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New fetal monitor at Pen Bay’s Birth Center

New Heart Rate Equipment Measures Fetal Well-Being

By Pen Bay Healthcare on June 13, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare in Midcoast Maine is offering an innovative patient monitoring solution that allows mother’s to move freely and use hydrotherapy, while still having their babies monitored. Made possible by a generous donation from the Cascade Foundation, Pen Bay’s Birth Center was able to purchase six electronic fetal heart …
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Pen Bay Healthcare providers (L-R):Mark Eggena, MD, Archie Green, DO, Kirsten Staples, MD, Kristin Dobbins, FNP, Carrie Thackeray, MD, Kevin Davey, MD, Ted Mohlie, MD, Neal Yetman, DO, Aoife Redmond, MD, Robert Laurence, MD, Jeff Landfair, MD, Denise Anderson, DO, Robert Merrill, MD & Jennifer Guilfoyle, FNP.

Local Providers Receive National Recognition For Heart & Diabetes Care

By Pen Bay Healthcare on June 13, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare is pleased to announce that fourteen Pen Bay Primary Care providers recently received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for excellence in Diabetes care, as well as Heart/Stroke care. The Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) was designed to acknowledge clinicians who use evidence-based measures …
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Home Toxins and Fire Prevention Safety Talk

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Friday, June 13, 2014 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 207-594-6705; facebook.com/penbayhealth The Friends of Pen Bay Healthcare invite you to join them for a free Better Together community talk in June. Get updates to this and other events …
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Learn about Sport Injury Prevention

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Midcoast Recreation Center, 535 West St., Rockport, ME For more information: 207-594-6705; facebook.com/penbayhealth The Friends of Pen Bay Healthcare invite you to join them for several free Better Together community talks in June. Get updates to these and other events …
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Learn about Bike Safety, Sport Injury Prevention and Home Toxins

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.Friday, June 13, 2014 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Pen Bay Physicians Building, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Hitchings Conference Room (C), Rockport, ME For more information: 207-594-6705; facebook.com/penbayhealth …
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Donations Wanted: Annual Knox Center Yard Sale

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Knox Center for Long Term Care, 6 White St., Rockland, ME For more information: 207-594-6850; penbayhealthcare.org/knoxcenter/ It’s almost here! Rain or shine, the annual Knox Center yard sale will be held on the Rockland facility campus on Saturday, June 21. …
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A screening of the documentary film “The Hungry Heart” and a Q&A session with the filmmakers are part of the free program on the opioid epidemic in 2014.

Free Documentary Screening on Prescription Drug Addiction

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, ME For more information: 207-596-8950; penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter/ The National Institute on Drug Abuse has formally recognized that an epidemic of opioid dependence has emerged in the United States involving prescription pain medications and heroin. Northern …
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Julie White, MD, is a board certified and chief of surgery at Pen Bay Surgery. She is also the director of the Wound Healing Center and the Vascular Services Lab at Pen Bay

Free Carotid Artery Disease Screening

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 23, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Pen Bay Surgery, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 103, Rockport, ME For more information: 207-593-5744; penbayhealthcare.org/events/ Learn About the Most Common Cause of Stroke You are invited to attend a free ultrasound screening for Carotid Artery Disease on Wednesday, May …
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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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