Good Work Doesn’t Go Unnoticed

Authored by: Heidi Kessler, Let’s Go! Senior Program Manager

aThe American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that Maine Medical Center is being awarded for its collaborative efforts to improve community health with the 2014 NOVA Award.

Each year the AHA honors 5 hospitals across the nation for their effective, collaborative programs focusing on community health. The Award acknowledges Let’s Go! and the program’s unique elements such as our multi-sector model, 5-2-1-0 message and innovative approach to implementation.

We’re proud to be a program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and thrilled that Maine Medical Center is being noticed for demonstrating how working with partners in the community can improve the health and wellness of the people and patients that hospitals serve.

Let’s Go! is a statewide program with many partners and this award is a true reflection of how strong statewide partnerships can positively impact our communities. Working with health systems, health coalitions and communities we can effect change, preventing childhood obesity from becoming the norm.

The AHA will present the award July 22 at a ceremony during the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. Photos, video and updates from the event to come. In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Maine Medical Center and all Let’s Go! partners on this prestigious distinction! 

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