Articles by Bill Flgg


Awards Kept Coming in 2015 for Cary Medical Center

By Bill Flgg on Dec. 28, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
The year 2015 was an award winning year for Cary Medical Center. From being named one of the nation’s top ten hospitals by consumer reports to its most recent award as one of America’s Top Rural Hospitals by the Leap Frog Group, the Caribou hospital has gained national recognition for …
Cary Medical Center recently held its Annual Employee Longevity Awards Banquet at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center recognizing 74 employees with a combined 1,205 years of service to the hospital. Among those attending the banquet and recognized for 55 years of continuous service in the hospital laboratory was Mary Lou Nelson, (seated). Nelson received a number of gifts recognizing her years of service including an Amish crafted Rocking Chair, a canvas print of Cary Medical Center and airline tickets to visit her family in Alaska. Kris Doody, RN, and Chief Executive Officer at Cary, said that 55 Years of Service is a record for the hospital. Presenting Mary Lou with her gifts were, (left to right), Paula Parent, RN, Director of Human Resources; Joan McElwain, Laboratory Manager; Kris Doody, RN, CEO; and Gregg Collins, Chairman of the Cary Board of Directors.

Cary Honors Employees for 1200 Years of Combined Service

By Bill Flgg on June 29, 2015, at 2:17 p.m.
Cary Medical Center recently held its annual Employee Longevity Awards Banquet at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. A total of 74 employees were recognized for a combined 1,205 years of employment at the hospital. One employee, Mary Lou Nelson received special recognition for marking 55 years of continued service …
Kris Doody, RN, MSB, FACHE,Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center

Cary Medical Center CEO Recognized by National Publication

By Bill Flgg on Feb. 04, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Kris Doody, RN, MSB, FACHE, and Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center in Caribou has been named one of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to know by ‘Becker’s Hospital Review’ a monthly national publication offering business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The Review reaches …
After providing cancer care services in Cary Medical Center’s Specialty Clinic for more than 36 years, Dr. Ronald Rohe, Oncologist/Hematologist, was recently honored at a farewell retirement reception attended by physician colleagues, hospital administration and many Cary staff members. Dr. Rohe and his wife, Toni, were presented with several gifts from the hospital. With Dr. Rohe, (far right), are (L-R), Kris Doody, RN, Cary CEO; Toni Rohe  and Allan Espinosa, MD, one of Cary’s full-time Oncologist/Hematologists working to build the hospital’s new Jefferson Cary Oncology Center.

Cary Medical Center Honors Long Time Cancer Specialist

By Bill Flgg on Jan. 19, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.
Physician Colleagues, hospital administration, and many staff members at Cary Medical Center paid tribute to Ronald Rohe, M.D., Oncologist/Hematologist who has served patients at the hospital for more than 36 years. Rohe, who has completed his work at the hospital and is nearing retirement, has provided care to patients in …

Hospital CEO Recertified by American College of Healthcare Executives

By Bill Flgg on Nov. 22, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Kris Doody, RN, CEO of Cary Medical Center has been approved for Fellow recertification by the American College of Healthcare Executives an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. Doody was first certified as a Fellow in 2002. In …

Cary Medical Center Recognized by Joint Commission as Top Performer

By Bill Flgg on Nov. 14, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.
(Caribou …) Cary Medical Center today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: …

Stroke Prevention Program Marks 5th Year

By Bill Flgg on Nov. 06, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program will mark its 5th Anniversary as Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Board Certified Family Physician, Best Selling Author and Nutritional Expert returns to Aroostook County, November 6 thru November 8th. The Stroke Prevention program was created by a generous donation from the family of the late Dr. …

Alzheimer’s Support Group Benefits Caregivers and Health Workers

By Bill Flgg on Oct. 18, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
Cary Medical Center began an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group in 2011 thanks to the initial support of a grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The hospital partnered with the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) to develop the program. The group has continued to meet and is now in …

Dr. Joel Fuhrman Returns for Stroke Program

By Bill Flgg on Oct. 13, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a board certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing heart disease through nutritional and natural methods will return to Caribou for the annual Siruno Stroke Prevention Program. Fuhrman who will present the topic, ‘The End of Diabetes’ …
The Collins Family was honored at Cary Medical Center’s 90th anniversary celebration on Sept. 24 at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. Pictured from left, are Cary CEO Kris Doody, RN; chairman of the Cary Medical Center board of directors Gregg Collins; former member Cary Medical Center board of directors and member of the Caribou Hospital District, Don Collins; Mrs. Patricia Collins, Sam Collins and Shawn Laferriere, DO, president of the medical staff at Cary.

Cary Medical Center Celebrates 90th Anniversary

By Bill Flgg on Oct. 01, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
Cary Medical Center formally celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Wednesday, September 24th at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. Some 150 people attended the event including hospital staff, board members, community members, physicians, volunteers and auxiliary members. The event was highlighted by a special video message from United States Senator, …

Cary Completes ‘Dress Rehearsal’ of Cary Kids Cook

By Bill Flgg on Sept. 15, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
Earlier this year Cary Medical Center received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to initiate a program focused on helping families to cook healthy foods on a budget. After working with local churches, and developing a plan to recruit families for the first ‘pilot’ session, Cary Kids Cook, was held …

Living Art – Living Well Seminar Presents Gifted Basketmakers

By Bill Flgg on April 25, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
The second in a series of four seminars entitled ‘Living Art Living Well Studio’ will be held Wednesday, April 30th at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center at 7:00 pm. The seminar will feature one of the most gifted basketmakers of the Passamaquoddy Nation, Molly Neptune Parker. The series of …

Cary to Present Alzheimer’s Documentary – ‘The Genius of Marian’

By Bill Flgg on April 25, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
Cary Medical Center will present the acclaimed documentary film, ‘The Genius of Marian’ as a special 90th Anniversary and National Hospital Week Event, Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm in the Chan Center. The film touches on the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of …