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The small hand held, pocket size device allows better communication between staff at Calais Regional Hospital courtesy of the CRH Auxiliary.

CRH Auxiliary Provides New Staff Communication System at Hospital

By Travis DeeDee on April 08, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Thanks to the CRH Auxiliary, cutting edge technology is now increasing the efficiency of staff at Calais Regional Hospital. Nurses and other point of care workers are now able to communicate on a small, easy to pocket device very similar to a smart phone. Prior to the new devices, the …
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The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee was pleased to accept a $1000 donation from the Dead River Company.   Left to right are Marianne Moore, Suzanne Crawford, Lisa Newsom, Market Manager of Calais Dead River, Heather Ross, Jim Porter and Katherine Berry.

Dead River Supports the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Project

By Travis DeeDee on Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
The City of Calais was selected to receive a sculpture during the summer of 2014 as part of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium (SISS) to be held in Prospect Harbor. The 2014 SISS project is the fifth and final planned symposia. Each of the seven international sculptors will make a …
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Members for the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee and the St Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the receipt of Sculpture Committee's first $1000 donation from the Chamber of Commerce.

Calais’ Schoodic Sculpture Committee Receives First $1000 Donation

By Travis DeeDee on Oct. 16, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
Calais, ME — The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee is excited to announce the receipt of the first $1,000 donation from the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce. The quick show of support from the Chamber of Commerce was welcome news for the committee of local community members working on this …
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Calais Regional Hospital Encourages You to “Man Up” and Get Screened

By Travis DeeDee on Sept. 19, 2013, at 4:56 p.m.
One in every six men will get prostate cancer, and it is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. That is why Calais Regional Hospital is encouraging men in our community to “Man Up” and get screened. CRMS physician, Dr. Jose Vergara, will be conducting FREE prostate …
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Dr. Hatem Hatem, OB/GYN, has joined the Calais Regional Medical Services practice.

Calais Regional Medical Services OB/GYN Welcomes New Physician

By Travis DeeDee on July 17, 2013, at 8:55 a.m.
Calais Regional Medical Services (CRMS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Hatem Hatem to the OB/GYN practice. Born in Syria, Dr. Hatem and his family moved to Florida in his teens. He has a very large extended family still in Florida. He and his wife, Dima, both come from the same …
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Calais Regional Hospital was recognized with four awards for patient satisfaction, including Overall Best Performer for 2012.   Above CRH staff from many areas of the hospital display the awards presented for their service excellence.

Calais Regional Hospital Named a Top Performer

By Travis DeeDee on June 27, 2013, at 10:08 a.m.
Calais Regional Hospital has been recognized with four awards for healthcare service quality for 2012 by Avatar Solutions, a research company that conducts patient satisfaction surveys for hospitals across the nation. Calais Regional Hospital was one of 12 hospitals to receive the Overall Best Performer award, which represents the top …
Calais Regional Hospital was recognized with four awards for patient satisfaction, including Overall Best Performer for 2012.   Above CRH staff from many areas of the hospital display the awards presented for their service excellence.

Calais Regional Hospital named a top performer

By Travis DeeDee on June 26, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Calais Regional Hospital has been recognized with four awards for healthcare service quality for 2012 by Avatar Solutions, a research company that conducts patient satisfaction surveys for hospitals across the nation. Calais Regional Hospital was one of 12 hospitals to receive the Overall Best Performer award, which …
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CRMS Pediatrics staff were recently recognized for their work in meeting immunization guidelines.  CRMS staff includes (l to r): Dr. Ann Simmons, Dr. David Walter, Julie Richard BSN, RN, Cindi Pike, and Kathy Goodine, MA.  Missing from photo: Anna Lozier, MA, Janet Perkins, RN and Barb Robb, BSN, RN.

Calais Regional Medical Services Receives Recognition for Pediatric Immunization Rate

By Travis DeeDee on June 25, 2013, at 12:28 p.m.
Calais Regional Medical Services Pediatrics has been recognized by Maine Health Management Coalition with its highest rating of BEST for Immunizations of pediatric patients. CRMS Pediatrics took part in a joint effort of the Maine Immunization Program and the Muskie School of Public Services by participating in the Pathways to …
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The above photo demonstrates a visit with staff at EMMC and a patient at CRH.

Calais Regional Hospital and EMMC Announce Cardiology Telemedicine Services

By Travis DeeDee on June 20, 2013, at 2:25 p.m.
Overnight, the 95 miles between Calais Regional Hospital and EMMC has vanished for Calais area patients seeking cardiac care. Now, instead of traveling a couple of hours, patients can drive just minutes to Calais Regional Hospital to meet with an expert EMMC cardiologist through a telemedicine partnership launched today with …
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Calais Regional Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week

By Travis DeeDee on May 02, 2013, at 9:23 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” as the theme for …
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(l to r) DECH CEO Doug Jones and CRH CEO Mike Lally sign collaboration agreement as DECH Board member James Thompson and CRH Board Chair Everett Libby witness the signing.

Local Hospitals Sign Agreement to Work Together

By Travis DeeDee on April 25, 2013, at 3:46 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital and Down East Community Hospital joined forces so they could work together to maintain access to healthcare for the people of Washington County. CEOs and Board members came together to sign an Agreement of Collaboration between the two facilities on Friday, April l9. Critical access hospitals (CAHs) …
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Calais Regional Hospital Extends Laboratory Hours

By Travis DeeDee on March 27, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital has announced extended outpatient laboratory service hours for patient testing. The new extended hours are Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm, Friday: 7 am – 5 pm, and Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm. “We know it can be difficult for patients to schedule necessary …
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Calais Regional Hospital Recognized Certified Nurses Day March 19

By Travis DeeDee on March 25, 2013, at 12:01 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by recognizing its board certified nurses. Between the hospital and Calais Regional Medical Services, 28% of the nursing staff is nationally certified. To recognize the achievement of these staff members, CRH Nursing Administration is placing a plaque in the Main …
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Regina Holliday, patient advocate, will speak at WCCC Auditorium on March 19 at 6 p.m.

National Patient Advocate Speaker to Highlight CRH Events on Raising Awareness of Patient Safety

By Travis DeeDee on March 11, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, healthcare providers, and the public, Calais Regional Hospital and Calais Regional Medical Services has announced its participation in the 2013 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign. The week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care …
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Brianna Jack (L) founder of Maine Books for Maine Kids with Krista Collins, RN, CRH ED Director and the books donated to the ED Toy Box.

CRH ED Toy Drive receives donation of 50 books

By Travis DeeDee on Feb. 12, 2013, at 8:53 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Brianna Jack, founder of the non-profit Maine Books for Maine Kids, recently stopped by Calais Regional Hospital to donate 50 new books to the CRH Emergency Department Toy Box Drive. Emergency Department Director, Krista Collins, RN, accepted the books on behalf of the department. Department staff conduct …
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Join the Pink Zone – Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer Detection

By Travis DeeDee on Feb. 04, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
The Woodland Lady Dragons will host the first annual Pink Zone game against the Calais Lady Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 6 at 5 p.m. (Junior Varsity) & 6:30 p.m. (Varsity). Calais Regional Hospital is sponsoring the game to raise awareness about breast cancer. For this one night fans are …
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Machias Savings Bank Supports CRH Annual Fund

By Travis DeeDee on Jan. 10, 2013, at 11:33 a.m.
Everett Libby (l), Board Chair of Calais Regional Hospital, accepts a donation from Ron Gardiner (r), Calais Branch Manager of Machias Savings Bank, for the CRH Annual Fund. The 2012 Annual Fund assisted with the purchase of two pieces of equipment for the Obstetrics Department: a fetal heart monitor and …
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Calais Regional Hospital Announces New Year’s Baby

By Travis DeeDee on Jan. 03, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital welcomed the first baby of the new year on January 2, 2013. Bentley Jaxon Smith arrived at 1:42 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Proud parents are Samantha Meserve and Dwight Smith of Baileyville. Baby Bentley was presented with a gift and flowers from the hospital by …
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Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar

By Travis DeeDee on Nov. 27, 2012, at 3:37 p.m.
The CRH Auxiliary is holding their yearly bazaar on Wednesday, November 28, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the CRH Classroom. Baked goods, gift items, raffles will be available. All funds benefit the CRH Auxiliary for the support of Calais Regional Hospital. For more information contact DeeDee Travis, 454-9227.
CRH CEO Michael K. Lally presented Linda Gralenski with an appreciation plaque for her service as Chair of the CRH Board of Directors.

Hospital reports proceedings at annual meeting

By Travis DeeDee on April 26, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Calais Regional Hospital is “Reaching New Heights,” was the message at the April 23 annual meeting held at the St. Croix Country Club. Reflecting on the past year, Michael Lally, chief executive officer, talked about changes that were implemented with an eye toward improvement in health care …
 
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