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About MaineHealth Innovation

Our Purpose

Formed in 2020, MaineHealth Innovation is fostering a culture of innovation.  Together, at MaineHealth, we have defined innovation as a novel idea that solves an unmet care need through new care team models, products or services.

MaineHealth Innovation serves as an incubator for the expert insights of care team members and companies who are working to create novel solutions to the unmet care needs seen in our communities.

MaineHealth Innovation provides opportunities for connections between clinical expertise, innovation science, entrepreneurial experience, and technology know-how to come together to transform healthcare.

Our Goals

(1) Foster a culture of innovation

(2) Strengthen innovation infrastructure

(3) Curate of a suite of tools to support innovation

Core Innovation Services

Connecting, educating, and funding innovators across MaineHealth.

CONNECT

We are the connective tissue that links innovators with global experts and pioneers. We tap into strategic partnerships and our health system network to bring ideas to life.

EDUCATE

We provide dynamic educational experiences and programming through our Innovation Cohort, Innovation Elective, and various workshops and events.

FUND

We provide funding to innovators to propel their ideas through the Innovation Fund program in order to strengthen external funding opportunities for our innovators.

Innovation Team

Susan Ahern
Elena Brondolo
Savannah Young
Todd Keiller
Angelina Clancy
SUSAN AHERN
Vice President of Innovation
ELENA BRONDOLO, MBA,MPH
Manager of Innovation
KIM HARVEY, MS
Program Manager
TODD KEILLER, MBA
Director of Tech Transfer
ANGELINA CLANCY
Program Coordinator

Innovation Supporters

Innovation Cabinet

Devin Carr, DNP, RN, RRT, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CPPS
Chief Nursing Officer, Maine Medical Center

Kelly Elkins
Chief Operating Officer, MaineHealth

Mark Fourre, MD
President, Coast Healthcare Alliance

Kevin Griffin
Chief Strategy Officer, MaineHealth

Lou Inzana, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Medical Center

Susan Keiler, FACHE
VP of Business Development, Southern Maine Health Care

Aileen Mickey, MD
President, MaineHealth Medical Group

Dan Nigrin, MD
Chief Information Officer, MaineHealth

Andrea Patstone
President, Western Maine Health

Sponsors

Andrew Mueller, MD
CEO, MaineHealth

Jeff Sanders
President, Maine Medical Center

Doug Sawyer, MD, PhD
Chief Academic Officer, Maine Medical Center & MaineHealth

Innovation Fund Committee

Lou Inzana, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Medical Center

Robert Frank, Esq.
Counsel – Special Projects, MaineHealth

Jeff Sanders
President, Maine Medical Center

Doug Sawyer, MD, PhD
Chief Academic Officer & Interim Chief Medical Officer, MaineHealth

Innovation Clinical Coaches

Learn more about the current Innovation Clinical Coaches.

Anne Breggia, PhD
Director, Center for Applied Science and Technology, MaineHealth Institute for Research

Brandy Brown, LCSW
Program Manager, Gender Clinic, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
at Maine Medical Center

Damien Carter, MD
Critical Care Surgeon, Maine Medical Partners

Michelle Duval, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Information Officer, MaineHealth

Nir Harish, MD, MBA
Emergency Physician, Pen Bay Medical Center

Rebecca Hoffmann Frances, MA, LMFT
Sr. Director of Clinical Innovation & Training, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Andrew Mancall, MD
Radiologist, Maine Medical Center

Sunil Malhotra, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Maine Medical Center

Leah Mallory, MD
Medical Director, Simulation Center & Pediatric Hospitalist, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center

Lizzy Mulcahy, DNP, FNP-C
Director of Telehealth, MaineHealth

Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, MEd
George W. Hallet, MD Chair of Pediatrics, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center

Tammy Whitney, RN, MSN, MHA
Manager of Clinical Informatics, Stephens Memorial Hospital

Innovation Collaborators

a large collage of logos of the Innovation Center collaborators
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