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About the Patient Centered Medical Home Collaboration

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We recognize that communities benefit from a common strategy across employed and independent practices. MaineHealth and the MMC Physician-Hospital Organization are partnering to provide leadership, training and technical assistance to support practice transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home for all practices in the Maine Region. Read the MaineHealth PCMH Consensus Definition and Joint Principles

Our intention is to partner with each practice to assess strengths and opportunities for transformation based on the NCQA’s 2011 Patient Centered Medical Home Standards and Guidelines. Ongoing communication with practical and timely information will be available on a regular basis via the MMC PHO weekly e-news, and on the MaineHealth PCMH website (which you are currently on).

For more information, please send us an email.



Our Internal PCMH Team:

Jeff Aalberg, MD
Dr. Aalberg received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his MS from the University of Oregon, and his MD from the University of Massachusetts.  After years in private practice, Dr. Aalberg joined the Faculty of the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.  He served as Medical Director and Associate Chief of Family Medicine until he entered his current role as MMC Physician-Hospital Organization Senior Medical Director.  He has also served the MaineHealth system as a Medical Director with concentrations in infection control, orthopedic registries and pharmacy.  

Cynthia Cartwright, MT RN MSEd
Cynthia is a Program Manager in Clinical Integration at MaineHealth. She has run Learning Collaboratives and coached primary care practices as they integrated mental health services since 2005. She completed the Dartmouth Institute’s Clinical Microsystems Coach the Coach Program in 2006. Before joining MaineHealth, Cynthia worked for 12 years as an education specialist at the Family Medicine Residency Program at Maine Medical Center.  She has published and presented on a variety of topics including program development, process improvement, depression in primary care, and mental health integration.

Cindy Richards, MPH
Cindy has over twenty-five years of experience in the health field with an extensive background in the planning, implementation and evaluation of broad based public health and clinical initiatives. At MaineHealth she serves at the Program Director for Clinical Integration. Prior to joining the organization, Cindy served as the Director of Prevention and CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and previously held the position of Director of Health and Productivity Programs at UnumProvident where her programs earned national recognition twice earning the C. Everett Koop Health Award as well as the Center for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Leadership Award. 


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