nursing practices and in full accordance with health center policies and protocols.
    • Fully embraces and carries out all applicable NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards and Federally Qualified Health Center requirements.

    Applicants must have a Master’s degree in nursing, an unrestricted Maine license to practice as an adult, family or pediatric nurse practitioner, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license.  Qualifications include:

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a primary care medical practice required.
    • A working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.

    Visit www.yccac.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until position is filled.

    York County Community Action Corp.
    6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
    Sanford, ME 04073
    (207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762
    Fax (207)459-2811
    apply@yccac.org

    EOE

    9/17/18

    Medical Board Physician

    The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board.

    The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board. MainePERS administers a disability retirement program for eligible members of the Retirement System.   The Board of Trustees engages physicians as independent contractors to serve on a Medical Board.  That Board evaluates medical records and provides consultations to MainePERS and its hearing officers regarding the existence of diagnosable conditions and the presence and permanency of functional limitations in disability cases.

    This work is file review in conjunction with investigation and critical evaluation of detail, much of which can be done independently at home, with one meeting a month lasting 2-3 hours here at the Retirement System.   Physicians of the Medical Board must hold a Maine Physician’s license in good standing and be Board Certified in their area.  Medical Board physicians work under contract in an advisory capacity on an hourly fee basis.  Typical time commitment is approximately 25 hours per month with flexibility of scheduling.    This is a contract position and not eligible for benefits.

    To apply, please forward your Curriculum Vitae and introductory letter to HR@MainePERS.org or via mail to:

    Maine Public Employees Retirement System
    Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 349
    Augusta, Maine  04333-0349

    8/6/18

    Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine

    Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area.

    Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. This position allows for the medical director to apply leadership skills while partnering with health center staff and colleagues to provide optimal health care for our patients on a daily basis. Services on site include integrated primary care, dental services, family planning, mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, optometry, podiatry, social services support, sliding fee coverage, care management, radiology and lab services. NextGen EMR. Practice is outpatient only with no OB. On-call rotation is 4-5 times per month. NCQA Level III PCMH. Competitive salary and benefits package; physicians are eligible to apply for NHSC loan repayment. We are located in Porter, ME, between Portland and the White Mountains. Area is known for terrific four season recreational activities. Just two and one-half hours from Boston. Submit CV to: Linda Watson, Director of Operations or, (lwatson@svhc.org), Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068. EOE. www.svhc.org Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    10/8/18

    Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

    Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center.

    Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Our practice was the second in the nation to achieve “Patient-Centered Medical Home” status with NCQA. All physicians are NCQA-certified in diabetes and cardiac care. Our primary care network, largest in our area, has adopted a new practice model to include teams of one physician, one nurse practitioner, two registered nurses, and two medical assistants.

    Eastern Maine Medical Center is a 411-bed, regional, tertiary care and level II trauma center serving the more than 500,000 residents living in central, eastern, and northern Maine We offer a collegial atmosphere, cutting-edge EMR, generous vacation and CME benefit, flexible work schedule, and reasonable call schedule. No hospital call required. We also offer a relocation bonus and sign-on bonus in addition to our generous educational loan repayment program.

    Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.

    For confidential consideration, please contact:

    Amanda Klausing, AASPR, Physician Recruiter

    Eastern Maine Medical Center

    Phone: 207-973-5358

    ProviderJobs@emhs.org

     10/8/18


    Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

    PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department!

    PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department!

    • Provide care to seniors in post-acute care settings and in area long-term care facilities and serve as Medical Director in those facilities.
    • No call, no holidays, no nights or weekends.
    • Opportunity to mentor PA, NP, and DO students through partnerships with multiple university programs.
    Penobscot Community Health Care is a nationally recognized FQHC that focuses on patient-centered care, innovation and collaboration. For you, for your family, for our community. For more information, please contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator at (207)404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com.

    9/17/18

    Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

    PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care!

    PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care!

    • Come and join our team at Seaport Community Health Center and become a part of a vibrant and active coastal community!
    • Work and play minutes away from the flagship university of the University of Maine System by working at our Helen Hunt Health Center!
    • Become a part of the health center where it all began, Penobscot Community Health Center located in the heart of Bangor, Maine!

    We are the largest and most comprehensive FQHC in Maine and the 2nd largest in New England. PCHC offers family medicine, psychiatry, mental health, pediatrics, specialty services, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, lab, x-ray, and a large public health dental center -- all within our organization. If your passion is in community health, there is no place else to be. Questions? Contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator at (207)404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com.

    9/17/18

    Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

    Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices.

    The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicians to enhance health care services for Veterans.

    The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program that provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans. 

    If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.