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Free Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Talk, April 5

By Pen Bay Healthcare on April 02, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Spectacular Events Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor, ME For more information: 617-375-9900; MSCureFund.org Attend this Multiple Sclerosis talk with Alexandra Degenhardt, MD, MMSc, Pen Bay Healthcare Neurologist and MS Specialist. In this private, intimate and casual atmosphere, enjoy connecting with …

Curious about Misinformation about Toxic Chemicals? Attend Free Screening

By Pen Bay Healthcare on March 18, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Maine Premiere of HBO film “Toxic Hot Seat” will feature the filmmaker and Hannah Pingree, former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, who co-stars in the film. It will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Toxic Hot Seat …
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Curious About Misinformation On Hidden Toxic Chemicals? Attend Free Screening

By Pen Bay Healthcare on March 13, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Strand Theatre Rockland, 345 Main St, Rockland, ME For more information: 207-594-6705 Pen Bay Healthcare invites you to a free screening of the documentary, Toxic Hot Seat, by Kirby Walker and James Redford, followed by a Q&A after the film. …
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Consider the Conversation: Free Documentary On Advanced Care Planning

By Pen Bay Healthcare on March 12, 2014, at 12:46 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Second Congregational Church, Warren, 252 Main St., Warren, Maine For more information: 596-8301; penbayhealthcare.org Please join Pen Bay Healthcare’s Ira Mandel, MD, and Sarah Dwelley, RN for a free screening of “Consider the Conversation,” a documentary about advanced care planning …
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Honor Your Board-Certified Nurse Day on March 19, 2014

Board Certified Nurses Make a Difference

By Pen Bay Healthcare on March 12, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: National Certified Nurses Day, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-596-8000; penbayhealthcare.org Did you know that less than 20% of American nurses are board certified and Pen Bay Healthcare has over 65 who have achieved national board …
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Tom Jurewitz, pharmacy director, Pen Bay Medical Center

Pen Bay Medical Center appoints new pharmacy director

By Pen Bay Healthcare on March 12, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Jurewitz, B.S. Pharm., as Pen Bay Medical Center’s pharmacy director. Jurewitz will oversee organizational leadership for the Pharmacy department, facilitate staff development and organizational advancement. Jurewitz has a breadth of healthcare experience in hospital pharmacy practice, retail pharmacy practice …
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Skiers and Snowboarders: Wearing Helmets Saves Lives!

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Feb. 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
According to an article in the New York Times “Wear a Helmet When Hitting the Slopes,” studies have concluded that helmets reduce the risk of a serious head injury by as much as 60 percent. But a surprising number of safety experts and snow sports enthusiasts remain unconvinced that helmets …
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Gary Friedman, audiologist, Pen Bay Speech & Hearing

Hard of Hearing? Enhance the Quality of Your Life

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Feb. 27, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
I’m an audiologist and would like to share information with you about improving your hearing and listening skills. I see approximately 1,000 patients per year and one of the first questions I ask an adult patient is “What brings you to the office today?” The most popular answer is “My …
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Health Literacy: Why Does It Matter? Nine in ten people lack the skills they need to be healthy.

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Feb. 27, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
Have ever left your doctor’s office feeling confused or found yourself staying up late into the night using Google to research symptoms or your medical condition? If so, you already know a little something about Health Literacy. Health Literacy is a term we use to describe how well patients can …

Organize Your Time For A Happy, Healthy 2014!

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:49 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, Rockport, ME For more information: Picker Family Resource Center; 207-596-8950; penbayhealthcare.org Looking for inventive ways to organize and easily manage the many elements of your …

Say Goodnight to Insomnia

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, Rockport, ME For more information: Picker Family Resource Center; 207-596-8950; penbayhealthcare.org Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you begin to think about what awaits tomorrow …
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Say Goodnight to Insomnia

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you begin to think about what awaits tomorrow and worry about not being able to do your work, attend to your children, or meet your obligations? The Picker Family Resource Center will offer Say Goodnight to Insomnia, a 6-week cognitive behavioral (CBT) program for …
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Nancy Lubin, certified life coach

Organize Your Time For A Happy, Healthy 2014!

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Looking for inventive ways to organize and easily manage the many elements of your busy life? Join certified life coach Nancy Lubin for a two-part series about organizing your time so you have time for your life. The series will take place on Thursdays, February 13 and 20, from 5:30 …
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Donna Dugal, RN, BSN (left) and Patricia (Trisha) LaVallee, RN, BSN (right), Care Transitions coaches at Pen Bay Healthcare.

Pen Bay’s Care Transitions Coaches Work to Keep you Home

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 17, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
Do you receive Medicare benefits? Are you are an adult patient with a chronic or progressive disease? If you have have recently been discharged from Pen Bay Medical Center and have other specific clinical risk factors, you may eligible to receive assistance through the Care Transitions Program. This 4-week program …
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Pen Bay Stroke Program Achieves Joint Commission Recertification

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 17, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
The Pen Bay Medical Center Stroke Program underwent a rigorous on site review in early November. A Joint Commission expert reviewed the programs’ compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care program as well as primary stroke center requirements. The program achieved recertification from the Joint Commission, an …
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Pen Bay Medical Center Welcomes New Year’s Baby Bryson Jacob Dennison

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 10, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
On January 7, 2014 at 7:54 p.m. Pen Bay Medical Center welcomed Bryson Jacob Dennison (8 lb. 6 oz., 20 inches) into the world. The first baby to be born at Pen Bay Medical Center in 2014, Bryson, the first-born child of Meaghan Hayward and Jeremy Dennison of Camden, was …
Parents Meaghan Hayward and Jeremy Dennison of Camden, Maine, pose with Bryson Jacob Dennison, the 2014 New Year’s Baby at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Pen Bay Medical Center Welcomes New Year’s Baby Bryson Jacob Dennison

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 10, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Location: Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME For more information: 596-8900; pbmc.org On January 7, 2014 at 7:54 p.m. Pen Bay Medical Center welcomed Bryson Jacob Dennison (8 lb. 6 oz., 20 inches) into the world. The …
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Flu Season is Here! Pen Bay Protects You During Flu Season

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 03, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Flu season has officially arrived in Knox County. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. Flu can make some people much sicker than others. According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s particular flu strain, Influenza …

Curious About Nutrition During Cancer Treatments?

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 03, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Pen Bay Cancer Care, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME For more information: Ginny Vaitones; 596-8977 ROCKPORT, Maine — “Nothing tastes good.”.“Can I eat certain foods to make my red blood cells grow?” “I’m not …

Lose Weight, Feel Better, Prevent Diabetes

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 03, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Pen Bay Medical Center, Cardio Rehabilitation Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME For more information: Eileen Molloy; 701-3999; pbmc.org CDC Estimates 1 Of Every 3 Adults In U.S Has Pre-Diabetes Are you at risk for pre-diabetes? Call us today …
 
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