Colonial Health Care in Lincoln and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor are recipients of the 2015 National Quality Award for performance excellence in long-term and post-acute care. The National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), includes three distinct levels of performance excellence: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Stillwater Health Care is awarded the Silver – Achievement in Quality
and Colonial Health Care is awarded the Bronze – Commitment to Quality
. The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation as models of excellence in their commitment to providing exceptional care to those they serve.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE is pleased to announce Nancee Bender, RN, PhD has joined EMHS as the system’s first vice president of Clinical Performance and chief patient safety officer.
All eight EMHS hospitals are again at the forefront of using information technology to improve health data security and patient engagement. That is according to the results of a 2015 survey published by the American Hospital Association.
EMHS maintains its investment-grade credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service even as the bond-rating agency downgraded the system’s debt to Baa2 from Baa1. In maintaining the investment-grade rating, Moody’s cited EMHS’ moderate amount of debt compared to its size, its strong footprint across the state of Maine, and the positive effects of Leadership Reinvented and other systemwide management and governance improvements.
At the request of Senator Susan Collins (RME) a leader from Beacon Health, a member of EMHS, is testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Aging, in Washington DC.