Eastern Maine Medical Center Recognized By Maine State Employee Health Commission as Preferred Provi

04/01/2011

Bangor, ME—In healthcare, quality means doing the right thing at the right time for the right patient, and doing it right every time. Whether that’s diagnosing and treating a patient with a heart attack or a patient with pneumonia, the consistent achievement of excellence in care is measured by state and national organizations. Eastern Maine Medical Center is the only tertiary care center in Maine being recognized as a preferred provider for providing this consistent quality care for the past five years by the Maine State Employee Health Commission. 

Using the Maine Health Management Coalition’s hospital rankings, which also include the national quality benchmarks of the Leapfrog Group, The Maine State Employee Health Commission designates EMMC as a preferred provider of healthcare services for its members. State employees who seek care at preferred provider organizations receive financial incentives such as waived deductibles for most services. There are approximately 3000 state employees in the service area of EMMC. The Maine Health Management Coalition tracks performance in four major areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and the prevention of surgical infections. 

“There are only five organizations in Maine who are receiving this designation this year,” notes Frank Johnson, executive director of the Employee Health and Benefits. “We are very pleased to recognize the dedication of the leadership and staff of Eastern Maine Medical Center in providing superior healthcare to the patients and families in this region. 

Mr. Johnson and members of the Commission will present a certificate commemorating this achievement to Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, President and CEO of Eastern Medical Center on Monday, March 28, at 2 pm.