Rockport, Maine — The new Pen Bay Healthcare Community Advisory Council held their first meeting on August 18 at the Hanley Center in Rockport. This group of community members, formerly known as Pen Bay’s Incorporators, heard reports from Pen Bay’s CEO Roy Hitchings, discussed progress on hospice house plans and listened to an update on cancer care from Dr. Nadia Ramdin, medical director of Pen Bay’s Cancer Care Center.
Rendle Jones, a past president of Pen Bay’s board of trustees, chaired the meeting. He noted that the council’s mission is to provide guidance and input to the board of trustees of Pen Bay Healthcare through community members.
Community Advisory Council members will give input and advice on community needs and priorities. They will be eligible to participate on the Pen Bay Healthcare board and associated committees, support Pen Bay with fundraising activities and serve as informed ambassadors. The council will meet two or three times a year to advise on specific issues such as board nominees and officers, the hospital’s financial status, healthcare reform, and key strategic and operational issues.
To learn more about this group or to attend a meeting, please contact Anna Moorman, Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, at 594-6707.