Four EMHS hospitals have been named as Top Rural Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Inland Hospital in Waterville, and Sebasticook Valley Health in Pittsfield are among nine hospitals in Maine and 22 nationwide honored with the quality award. Leapfrog measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.
We are pleased to share that EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE
, is recognized as one of “300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.”
The 300 list, published annually by Becker's Hospital Review, recognizes healthcare leaders from hospitals and health systems across the country.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood is pleased to announce that Doug Michael, from Mount Desert Island, has accepted the position as chief community health and grants officer for EMHS. Michael is the former executive director and founder of Healthy Acadia, a charitable community health organization serving rural Hancock and Washington counties.
EMHS was recently ranked as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine. Specifically, the EMHS Home Office is ranked eighth in the state for large companies employing more than 250 employees. Recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on October 10 in Portland, Maine, EMHS is also profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz.
The City of Brewer and EMHS celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dougherty Recreational Complex, on Friday, October 11, 2013. The recreational complex will include renovations to three existing baseball fields, as well as construction of a 1/3 mile paved walking trail, a multipurpose athletic field, a new playground, parking lot, and installation of many other amenities.
Effective today, Mercy Health System of Maine, including Mercy Hospital and VNA Home Health Hospice, is the newest member of EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems).