Articles by Katherine Thomas

 
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PCHC's Newest Pharmacy Residents: Shilpa Nair, PharmD, Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Nick Michaud, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD. Not pictured:  Irene Madrigal, BS, PharmD and Charles Gregor Derupe, PharmD.

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New

By Katherine Thomas on July 01, 2016, at 9:47 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce the addition of six new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Irene Madrigal, PharmD, Nicholas Michaud, PharmD, Shilpa Nair, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD. PCHC recently graduated …
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Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Funds to PCHC Dental Center to Strengthen Services.

Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Funds to PCHC Dental Center to Strengthen Services

By Katherine Thomas on June 29, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has announced the award of $148,568 to five nonprofit dental clinics that are part of Maine’s oral health safety net to strengthen their capacity to provide high quality, affordable dental care for low-income Mainers. PCHC Dental Center was the recipient of a $25,000 award …
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Bruce Hews, Jr., Hope House Campus Manager, received a 2016 Next Step Maine Employee of Promise Scholarship during Maine Development Foundation’s Annual Recognition event.

PCHC Employee of Promise receives Maine Development Foundation Scholarship

By Katherine Thomas on June 22, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
As a Next Step Maine Employer engaged in Maine Development Foundation’s statewide Employers’ Initiative working to advance the skills and education of Maine’s workforce, Hope House Health & Living Center participated in the fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program nominating their employees for scholarship awards to …
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Todd O’Brien, Podiatrist, Detects Fractures via Smartphone

Todd O’Brien, Podiatrist, Detects Fractures via Smartphone

By Katherine Thomas on June 15, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien, DPM, Podiatrist at PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town, was recently invited to speak at the World Podiatry Congress in Montreal regarding a novel way to detect fractures of the foot and ankle via …
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Susan McKinley, MD

Dr. Susan McKinley, Pediatrician, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on June 08, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Susan McKinley, MD, experienced Pediatrician, has joined the providers and staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Dr. McKinley’s practice centers on high-quality medical care for patients from birth to age 26, including patient physicals, acute visits, …
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Brewer City Councilor Jerry Goss presents a plaque recognizing 10 years of service to the staff of the Brewer School Based Health Centers as well as the Brewer School Nurses.

Celebrating 10 Years of School Based Health Centers in Brewer

By Katherine Thomas on May 31, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Brewer School-Based Health Centers celebrated 10 years of service with a recent open house and enrollment event for Brewer students and their parents, as well as Brewer city officials, with guest speaker Kevin Mannix who spoke about shame, mental …
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Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, PCHC's Chief Dental Officer refers to a digital dental x-ray.

PCHC Awarded Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Grant

By Katherine Thomas on May 05, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the board of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has approved a grant of $7,980 to help PCHC’s Dental Center at Helen Hunt Health Center purchase a Gendex Sensor System which will expand x-ray capacity and help improve image quality of …
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Samantha Gilligan, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast.

Samantha Gilligan, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on April 26, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Samantha Gilligan, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Ms. Gilligan’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care …
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PCHC Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index, Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by National Survey

PCHC Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by National Survey

By Katherine Thomas on April 13, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has been recognized for the sixth year in a row as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The honor is given to …
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Peter Millard, MD, PhD, (featured here with a patient) is now Medical Director of Seaport Community Health Center and Christine Kramer, DO, has been named Associate Director of the practice

Seaport Community Health Center Names Practice Leadership

By Katherine Thomas on April 12, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Peter Millard, MD, PhD, is now Medical Director of Seaport Community Health Center and Christine Kramer, DO, has been named Associate Director of the practice. The practice, now located at 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, was founded in 1984 by David …
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Morag Robertson, AGNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Morag Robertson, AGNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

By Katherine Thomas on April 07, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Morag Robertson, AGNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Ms. Robertson’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric …
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Natalie Sigwart, DDS, Joins PCHC Dental Center

Natalie Sigwart, DDS, Joins PCHC Dental Center

By Katherine Thomas on March 23, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Natalie Sigwart, DDS, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor to provide high-quality oral health care, including management of medically complex patients. Dr. Sigwart received her undergraduate pre-dentistry degree at Towson University and her Doctor …
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Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Hosting March 24 Open House.

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Hosting Open House March 24

By Katherine Thomas on March 18, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, 30 Summer Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-404-8383; unlimitedsolutionsclubhouse.com/ PCHC’s Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is hosting an open house on Thursday, March 24, 4-6pm at 30 Summer Street, Bangor, to celebrate their recent expansion and the services …
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Meghan Mamula, DO, and Kristen Martin, DO, have been named Medical Directors of Brewer Medical Center and Penobscot Pediatrics respectively.

PCHC Providers Named Medical Directors

By Katherine Thomas on Feb. 09, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Meghan Mamula, DO, and Kristen Martin, DO, have been named Medical Directors of Brewer Medical Center and Penobscot Pediatrics respectively. Brewer Medical Center is located at 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, and Penobscot Pediatrics is located at 1068 Union Street, Bangor. …
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Megan A. Sanders, Esq., Joins PCHC as VP of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel.

Megan A. Sanders, Esq., Joins PCHC as VP of Human Resources & Associate General Counsel

By Katherine Thomas on Feb. 02, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Megan A. Sanders, Esq. has joined Penobscot Community Health Care as Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining PCHC, Ms. Sanders served at the University of Maine, most recently as Chief of Staff to President …
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Todd O’Brien, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Joins PCHC

By Katherine Thomas on Jan. 28, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien, DPM, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town. Dr. O’Brien’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality podiatric care. Dr. O’Brien received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and …
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Community Care Partnership of Maine Selected For Medicare Shared Savings Program

By Katherine Thomas on Jan. 18, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
New hospitals and health care providers join successful, cutting-edge federal initiative that cuts costs and puts patients at the center of their care – Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 121 new …
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Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS, PCHC Chief Pharmacy Officer, was recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

PCHC Chief Pharmacy Officer Recognized by ASHP for Advocacy

By Katherine Thomas on Jan. 12, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS, Chief Pharmacy Officer, was recognized December 7th by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for her exceptional leadership and advocacy for patients and the profession of Pharmacy. The ASHP Political Action Committee recognized Dr. Homsted …
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Laurie Yntema, MD, Geriatrician Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Laurie Yntema, MD, Geriatrician Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

By Katherine Thomas on Jan. 08, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care  is pleased to announce that Laurie Yntema, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Dr. Yntema’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric care. …
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Longest Night Homeless Vigil Planned for December 22nd - 
Bangor’s Annual Homeless Memorial Day

Longest Night Homeless Vigil planned for Dec. 22 in Bangor

By Katherine Thomas on Dec. 17, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-217-6713; PCHC.com BANGOR, Maine — PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, will sponsor …