Events

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...

Mercy Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety

 

Mercy Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...

 

Martin’s Point Health Care Earns 5 Stars, Among Nation’s Elite Medicare Advantage Plans for 2015

Medicare beneficiaries living in Maine have access to one of only 11 plans in the country to earn 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2015. The Portland based not-for-profit Martin’s Point Health Care’s Generations Advantage Prime Plan is the only plan in Maine to earn 5 stars. Five stars is the highest possible overall rating for quality and service awarded to Medicare Advantage plans.

“We are incredibly proud to offer a 5-star plan to our friends and neighbors here in Maine,” said David Howes, MD, President and CEO of Martin’s Point Health Care. “And we really must share this recognition with our members for taking an active role in their own health, as well as with the tremendous health care community here in Maine. High quality primary care has been a hallmark of health care in Maine for years and this star rating puts that work into a national context.”

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar!