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About MaineHealth Innovation

Our Purpose

MaineHealth Innovation aims to foster a culture of innovation together. At MaineHealth, the definition of Innovation is a novel idea that solves an unmet care need through new care team models, products, or services. Multi-disciplinary collaboration is key and pivoting is part of the game. Solving problems creatively provides an opportunity to have fun and work better together.

Our Goals

(1) To 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
Todd Keiller
Savannah Young
SUSAN AHERN
Vice President of Innovation
ELENA BRONDOLO, MBA,MPH
Manager of Innovation
TODD KEILLER, MBA
Director of Tech Transfer
SAVANNAH YOUNG
Administrative Specialist III

Innovation Supporters

Innovation Cabinet

Joan Boomsma, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, MaineHealth

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBH, AHCA
President, MaineHealth Care at Home

Mark Fourre, MD
President, Coast Healthcare Alliance

Lou Inzana, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Medical Center

Susan Keiler
VP of Business Development, Southern Maine Health Care

Dan Nigrin, MD
Chief Information Officer, MaineHealth

Sponsors

Andrew Mueller, MD
CEO, MaineHealth

Rich Petersen, FACHE
President, MaineHealth

Jeff Sanders
President, Maine Medical Center

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

Innovation Fund Committee

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBH, AHCA
President, Maine Health Care at Home

Lou Inzana, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Medical Center

Bob Frank, Esq.
Counsel for Special Projects, MaineHealth

Jeff Sanders
President, Maine Medical Center

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

Innovation Clinical Coaches

Anne Breggia, PhD
Director of the BioBank, Maine Medical Center

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

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

Damien Carter, MD
Critical Care Surgeon, Maine Medical Center

Michelle Duval, DNP, MSN
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, MaineHealth

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

Andrew Mancall, MD
Chief of Radiology, Maine Medical Center

Sunil Malhotra, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Maine Medical Center

Leah Mallory, MD
Director, Simulation Center & Pediatrician, Maine Medical Center

Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, MEd
Chair of Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center

Innovation Collaborators

a large collage of logos of the Innovation Center collaborators
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