How Can I Choose Wisely? A community conversation on healthcare changes and rising costs

Published on May 26, 2017 by

Maine Quality Counts (MQC), is a member-driven nonprofit organization working to transform health and healthcare. MQC invites the public to join us on Thursday, June 8, from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street in Brunswick for a lively Town Hall meeting about healthcare followed by a Member Mingle networking event.

The role of the patient is changing in healthcare. It is important to be well informed and an active partner in making medical decisions. Research indicates that patients who are more engaged in their care are more likely to stay healthy, and have better healthcare outcomes. By attending, participants will hear different perspectives on healthcare changes and rising costs. Learn how you can become more informed about healthcare costs before you receive treatment.

Join your neighbors, healthcare providers, health and policy advocates, educators, community leaders, and local business owners for a discussion about the rising cost of healthcare and ways you can self-advocate as a patient to receive the best care. Panelists include Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast Hospital; Erik Steele, DO, Martin’s Point Health Care; Emily Brostek, Executive Director for Consumers for Affordable Health Care; Ellen Belknap, President of SMRT Architects & Engineers; and moderator Joanne Bean, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at St. Joseph’s College.

MQC members make events like this possible. This event is also made possible in partnership with Mid Coast Hospital and Spectrum Generations as part of Maine Quality Counts’ initiative “Spreading Choosing Wisely in Maine.”

This is a free event and light food/snacks will be provided. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. For more information about this event or Maine Quality Counts, please visit our website at or call 207-620-8526 x 1011.


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