Maine Quality Counts (MQC), the independent, multi-stakeholder alliance working to transform health and healthcare, is pleased to announce that Larry Clifford has been named Executive Director following an extensive national search, and will start on September 5th, 2017.
“It is with great pleasure that after a thorough search, we announce the selection of Larry Clifford as our new Executive Director. We are extremely pleased to complete this transitional journey with such highly successful results. Larry’s leadership, executive management experience, and his knowledge of the non-profit healthcare environment will be key to continuing the momentum of the very important work of Maine Quality Counts,” said Greg Bowers, Maine Quality Counts Board President
Throughout his 30-plus year career, Clifford has held leadership roles for a wide range of healthcare organizations, most recently as Chief Planning & Development Officer for Penobscot Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center with 16 practice sites in three Maine counties. A seasoned nonprofit executive, Clifford has extensive experience building and sustaining organizations, with a successful record that spans strategic planning, program development, advocacy, member relations, innovation management, marketing communications, organizational development, fundraising, and business development.
Clifford has deep experience within rural health delivery networks and health collaboratives. For nine years, he served on the senior leadership team at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, leading strategic planning, program development, member relations, and ensuring that the Cooperative was developing strategic
initiatives. He is a proven fundraiser, coalition partner, and collaborator who is deeply committed to quality health and healthcare.
During this transition, Allison Watson, CFO and Senior Director of Operations, and Joan Orr, Senior Director of Programs, continue to serve as Interim Co-Leaders for the organization.
October Course of the Month
October Course of the Month – Neurocognitive Implications of Heavy Marijuana Use in Adolescence
Each month, members have free access to an online CME course on a trending topic. The October course reviews neuroimaging evidence characterizing the neural sequelae of heavy marijuana use in youth using data from several studies. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.
Month Long Event (october)
Join us on October 11th, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association’s 3rd annual symposium on health care value! This year we are excited to announce Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News and the New York Times best-selling author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back as our keynote speaker. A frequent contributor to the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Diane Rehm Show, and many others.
In addition to Dr. Rosenthal, the symposium offers a variety of breakouts focused on actionable strategies to increase healthcare quality and lower costs, and plenty of opportunities to network with other business and healthcare leaders in the state. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend Maine’s second largest health care conference!
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern MaineTrevor Putnoky 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104
IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
Enhancing Access & Effective Care
Highlighting innovations in clinical services. Explore 80+ sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Other topics include:
Register today for the 2017 IPS meeting in New Orleans, Oct. 19-22, 2017! Highlighting innovations in clinical services, IPS includes more than 80 sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Advance registration ends Sept. 28. Click here to learn more and register.
Month Long Event (october)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-0500