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Lose Weight, Feel Better, Prevent Diabetes

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Jan. 03, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
Are you at risk for pre-diabetes? Call us today to see if you are able to participate in the Healthy Lifestyles Program, a diabetes prevention program developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Classes begin January 23. “The CDC estimates that one of every three U.S. adults has pre-diabetes,” …
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Knox Center Achieves National Quality Recognition

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 24, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
The Knox Center for Long Term Care is proud to announce it has achieved Tier III recognition from the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The AHCA’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program recognizes AHCA nursing center members that demonstrate the attainment of one or more of the four AHCA Quality Initiative Goals. …

Freshstart Smoking Cessation Classes Start January 7

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 24, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
Ready to quit smoking? Pen Bay Healthcare’s Picker Family Resource Center invites you to attend the next session of the Freshstart quit smoking program. The free four-week program begins Tuesday evenings, January 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Picker Family Resource Center on the …

Blood Drive – January 9: Give a Pint, Get a Pound (of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee)

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 24, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Pen Bay Medical Center, Hitchings Conference Room (C), 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME For more information: Mary McAllister; 596-8770; pbmc.org Pen Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, January 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. …
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Pen Bay doctors honored in Peer Survey

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 23, 2013, at 12:45 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine – Twenty-one Pen Bay physicians were chosen for inclusion in Down East Magazine’s “Maine Top Docs Physician Survey 2014” as the top physicians in their respective fields. The physicians who made the list were chosen through a peer review in which Maine doctors were asked who they would go …
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Judy Benner, Lead Support Partner, Special Care Unit, is Pen Bay Healthcare's 2013 Employee of the Year.

Pen Bay Honors Employee for dedication

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 23, 2013, at 12:43 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — Judy Benner was named Pen Bay Healthcare Employee of the Year for 2013, to the delight of her coworkers who honored her at the Pen Bay Healthcare holiday party. Benner is a 37-year employee with 35 years in Pen Bay’s Special Care Unit (SCU). According to Sharon …
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Pen Bay Healthcare: What’s Open, What’s Closed For Christmas and New Year’s

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 23, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare would like to inform the public about upcoming holiday hours. Many Pen Bay Doctor’s offices will close early on Christmas Eve, December 24 and all are closed on Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1. The hospital is always open, including the Emergency Department …
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Students jog in place at Owls Head Central School.

Local organizations working to prevent childhood obesity: 22 sites recognized in Knox County

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Dec. 11, 2013, at 9:55 a.m.
Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0, a nationally-recognized childhood obesity prevention program based in Maine, has recognized 22 organizations in Knox County for their work in supporting children and families in healthy eating and active living. Let’s Go! has been working to reduce childhood obesity since 2006 by sharing the 5-2-1-0 message: • …
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Call the switchboard at 594-8000 to check if offices or departments are open during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pen Bay Healthcare: What’s Open, What’s Closed for Thanksgiving

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 27, 2013, at 9:59 a.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare would like to inform the public about which departments are open and which are closed during the upcoming holiday. Please call the switchboard at 207-596-8000 to be connected to any Pen Bay department. Most departments and doctor’s offices are closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November …
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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Wade C. Johnson, Pen Bay president & CEO observe as Blaine Buck, president & CEO of Cordjia Capital Projects Group describes the Hospice House layout to philanthropist Donald Sussman.

Sussman Names Pen Bay Hospice House, Tours Site

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 27, 2013, at 9:55 a.m.
Donald Sussman, businessman and philanthropist from North Haven, recently pledged a generous naming donation and toured the site of Pen Bay Healthcare’s Hospice House. Accompanied to the Pen Bay Medical Center campus on November 25 by his wife, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Sussman met with Pen Bay’s president and CEO, Wade …
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Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary Sponsors Christmas Trees For Warmth

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 25, 2013, at 12:47 p.m.
Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice Auxiliary is sponsoring the second annual Christmas Trees for Warmth. Two Christmas trees will be set up for decorating with handmade or store-bought hats, mittens, gloves and scarves of all sizes. These items will then be distributed to children and adults in need during the …

Pen Bay Healthcare Hosts Blood Drive – January 9

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 25, 2013, at 12:42 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Physicians Building, Hitchings Conference Room, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME For more information: Blood Bank, Pen Bay Medical Center; 596-8770 Please consider donating blood at the next Blood Drive on January 9, 2014 from …

Health Matters With Kno-Wal-Lin: Holiday Stress, Holiday Blues – Saying No to the Old Patterns

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 22, 2013, at 10:11 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 200, Rockport, Maine For more information: 596-8950; penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter/ Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice will present “Holiday Stress, Holiday Blues: Saying No to the Old Patterns” on …

Quarry Hill Program to Explore Solstice Traditions

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 22, 2013, at 9:58 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME For more information: 230-6116; quarryhill.org/news-and-events Musical storyteller Jennifer Armstrong of Belfast will shed light on winter solstice traditions from around the world in “Celebrating Solstice Through Story and Song,” on …
Ira Mandel, MD, MPG, medical director, Pen Bay Healthcare, Hospice and Palliative Care Program

Ira Mandel, MD, MPH, offers a look at Palliative Medicine

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 01, 2013, at 9:58 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: Quarry Hill Registration; 207-230-6114; quarryhill.org/news-and-events. Ira Mandel, MD, MPH, medical director of Pen Bay Healthcare’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, will discuss the field of palliative medicine on Wednesday, …

Hospice Annual Service of Faith and Remembrance

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 01, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway St., Rockland, ME For more information: Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers ; 207-593-9355 Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and Pen Bay Healthcare’s Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice invite the community to their annual Service of Faith …
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Jana Tobin, manager, Outpatient PT & OT, Pen Bay Healthcare

Jana Tobin is Employee of the Month

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Nov. 01, 2013, at 9:37 a.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — Jana Tobin, of Pen Bay’s Outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy (PT & OT) department, is a supervisor who leads by example in clinical care, considers the needs of her employees and works tirelessly at her responsibilities so that her staff can focus on their own work in …

Pen Bay Healthcare Hosts 10th And Final Victorian Tea and Breast Health Fair

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:26 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Berry Manor Inn, 81 Talbot Street, Rockland, ME For more information: Picker Family Resource Center; 207-596-8950; penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter/ On Thursday, October 24, from 3-7 p.m., the tenth and final Victorian Tea & Breast Health Fair will be held at the beautiful …
Dr. Julie White, chief of Surgery, Pen Bay Medical Center

Free carotid artery screening

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, Rockport, ME For more information: Vascular Lab, Pen Bay Medical Center; 207-593-5737; pbmc.org/carotid ROCKLAND, Maine — You are invited to attend a free ultrasound screening …

Pen Bay Healthcare Schedules Flu Shot Clinics

By Pen Bay Healthcare on Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:06 a.m.
Pen Bay Healthcare is announcing a series of flu shot clinics in October in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. Vaccinations cost $30. Cash and check are accepted, as is Medicare (bring card). These are a combination of seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine in a single vaccination. Pen Bay Internal Medicine …
 
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