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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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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 …
 
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