Regional Leader Information
Covered Counties: All
Primary Contact: Lisa Avery
Title: Pathways to Excellence Program Coordinator
Address: 11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 260 Topsham ME 04086
Phone: 207-844-8106 Ext. 267
Maine Health Management Coalition has over 70 members, and is considered a multi-stakeholder coalition (providers, payers, purchasers, and consumers). These stakeholders work collaboratively to improve health and to maximize the value of health care services for the employees and dependents of MHMC members and all the residents of Maine.
Why did your organization decide to apply to become a Leapfrog Regional Leader?
To promote Maine hospitals completing the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and support our employer members who are Leapfrog members
In your view, what kind of impact Leapfrog has had on your market thus far?
It is hard to differentiate Leapfrog’s impact from the impact MHMC and various other quality measurement initiatives have had – BUT there is no question that collectively the focus on safety has provoked a massive investment in better medication and other systems in our hospitals.
Geographic coverage: state of Maine
Number of employer/coalition lives in region: 200,000
Total number of targeted hospitals (general acute care facilities): 33
Number of health plans operating in Maine: 4-6