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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 …
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Mat Doty, Community Affairs Manager for Plum Creek Timber Company (left) presents a check to Alan Duplessis, PCHC Board Member (right), with Kenneth Schmidt, PCHC President and CEO (center) as construction is being completed in front of Jackman Community Health Center. Community Health Center

PCHC Receives $5,000 Plum Creek Grant to Support Jackman Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Dec. 11, 2015, at 9:51 a.m.
Jackman, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Trustees of the Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund a HVAC Installation Project at Jackman Community Health Center. Jackman Community Health Center is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is …
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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 Dec. 08, 2015, at 2:58 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has been recognized 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. This is the fifth year in a row that PCHC has earned …
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Dr. Trip Gardner, PCHC’s Chief Psychiatric Officer, Receives Dorothea Dix Award

Dr. Trip Gardner, PCHC’s Chief Psychiatric Officer Receives Dorothea Dix Award

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 25, 2015, at 10:31 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Vernon Trip Gardner, III, MD, PCHC’s Chief Psychiatric Officer, is the 2015 recipient of the Dorothea Dix Award. The Dorothea Dix Award is given to those dedicated to promoting recovery and improving the quality of life of people living with …
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Benefit Dinner & Auction Dec. 2 to Support Hope House Health & Living Center

A Home for the Holidays Benefit Dinner & Auction December 2nd

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 20, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Bangor Conference Center, 713 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-992-9200 x1402; HopeHouseBangor.org. Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) invites you to “A Home for the Holidays” Benefit Dinner and Auction on December 2nd at the Bangor Conference Center to …
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Michael P. Jones, CPA, Joins PCHC Board of Directors

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 17, 2015, at 3:52 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Michael P. Jones, CPA of BBSC CPAs (formerly Beatham, Bernier, Seekins & Colpritt, CPAs), has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are so pleased that Michael has joined our Board of Directors. …
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Psychiatric nurse practitioner recognized for behavioral health excellence

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 12, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that Deborah MacLean, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, was the 2015 recipient of the Maine Primary Care Association Behavioral Health Excellence Award. MacLean was recognized at the association’s annual conference in Bar Harbor on Oct. 21. The award is given annually to …
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Prize Awarded to Global Community Mental Health Organization

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize awarded to global community mental health organization

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 09, 2015, at 9:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — For the first time in its history, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded its prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize to Fountain House-Clubhouse International of which Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse in Bangor is a member. Each year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the award, the world’s largest humanitarian prize, …
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Marie Brown, PCHC Clinical Employee of the Year (Left) featured with Alta Worcester, PCHC 
Non-Clinical Employee of the Year (Right), and 
Ken Schmidt, MPA, President and CEO (Center).

PCHC Names 2015 Clinical & Non-Clinical Employees of the Year

By Katherine Thomas on Nov. 04, 2015, at 9:26 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Marie Brown, Assistant Clinical Coordinator, Helen Hunt Health Center, and Alta Worcester, Patient Service Representative, Brewer Medical Center, were named PCHC’s 2015 Clinical and Non-Clinical Employees of the Year! Both of this year’s honorees provide exceptional care and service to …