Articles by Katherine Thomas

 
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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 …
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PCHC's Outreach & Enrollment Team Can Help You Apply for Marketplace Insurance

Need Health Insurance Through the Federal Marketplace?

By Katherine Thomas on Oct. 29, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care’s (PCHC) Outreach and Enrollment team is gearing up for a very busy Marketplace Open Enrollment Period where they help patients and the public sign up for health insurance through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment will run from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016 …
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Benefit 5k Run/Walk October 17th in City Forest

Run for Shelter 5k Run/Walk October 17th in City Forest

By Katherine Thomas on Oct. 05, 2015, at 2:27 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Bangor City Forest, , Tripp Drive Entrance-East Trail Parking Lot off Stillwater Avenue, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-992-9200; Active.com PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center is hosting its 1st Annual Run for Shelter 5k Run/Walk at 10am on …
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PCHC Providing Flu Shots in Bangor, Brewer, Belfast, & Old Town

By Katherine Thomas on Oct. 02, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is offering flu shots at several of their sites in Bangor, Brewer, Belfast, and Old Town, throughout the fall and winter as supplies last. PCHC is happy to offer the influenza vaccine to everyone age 6 months or older and to any community member of …
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Dana Catalfamo, PA-C, Joins PCHC's Brewer Medical Center

Dana Catalfamo, Ph.D., PA-C, Joins PCHCs Brewer Medical Center

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 25, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Dana Catalfamo, Ph.D., PA-C (Certified Physician Assistant), has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Brewer Medical center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer. Ms. Catalfamo’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care …
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Jennifer MacDonald, FNP, Joins Winterport Community Health Center

Jennifer MacDonald, FNP, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Winterport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 19, 2015, at 12:50 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jennifer MacDonald, FNP, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Winterport Community Health Center, 775 North Main Street, Winterport. Ms. MacDonald’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. …
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Hope House Hosting Coed Softball Tournament Sept. 6

Hope House Softball Tournament Planned for September 6

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 14, 2015, at 10:08 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Union Street Complex, 1373 Union Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-356-4716 ; PCHC.com/HHSoftball PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center is hosting a coed softball tournament at the Union Street Softball Fields on Sunday, September 6 and is seeking …
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US Clubhouse Hosts Toiletry Drive

Clubhouse Hosting Drive for Personal Care Items August 15-23

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 12, 2015, at 10:03 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Friday, Aug. …
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Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook Named PCHC’s Chief Operations Officer

By Katherine Thomas on July 22, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Dawn Cook has been named PCHC’s Chief Operations Officer. Ms. Cook has served since 2012 as a senior leader and for over a year as PCHC’s Chief Practice Officer, overseeing all PCHC practices and direct patient/client services. As a member …
Photo (Left to Right): Carol Lumbert-Worster, Radiology Technician, and Patricia Doyle, MD, view a digital x-ray image at Jackman Community Health Center.

Jackman Community Health Center Receives $5,000 Grant from Maine Community Foundation

By Katherine Thomas on July 13, 2015, at 4:04 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center has received $5,000 from the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support outreach and development efforts for raising community awareness that the practice now offers x-ray services. With these efforts, PCHC hopes more …
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Ellen Lauer, DO, Named Young Physician of the Year

By Katherine Thomas on July 09, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Lauer, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Pediatrician at Penobscot Pediatrics, has been named the Maine Osteopathic Association’s Young Physician of the Year! Dr. Lauer was recognized for her anti-bullying education work called “Skate Don’t Hate” with Central Maine Derby. …
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The Community Garden at the Hope House Health & Living Center, 179 Corporate Drive, Bangor.

Hope House Health & Living Center Cultivates Community Garden

By Katherine Thomas on July 06, 2015, at 11:55 a.m.
Guests, staff, and volunteers at the Hope House Health and Living Center, 179 Corporate Drive, Bangor, have cultivated a community garden for the fifth year. The produce is used for meals at the Hope House Shelter, with extra produce distributed to guests of transitional housing and those in need at …
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Representatives of Camden National Bank presented a Hope at Home donation to John Patten, DO, Medical Director, and Annette Adams, MSW, Practice Director of Penobscot Community Health Center.

PCHC Practice Receives Donation from Camden National Bank’s Hope at Home Campaign

By Katherine Thomas on July 01, 2015, at 11:40 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that its practice Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor, was a recent recipient of Camden National Bank’s Hope at Home Campaign. Penobscot Community Health Center was nominated by an anonymous individual to receive the $100 donation. Representatives of Camden …
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PCHC recently graduated Karilynn Dowling, PharmD, John Scolaro, PharmD, and Chelsea Magee, PharmD from its PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Karilynn Dowling, PharmD and Chelsea Magee, PharmD will be progressing to PCHC’s Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Residency Program in Health-System Pharmacy Administration. John Scolaro, PharmD, has accepted a Faculty position at Husson University School of Pharmacy (HUSoP) and will be placed at a PCHC practice site.

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New

By Katherine Thomas on June 30, 2015, at 11:12 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce the addition of three new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Jessica Bates, PharmD, Michela Fiori, PharmD, and Charles-Gregor Flores Derupe, PharmD. PCHC recently graduated John Scolaro, PharmD, Karilynn Dowling, PharmD, and Chelsea …