Articles by TAMC Communications and Development

Among community and TAMC leaders taking part in the ribbon cutting at the new County Dialysis Center were, front from left:  Cindy Thibeau of Machias Savings Bank, which donated funds in support of the new center; Chamber board members Laurie Nelson and Shelley McAtee; Aron Chalou, manager of County Dialysis Center; Shawn Lahey, chamber president; Gene Lynch, member of the TAMC Board of Trustees; Glenda Dwyer, TAMC interim president;  Donna & Robert Umphrey of Northeast Packaging; and Sherry Beaulieu, manager of TAMC’s Country Heart Gift Shop, which has donated proceeds to the CDC effort.  Back from left: Orpheus Allison, dialysis patient; Renee Saucier of Machias Savings Bank; Floyd Rockholdt, chamber board member; Diane Greene and Joe Clukey from Katahdin Trust Company, another donor for the center; Dr. Jay Reynolds, chief medical officer at TAMC; Pete St. John, Katahdin Trust Company; and Michael Bosse from The County Federal Credit Union, also a donor for the center.

County Dialysis Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Official Opening

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:41 p.m.
Only County program providing life-saving treatments close to home PRESQUE ISLE- The County Dialysis Center, the only kidney dialysis service in Aroostook County and the only not- for-profit center in Maine, held a ribbon cutting and open house yesterday with patients, health care providers and business and community leaders at …
Seven year old Kearston Albert of Fort Kent receives a hug from her hero; her big sister Robin, who was a perfect bone marrow match and ultimately saved Kearston’s life.

September is Childhood Cancer Month – Fort Kent girl shows ‘Courage in The County’

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Aroostook County – September is “Childhood Cancer Month,” and for one Aroostook County family it’s been a rough four years. In 2012, Kearston Albert of Fort Kent could not shake a fever. She was not able to get rid of simple infections. After several doctor visits she had a series …

TAMC flu shot clinics announced for fall 2016; free high dose vaccines for seniors added

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC officials are planning six upcoming free seasonal flu shot clinics in central Aroostook County to get as many community members vaccinated as possible. The health care provider will offer three traditional walk-in clinics, including one for pediatric patients, and three of its popular drive-up clinics. New …
Eric Schools, a former patient of TAMC’s Acute Rehab Unit, poses at his desk at York’s of Houlton where he works as a finance and insurance manager.

Houlton man can walk again; will share his experience with others at TAMC’s Acute Rehab Reunion

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 16, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Aroostook County – Two years ago Eric Schools of Houlton was vacationing with his family in Old Orchard Beach. They had rented a house and were making the most of their time together. On the third night, August 11, 2014, Eric’s left leg began to feel heavy; like it was …

County Dialysis Center Hosts Open House

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 15, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE- The County Dialysis Center, the only kidney dialysis service in Aroostook County and the only not- for-profit center in Maine, announced today a ribbon cutting and open house will take place at its expanded and updated facility. The public is invited to the event on Thursday, September 22nd …

Change in agreement between Crown and City of Presque Isle brings changes down the road

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A collaborative agreement between The Aroostook Medical Center and the City of Presque Isle regarding ambulance service expires on Thursday, Sept. 15, and there are no plans to renew the agreement at this time, based on the City’s plans to create its own 911 service. “We had …

TAMC Announces August Births

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC welcomed the following “Special Deliveries” born at AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of August, 2016. AMES – A Girl, Mackenzie Marie-Ann Ames, born August 3, to Jessie and Shaun Ames of Easton. Maternal Grandparents are Nancy Boucher of Mapleton and Michael …

TAMC to collect electronics and medical equipment for recycling on September 21

By TAMC Communications and Development on Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:43 a.m.
Aroostook County – Due to popular demand, TAMC will once again be offering the opportunity to bring used, broken and unwanted electronic devices for proper disposal, free of charge, this fall. In addition, the medical center will be collecting no longer needed medical equipment to donate to Partners for World …

TAMC Health Fair takes new direction in 2016

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 23, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Aroostook County – As the summer draws to a close and the fall season will soon be upon us, plans are well underway for the 2016 TAMC Health Fair. This year will be a departure from how it has been offered in recent years. “For the past three years, our …

TAMC and OnSomble partner to offer leading edge competency measurement solution

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 18, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC, Aroostook County’s most comprehensive provider of healthcare services, is taking another step forward in the organization’s continuing efforts to strive for high quality and safety for patients by partnering with Nashville-based OnSomble, provider of a comprehensive software solution designed to measure core competencies within organizations. “Measuring …
(L to R): Katahdin Trust employees Joe Clukey, Assistant Vice President & Retail Services Officer; Krista Putnam, Vice President of Marketing; and Peter St. John, Executive Vice President, Commercial Services; TAMC Interim President Glenda Dwyer and Jay Reynolds, MD. Chief Medical Officer.

Katahdin Trust Donates $25,000 to County Dialysis Center; Local bank issues “Katahdin Challenge”, encourages others to help

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, ME – Katahdin Trust Company has donated $25,000 to help upgrade the County Dialysis Center facility and equipment that allows patients from County hospitals to receive local care close to home. “Katahdin Trust is honored to contribute to the County Dialysis Center. The service they offer is vital …

TAMC, MSAD 42 and ACAP partner to offer CNA course locally

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
Aroostook County – Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) are in demand across the region, and three local organizations have joined forces to bring an affordable training opportunity to interested individuals. The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC), MSAD #42 Adult Education and the Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) are partnering to offer a …

First Aroostook County Autism Conference set for October 7

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Aroostook County – Family members, educators and professionals who live and work with autistic individuals will soon have the opportunity to gain valuable resources and greater understanding of the individuals we aim to support thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Aroostook Autism Support Group. The first Aroostook County Autism …
Getting their picture taken with “REDY,” the mascot of the 2016 REDY Youth Triathlon to be held on September 11th at UMPI are (l to r) Cruze Casavant, Charli Casavant, Rhianna Desjardin, Ava Holder, Tayler Thompson, Anna Durost, Olivia Locke, Jayden Harvell, Nolan Holder, and Caleb Holder.

REDY Youth Triathlon planned for September; training session planned for August 14

By TAMC Communications and Development on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
Aroostook County – Organizers of the REDY Youth Triathlon are making preparations for the event held exclusively for the area’s youngest triathletes. In order to make this event accessible to all youth who want to participate, for the first time the registration fee has been set at $10. The triathlon, …

TAMC earns 4 stars in the new CMS rating system

By TAMC Communications and Development on July 28, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
Aroostook County – Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released results of their new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating that reflects comprehensive quality information about the care provided at hospitals nationwide. TAMC earned 4 stars, the highest rating of any Maine hospital. “This rating emphasizes TAMC’s commitment …

TAMC nurses return to work

By TAMC Communications and Development on July 25, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Aroostook County – Unionized nurses at TAMC returned to work on Sunday morning, July 24, after striking for 48 hours at the Presque Isle hospital. Patient care was not interrupted during the strike, according to Jay Reynolds, MD, chief medical officer. “We are happy to have our nurses back taking …

TAMC takes steps to ensure patient care and safety during nurses strike

By TAMC Communications and Development on July 22, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
Aroostook County – Officials at The Aroostook Medical Center shared with the public that the hospital will continue to provide safe, quality patient care, uninterrupted, while nurses at the Presque Isle hospital take part in a two day strike later this week. TAMC and the Maine State Nurses Association have …
TAMC Interim President Glenda Dwyer thanks Vanda Cousins (left) and Annie Larrabee (right) for 40 years of service to TAMC.

TAMC employees recognized for years of service

By TAMC Communications and Development on July 11, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Aroostook County – On Tuesday, June 14th TAMC honored its employees who have reached milestones in their tenure with the healthcare facility. A celebration took place in the Campus Center at the University of Maine at Presque Isle where TAMC recognized 153 employees at its 2016 Employee Service Awards ceremony. …

County Dialysis Center calls on community to help complete fundraising effort

By TAMC Communications and Development on July 01, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
Aroostook County – The County Dialysis Center, the only kidney dialysis service in Aroostook County, announced today the public phase of its $750,000 capital campaign for an upgraded facility and equipment. The Center is asking the public to help support this critical healthcare service by donating to its capital campaign. …
June 14 marked the first patient day on TAMC’s new PET/CT scanner.  This technology is a powerful tool in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and having it available locally not only provides convenience for patients, but opens up this higher level of care to those who could not access it before.  On hand to showcase this exciting new addition to TAMC’s imaging department were, from left: Randy Bacon, director of ancillary services; Sam Yu, lead nuclear medicine technician; and Nick Boucher, nuclear medicine technician.

First patients to have tests done on new PET/CT scanner at TAMC

By TAMC Communications and Development on June 14, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC officials announced the exciting news last December that the Presque Isle medical center was taking the next step in cancer care for northern Maine by committing $1.5 million to bring PET scan technology to the region. Today, that long-awaited step became a reality when the first …