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Healthcare expert lauds ME's management of frequent hospital users

Kennebec Journal, December 6, 2012

Maine is at the forefront in trying to improve health care for the patients who make multiple trips to the hospital an d drive up costs for everyone else, a national health care expert said Tuesday. Jeffrey Brenner, director of the Institute of Urban Health at Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J., spoke to dozens of Maine health care providers during a meeting at Maine General's Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care. "Maine is on the cutting edge of trying to figure this out," he said. "There's a real sense of collaboration and teamwork in Maine."