Articles by Karen Cashman

 
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EMHS Welcomes Chief Strategy Officer

By Karen Cashman on Jan. 18, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE is pleased to announce that Matthew Weed has joined EMHS as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Weed fills a position vacated nearly two years ago by Jerry Whalen, former vice president of Business Development at EMHS. Weed will be responsible …
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Nancee Bender Brings National Patient Safety Expertise to Maine

By Karen Cashman on July 13, 2015, at 2:22 p.m.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE is pleased to announce Nancee Bender, RN, PhD has joined EMHS as the system’s first vice president of Clinical Performance and chief patient safety officer. As vice president of Clinical Performance, under the office of chief medical officer Robert Thompson, MD, MBA, …
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Antique Appraisal Show – April 25

By Karen Cashman on April 09, 2015, at 9:17 a.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono, Maine For more information: Jennifer Maskala; emhs.org The Rosscare Foundation and Dirigo Pines are pleased to announce the return of the Antique Appraisal Show, Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 2 …
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Miles Theeman

EMHS Announces Miles Theeman’s Retirement

By Karen Cashman on Dec. 16, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
EMHS president and CEO Michelle Hood has announced the upcoming retirement of Miles Theeman, EMHS vice president, chief sales and marketing officer. Theeman’s last day will be April 4, 2015. In making the announcement, Hood pointed to Theeman’s deep roots in Maine, and his absolute passion for serving Maine people …
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Centers for Disease Control Awards $4M to EMHS to Improve Health

By Karen Cashman on Oct. 03, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $4.05 million cooperative agreement to EMHS under the “Partnerships to Improve Community Health” Program. EMHS will lead a collaborative of eleven Healthy Maine Partnerships and other strategic community partners, serving seven northern Maine counties, in an ambitious three year …
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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor Welcomes New Interim Minister

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 25, 2014, at 8:48 p.m.
In September, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB) welcomed an interim minister, the Reverend Arthur Vaeni. He is serving the Bangor congregation following the departure of Rev. Becky Gunn last spring. Arthur comes to UUSB with a wealth of experience and a passion for ministry. He says, “As a …
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Eastern Maine HomeCare Social Worker Receives Statewide Leadership Award

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 19, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
The Maine chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care recently presented Jaime Boyington Rogers, LCSW, MBA, Eastern Maine HomeCare Community Care Team coordinator, with the Social Work Leader of the Year. This recognition is given out to one social work leader annually who exhibit exceptional talent …
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EMHS Places Consistency, Quality, and Patient Experience at the Top of Their “To-Do” List

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
EMHS is pleased to welcome two new members to the senior leadership team: vice president, chief quality officer, and associate chief medical officer and vice president, Patient Engagement. These new roles will report to EMHS senior vice president and chief medical officer, Robert Thompson, MD and will be instrumental in …
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Rosscare Facilities Celebrate Assisted Living Week – September 7-13

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 04, 2014, at 8:23 a.m.
(Bangor, Me) – In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, September 7 to 13, assisted living facilities affiliated with Rosscare will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers, and the surrounding community to celebrate “The Magic of Music.” “The Magic …
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New Chief Nursing Information Officer and Interim Chief Medical Information Officer

By Karen Cashman on Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
Brewer, Maine – (August 21, 2014) – EMHS is pleased to announce the establishment of a chief medical information officer (CMIO) and chief nursing information officer (CNIO). Both positions will report directly to EMHS’ senior vice president and chief medical officer, Robert Thompson, MD. Nationwide these role are becoming increasingly …
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Rent Assistance Program for the Sylvia Ross Home

By Karen Cashman on Aug. 20, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
The Sylvia Ross Home is a warm and inviting assisted living facility located at Ross Manor in Bangor. Now, through the Sylvia Ross Legacy Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible residents, more people are able to call Sylvia Ross “home.” The Sylvia Ross Legacy Program is designed to help …
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Evelyn Silver

Silver is the New Chair of the EMHS Board

By Karen Cashman on July 28, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
Brewer, Maine – (July 28, 2014) – Evelyn S. Silver, PhD, a retired senior advisor to the president at the University of Maine, has been elected chair of the EMHS Board of Directors. The election was during the EMHS annual meeting held June 11 at EMHS Home Office in Brewer. …
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Identity Theft and Senior Safety: A public presentation on June 18

By Karen Cashman on May 30, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Sylvia Ross Home, 758 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 992-2674; rosscare.org Bangor, Maine – In the era of digital technology and expanding global commerce, identity theft is becoming all too common. However, there are ways seniors can protect themselves …
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Bruce Buxton provides an entertaining style to his appraisals.

Antique Appraisal Show to Benefit EMHS LiveSAFE – April 26, 2014

By Karen Cashman on April 14, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
The Rosscare Foundation and Dirigo Pines are pleased to announce the return of the Antique Appraisal Show, Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 2 pm at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. Now in its fifth year, this premiere event has become a much anticipated tradition to benefit EMHS …
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Kyle Johnson

New Chief Information Officer – Kyle Johnson

By Karen Cashman on Feb. 26, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood is pleased to announce that Kyle Johnson will join EMHS as vice president and chief information officer. Johnson is the current vice president, chief analytics and integration officer of Trinity Health/CHE, based in Livonia, Michigan. Ms. Hood reports that Johnson’s expertise in clinical …
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Dr. Robert Thompson

New Chief Medical Officer at EMHS – Robert Thompson, MD

By Karen Cashman on Feb. 19, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood is pleased to announce that Robert Thompson, MD will join EMHS as senior vice president and chief medical officer on May 5. Thompson is currently the chief quality and medical officer of Asante Health System in Medford, Oregon. Ms. Hood reports that Dr. …
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Debbie Lancaster

Ross Manor nurse to receive National Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 24, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Debbie Lancaster, LPN, director of Engel Place, a division of Ross Manor, in Bangor, is the sole recipient of the Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award from the National Gerontological Nursing Association. This award was established to recognize excellence in individuals who have been inspirational role models by …
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Rosscare Facilities Celebrate Assisted Living Week – September 8 -14

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 05, 2013, at 8:47 a.m.
(Bangor, Me) – In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, September 8 to 14, assisted living facilities affiliated with Rosscare will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers, and the surrounding community to celebrate “Homemade Happiness.” “Homemade Happiness” is the …
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Terri Vieira

Terri Vieira named Sebasticook Valley Health CEO

By Karen Cashman on July 24, 2013, at 10:15 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — EMHS president and CEO M. Michelle Hood, FACHE and Michael Gallagher, chairman of the Sebasticook Valley Health Board of Trustees have announced that Terri Vieira has been appointed president and CEO of Sebasticook Valley Health. Vieira had been serving as acting CEO since April. As permanent president …
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Amy Cotton

EMHS leader to present at International Nursing Conference

By Karen Cashman on July 09, 2013, at 9:35 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Amy Cotton, EMHS director of Operations and Senior Services Quality and nurse practitioner, has received the honor and distinction to present her research at the Sigma Theta Tau International twenty-fourth annual International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, July 22-26. Cotton is one of only two …