Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program


The purpose of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program is to provide support to rural, primary care providers for planning and implementation of quality improvement activities via evidence-based practices that result in improved outcomes for patients, enhanced chronic disease management, and reductions in ED visits.

Pines Health Services is partnering with Community Care Partnership of Maine (CCPM), which consists of other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and community hospitals throughout the state of Maine. There are eight practice sites that make up the Community Care Partnership of Maine (CCPM) which is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), in which there is a sharing of expertise and resources.

Largely, this collaboration plans to incorporate an incentive which is to invest in technology to develop data tools capable to coordinate care for its patients, and working with other local health care agencies to work on individualized patient treatment plans. A strategy of periodic evaluation and use of Performance Improvement Measurement system to track program progress will also be implemented.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Cary Medical Center – Hospital
  • Millinocket Regional Hospital – Hospital
  • Mayo Regional Hospital – Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital – Hospital
  • Fish River Rural Health – FQHC
  • Pines Health Services – FQHC
  • Katahdin Valley Health Center – FQHC
  • Sebasticook Family Doctors – FQHC
  • Penobscot Community Health Care – FQHC
  • DFD Russell Medical Center – FQHC
  • Nasson Health Care – FQHC
  • Eastport Health Center - FQHC
  • Greater Portland Health - FQHC
  • Health Access Network - FQHC
  • Hometown Health Center - FQHC
  • Sacopee Valley Health Center - FQHC