BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care is pleased to announce that Robert P. Allen MD, MHCM, FACC, Executive Medical Director, has been named to Maine Health Management Coalition’s 20 in 20 list of influential health care leaders and is slated to receive the award at MHMC’s annual symposium on Oct. 10.
The contest, which opened in June , was held in commemoration of Maine Health Management Coalition’s 20th anniversary, and sought to recognize individuals from around the state that have made significant contributions to the Coalition’s goals of improving population health, experience of care, and cost of health care services in Maine. The winners were selected from a pool of applicants across the state and were judged by a panel of national health care improvement specialists.
Kenneth Schmidt, MPA, PCHC President and CEO, stated, “Dr. Bob Allen has been a phenomenal medical leader for seven years for PCHC. PCHC is a very different organization today than when he started with us. PCHC is now nationally recognized for the comprehensiveness and quality of our integrated care, and is on the cutting edge of the health care transformation revolution in America. PCHC is the only accredited community health center in Maine (of 20), our seven family and pediatric practices have all achieved the highest level of national certification as Patient Centered Medical Homes, and we have tripled the number of providers to 200, staff to 700 and patients to almost 70,000 under Dr. Allen’s medical leadership.”
Robert P. Allen, MD, MHCM, FACC, has been with PCHC since 2006 and was previously with Northeast Cardiology Associates for 30 years. Dr. Allen has a Masters in Healthcare Management from Harvard. He has served as President of the EMMC Medical Staff, Medical Director of EMMC Cardiac Wellness of Maine, Chief of Cardiology and Chief of Medicine of St. Joseph Hospital, and President of the Maine affiliate of the American Heart Association.