Member News

(news release from Down East Community Hospital )
A special luncheon took place at the Bluebird Restaurant last week to congratulate the Emergency Department Expansion Capital Campaign Committee on reaching their $1.5 million goal and to thank them for all of their hard work throughout the year.  The campaign to raise $1.5 million for the DECH Emergency Department expansion began just one year ago and, in that time, the Capital Campaign Committee not only met their goal, they surpassed it!
 
(news release from Eastern Maine Medical Center)

Achieving peak athletic performance begins with having the tools to reduce the risk of injury, train for success, follow the right nutrition plan, and focus both on the mental and physical components of reaching an athlete’s fullest potential. In February and March, EMMC Sports Health will help competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between gain the knowledge to perform their best during a free educational series.

(news release from Northern Maine Medical Center)
Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) was recently highlighted by Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) for its success in launching a clinical quality improvement initiative.
(news release from Mount Desert Island Hospital)
Can you imagine what this island would be like without a hospital? This is one of the questions posed by local filmmaker Peter Logue, in the new collaborative documentary-style film, “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving,” set to premiere at the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(news release from St. Joseph Hospital )
St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor has just begun a partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, establishing the Community Health and Hunger Initiative. The pilot program will help ensure that patients of St. Joe’s 5 provider practices in the Bangor area who are lacking food are directed to community resources for help.
 
(news release from Central Maine Healthcare)
David C. Thompson joined Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) as the system’s new Chief Financial Officer on Monday, January 30.
 
(news release from York Hospital )
Susan Traver and her family moved to Kittery, Maine from England just over a year ago. Already expecting her second child when she returned to the States, Susan was looking for a birthing team that was the perfect fit for both her and her growing family. She wanted a team who would not only put her at ease throughout her pregnancy and delivery, but also one within a practice located close-by, that accepted her insurance. And ultimately, Susan was in search of a Birthing Team and Hospital that would support her wishes to have a VBAC – vaginal birth after Cesarean – which is only offered at select hospitals.
 
(news release from Rosscare)
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, is pleased to announce that Colleen Hilton, RN, has been named president of Rosscare, EMHS’ not-for-profit company that oversees the Rosscare Nursing Homes. Hilton is currently an EMHS senior vice president and president of the system’s VNA Home Health Hospice.
 
At a recent national webinar, Sue Devoe, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Licensing and Accreditation at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), and Sharon Berz, Director of Long Term Care at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) were guest presenters to a national audience of peers on a partnership the two organizations created to support patients in the transition from hospital to home. Implemented nearly two years ago, the partnership of NMMC and AAAA was intended to improve the quality of life of patients, to assist them to thrive in their home and to reduce readmission to the hospital.