What makes EMHS different from other healthcare delivery systems?
At EMHS, in the past few years, we have reinvented leadership and governance structures and decision-making processes to better address the remarkable evolution of healthcare delivery and reimbursement that is predominant in our present environment. This restructuring is critical to ensure our system is well poised to provide the people of Maine with the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.
Below are just a few highlights from this past year of initiatives that we believe are symbolic of the progress we continue to make:
EMHS continues to make healthcare transformation and population health come to life. Through our Difference in Care report, we share timely statistical improvement as well as show how we are energizing and engaging employees, patients, providers, and communities in this challenging effort.
We continue to work collaboratively at the national level, looking at not only making a difference in healthcare in Maine, but to be a change leader throughout the country. The Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative is creating resources necessary to propel the reinvention of our care model. In addition, our work in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (co-owned with Dartmouth, MaineHealth, and the University of Vermont Medical Center) this past year has been focused on sepsis care and prevention, patient engagement, and shared decision-making pilot projects.
In mid-2014, EMHS completed a Community Health Needs Assessment of the northern two-thirds of Maine—including the counties of Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, and Washington. This report is foundational and imperative to achieving our mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve, and we are busy building work plans with partners in each of these counties to address the findings of the assessment.
In addition, our community health work will advance as we embark on a three-year initiative to improve the health of Maine’s population in the seven most northern counties. This opportunity is made possible through a $4.05 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where EMHS will lead a collaborative of eleven Healthy Maine Partnerships and other strategic community partners to reduce barriers that affect health, such as improving access to healthy foods, increasing opportunities for physical activity, preventing and managing chronic diseases, and educating and empowering people to lead healthy lives.
This great work would not be possible without the efforts of the thousands of dedicated individuals who bring their talents and skills to EMHS sites of service across Maine. In addition, our team is superbly supported by more than 100 volunteer board members who give countless hours of guidance on behalf of their communities. Change is never easy, but all of us at EMHS are determined to create a healthcare delivery system of the future as we pursue our 2020 vision to be a nationally recognized model of excellence in healthcare.
Affiliated, a taxable holding company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMHS. Affiliated has several subsidiaries and is a member in four joint venture limited liability companies.
The first joint venture if 50% investment in MedComm, LLC, a medical communications company located in Bangor, Maine that is owned equally with one other private investor. The second joint venture is a 7.5% investment in Intellicare Maine, LLS, another medical communications company located in southern Maine. The third joint venture is known as Dirigo Pines Development Company, LLC. AHS is a 50% owner in this joint venture created to construct a cooperative retirement housing community in Orono, Maine. The fourth joint venture is to develop and operate a courier and delivery service to serve Northern New England.
provides collection services to commercial businesses, municipalities and healthcare clients including EMHS companies.
provides various services to businesses throughout northern New England. These services include transcription, employee assistance programs and other services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including System companies.
provides medical laboratory services to various system companies, physicians and other health care providers. ALI operates medical laboratories in Bangor and Portland, Maine. Another entity owns approximately 1% of the outstanding stock in ALI. This other investment is included in "minority interest" in the accompanying combined financial statements.
is a multi-state distributor of medical and other supplied to various System companies, physicians' offices and other health care organizations. AMS also provides consulting services in materials management and owns and operates Affiliated Pharmacy Services ("APS"), a retail pharmacy with three locations in Maine.
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home ("C.A. Dean")
C.A. Dean, a tax-exempt charitable corporation, operates a 14-bed acute care hospital and a 24 bed long-term care facility in Greenville, Maine.
Eastern Maine Healthcare Real Estate ("EMHRE")
EMHRE is a tax-exempt organization which holds the title to various real estate properties which are leased to EMH, EMMC, AMS, ALI, physicians and other medical organizations.
Eastern Maine Medical Center ("EMMC")
EMMC, a tax-exempt charitable corporation, operates a regional 411-bed acute care medical center located in Bangor, Maine, which provides a variety of inpatient and ambulatory health care services.
Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary ("EMMCA")
is a tax-exempt organizations which operates a gift shop in the lobby of EMMC and raises funds to benefit EMMC. EMMCA is a subsidiary of EMMC.
is a tax-exempt charitable corporation which holds and manages donor-restricted funds for the benefit of various System companies and other exempt organizations in the Bangor, Maine area. The amount of assets held for the benefit of unrelated organizations is not material.
EMHS Foundation owns 50% of the stock in New England Home Healthcare; a Bangor based home health care company providing services to the general public of central and eastern Maine.
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Mercy serves the greater Portland area. From their acute-care hospitals, primary care offices, express care sites, specialty practices, and their VNA Home Health Hospice Affiliate, there is a story of high quality, compassionate care combined with the latest medical technology, and an integrated team of highly skilled providers, nurses, physician assistants, therapists, and support staff.
Meridian Mobile Health, LLC ("Meridian")
Meridian is a limited liability company providing ground medical transportation services. AHS is a 90% owner of this company. The remaining 10% of the stock is owned by a private investor. The minority share investment is included in "minority interest" in the accompanying combined financial statements.
Norumbega is a tax-exempt charitable corporation. Its operated physician group practices at several locations in Bangor and the eastern Maine region. During 2004, the assets and liabilites of Norumbega were transferred to EMMC.
philosophy is to value aging and strive to improve the lives of older adults through a network of senior services that provide resources, education, housing, and support services for older adults, their families, and caregivers throughout the EMHS service region.
Colonial Health Care
Dexter Health Care
Katahdin Health Care
Stillwater Health Care
Sylvia Ross Home
, a tax-exempt charitable corporation, operates a 28-bed, acute care hospital located in Pittsfield, Maine.
, a tax-exempt charitable corporation, operates an 89-bed hospital, a 72-bed nursing home, an ambulance service, and a multi-specialty physician group. TAMC also owns a 50% interest in Aroostook MRI and a 50% interest in County Physical Therapy, LLC.
Horizons Health Services
TAMC Title Corporation is a tax-exempt real estate holding company that owns buildings that are leased to various health care related organizations.
The Acadia Hospital Corp. ("Acadia")
Acadia, a tax-exempt charitable corporation, operates a 100-bed acute care, behavioral medicine hospital located in Bangor, Maine. Acadia is the sole corporate member of Acadia Healthcare, Inc. ("AHI").
AHI provides outpatient mental health services. AHI is a tax-exempt charitable corporation.
VNA Home Health Hospice
VNA, located in Portland, offers a complete spectrum of services, from homecare to hospice and everything in between. Their mission is to provide clinically excellent, compassionate home health and hospice care to individuals and families. Because of this commitment, they strive to demonstrate their belief in the dignity and worth of each individual.
VNA Home Health Hospice is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of their local community.