The effort started by the MHMC’s PTE program 8 years ago to report on quality measures pertaining to the treatment of chronic illness such as diabetes has been a motivating factor for the primary care community in Maine to reorganize the way that we practice primary care. In doing so, the primary care community has led the way in improving the quality of medical care delivered in our state.
Dr. John YindraChief Medical OfficerCommunity Health Options
Although two Maine hospitals made the list together in past years, this is the first time five have. Leapfrog largely credits the Maine Health Management Coalition, a Portland-based nonprofit group of employers, hospitals, insurers and doctors dedicated to improving health care, because that group has pushed hospitals to complete Leapfrog’s survey and publicly report their data.About 1,200 hospitals nationwide completed the most recent Leapfrog survey. In Maine, all eligible hospitals completed it, a compliance rate unheard of in the rest of the country.