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SMHC’s Peter Manning, MD Appointed to Serve as Chair of the Maine Section of the ACOG

08/04/2014

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) physician Peter Manning, MD, has been elected to serve as chair of the Maine Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr. Manning is a member of SMHC Physicians and practices with SMHC Women’s Health.

“Dr. Manning embodies the qualities of SMHC’s core values,” said Ed McGeachey, president and CEO of SMHC. “His leadership skills and expertise in women’s health make him a valuable member of our team here at SMHC. He will be a strong advocate for ensuring that Maine women have high quality health care and that the physicians who provide their care receive professional support.”

“Physicians have an opportunity beyond the exam room to positively impact health care for their patients,” said Manning. “I am honored to be able to hold this position within ACOG to advocate for quality health care for women and offer my fellow women’s health physicians opportunities to learn more about best practices and treatments.”

As the section chair for Maine, Dr. Manning is responsible for organizing the state level meetings, aligning the organization’s efforts with the Maine Medical Association to educate the legislature about women’s healthcare issues, host educational meetings and support physicians in training. Manning previously served as treasurer and vice chair of the organization. The section chair is a three-year appointment.

Dr. Manning is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Maine Medical Center and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Manning began caring for patients in York County in July 2007.

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including two acute care medical centers; one in Biddeford, Maine licensed for 150 beds and one in Sanford, Maine, licensed for 58 beds. SMHC offers excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. Eldercare services are provided through four sites located in Sanford. Non-emergency care is available at Walk-In Care in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smhc.org or @smhcHealth on Twitter.

About the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. The college strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.

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