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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 …
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May: Celebrating Older Americans Month

By Karen Cashman on May 01, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.
(Bangor, Me)- Rosscare is proud to acknowledge that May is Older Americans Month, celebrating the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our community. We salute the older Americans that have enriched our lives as active and engaged members in our community. “During this month, consider thanking …
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Help Button Sponsorship Funds Available for Low-Income Seniors and Disabled

By Karen Cashman on April 18, 2013, at 11:27 a.m.
Bangor, Maine – Rosscare’s LiveSAFE program has funding available to assist seniors and disabled community members who may be in need of a help button, but are unable to afford this valuable lifesaving service. LiveSAFE is a personal emergency response service that provides help 24 hours a day, 365 days …
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EMHS builds bridges for area students by spotlighting healthcare careers

By Karen Cashman on March 01, 2013, at 10:46 a.m.
BREWER, Maine – On Tuesday, March 5, EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) will invite nearly 30 area high school educators and guidance counselors to the Cianchette Building in Brewer to showcase the many careers offered in the healthcare industry today. The day is part of an ongoing series by the …
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‘Beat the Winter Blues’: A public presentation at Dirigo Pines

By Karen Cashman on Jan. 17, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maine’s winters can be beautiful, but also can seem long and isolating. This wintry weather can limit seniors’ ability to get out and do the things they like to do, and the shorter days can affect their emotional well-being. As a result, some older Mainers may feel …
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Brain Fitness and Memory Loss: What every adult needs to know!

By Karen Cashman on Dec. 05, 2012, at 10:21 a.m.
(Bangor, Maine) –Are there things you could do to keep your mind in tip-top shape? On December 12 at 7:15 pm, Rosscare will be presenting “Brain Fitness and Memory Loss: What every older adult needs to know” at Dirigo Pines Inn (9 Alumni Drive, Orono) Presenter, Amy Cotton, nurse practitioner …
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Fall Fitness and Safety Tips for Seniors

By Karen Cashman on Oct. 01, 2012, at 8:28 a.m.
Presentation at Dirigo Pines Inn, Orono October 18, 2012 (Bangor, Me)- On October 18, the public is invited to attend a special free presentation at the Dirigo Pines Inn at 2 pm, Fall Fitness and Safety Tips for Seniors. With the cold weather approaching, seniors can find it a challenge …
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Gerontological Nurses Week Focuses on Nursing Shortage – September 30 – October 6

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 26, 2012, at 8:52 a.m.
(Bangor, Me) – In observance of National Gerontological Nurses Week, September 30 – October 6, Rosscare joins other senior health organizations across the nation in raising awareness about the growing need for specialty nurses who focus on health needs and wellness promotion of older adults. Maine’s older adult population is …
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Amy Cotton, APRN

Hampden Native to Become Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 19, 2012, at 9:22 a.m.
(Bangor, Me) – Amy Cotton, APRN has been selected for induction into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing. The academy’s 1,800 fellows are the nation’s most accomplished leaders in education, practice, and research within the nursing profession. These fellows are honored for their extraordinary accomplishments in nursing and …
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Rosscare Facilities Celebrate Assisted Living Week – September 9 – 15

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 06, 2012, at 8:08 a.m.
(Bangor, Me) – In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, September 9 to 15, 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 “Art for the Ages.” “Art for …
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Rosscare’s Lifeline Program Transitions to Maine-based LiveSAFE Response Service

By Karen Cashman on Sept. 05, 2012, at 10:19 a.m.
(Bangor, ME)- Yesterday, Rosscare’s Lifeline Medical Alert Service program officially transitioned to LiveSAFE Response Service. Rosscare is proud that this service will be fully operated within Maine. LiveSAFE is a help button service developed by the members of EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems). With the push of a button, calls …
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Vitamins and Healthy Aging Presentation at Sylvia Ross Home

By Karen Cashman on May 17, 2012, at 8:14 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – The public is invited to attend a special presentation,  Vitamins and Healthy Aging – is there a link?, at 2 pm Thursday, May 24, at the Sylvia Ross Home. This presentation is being offered in conjunction with an open house at Sylvia Ross Home from 1 to-4 p.m., …
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National Nursing Home Week – May 13 -19

By Karen Cashman on May 10, 2012, at 8:31 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine  – EMHS is proud to recognize and thank the residents and staff of our nursing homes as we celebrate National Nursing Home Week ®, which begins on Mother’s Day, May 13 and continues through May 19, 2012. Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, vice president of EMHS Continuum of …
 
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