Mercy doctor gets Maine caregiver award

Posted June 25, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Dr. Mark Publicker, medical director of the Mercy Recovery Center within the Mercy Health System in Portland, has been named the 2009 Maine Hospital Association Caregiver of the Year.

The eighth annual award was presented Wednesday at the association’s summer forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

Publicker founded called MOMS, which stands for Mothers on Maintenance Subutex, a program designed to help addicts who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

And according to the hospital association, in November he was credited in the Journal of the American Medical Association for his work on the first major national study of a new treatment of opiate addiction in adolescents.

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