The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $4.05 million cooperative agreement to EMHS under the “Partnerships to Improve Community Health” Program. EMHS will lead a collaborative of eleven Healthy Maine Partnerships and other strategic community partners, serving seven northern Maine counties, in an ambitious three year initiative to improve population health in the region. Their work will reach more than 400,000 people.
Nationally, the healthcare delivery and reimbursement environment is rapidly transforming. To stay ahead of the curve, EMHS must proactively and strategically become more nimble and efficient to provide the best solutions for the health needs of our communities. During the last two years, EMHS member organizations have been working to “reinvent” how we provide care and how our many services and business functions can be redesigned and improved. Thus far, by working together, EMHS members have reviewed and developed new models for Human Resources, Credentialing, Legal Services, and now Information Systems.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) like EMHS Beacon Health are improving the quality of care for Medicare patients. CMS cited fostering greater collaboration between doctors, hospitals, and healthcare providers and keeping patients healthy rather than treating them when they were sick.
EMHS is pleased to welcome two new members to the senior leadership team: vice president, chief quality officer, and associate chief medical officer and vice president, Patient Engagement. These new roles will report to EMHS senior vice president and chief medical officer, Robert Thompson, MD and will be instrumental in helping to drive the system’s clinical performance, as well as strategically align expectations in quality and safety. A search is also currently underway for a vice president of Clinical Performance.
EMHS is pleased to announce the establishment of a chief medical information officer (CMIO) and chief nursing information officer (CNIO). Both positions will report directly to EMHS’ senior vice president and chief medical officer, Robert Thompson, MD.
The Sylvia Ross Home is a warm and inviting assisted living facility located at Ross Manor in Bangor. Now, through the Sylvia Ross Legacy Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible residents, more people are able to call Sylvia Ross “home.”