Evelyn S. Silver, PhD, a retired senior advisor to the president at the University of Maine, has been elected chair of the EMHS Board of Directors. The election was during the EMHS annual meeting held June 11 at EMHS Home Office in Brewer. Barry D. McCrum of Mars Hill was elected vice-chair.
Six EMHS hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2014 survey published by the American Hospital Association. Eastern Maine Medical Center and Sebasticook Valley Hospital were recognized in the healthcare’s most wired category, and TAMC, Acadia Hospital, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, and Inland Hospital were honored in the most wired – small and rural category. The six hospitals were among only nine in Maine to be recognized.
It is with great pride that we announce our Beacon Health Case Management program has received accreditation from NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance). Since 1990, NCQA has been considered the gold standard for improving healthcare across the country. Beacon Health is the first care delivery system to achieve this distinction.
The EMHS LiveSAFE program has funding available to assist seniors and disabled community members who may be in need of a help button, but are unable to afford this valuable lifesaving service.
EMHS is pleased to share that The Leapfrog Group has recognized Eastern Maine Medical Center, Inland Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and The Aroostook Medical Center with the top grade in patient safety.