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TAMC leads the way with employee health and wellness by becoming first healthcare organization in Maine to introduce on-site chapter of TOPS

By Jason Parent on Jan. 09, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
The County’s largest employer is striving to be one of the healthiest workplaces as well, becoming the first healthcare organization in the state of Maine to incorporate the TOPS philosophy into its employee wellness program. TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is a non-profit organization with a mission to help …
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Some of the student and adult volunteers participating in the TAMC-sponsored Youth Ski Program at the Nordic Heritage Center last winter take a moment to pose for a photo.

TAMC, Nordic Heritage Sport Club and Quoggy Jo Team Up to Offer Youth Saturday Ski Program

By Jason Parent on Jan. 08, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
Saturdays this winter will be an exciting time to be outdoors on skis in Aroostook County as TAMC is once again partnering with local ski organizations to promote an active, healthy lifestyle in County youth while instilling interest in a life-long activity that is affordable, social, challenging and fun. “It …
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Jan McCue, TAMC's lead lab technologist in hematology and transfusion services, holds a copy of the checklist she developed that has been adopted by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a national model.  David Craig, TAMC manager of laboratory services holds the framed accreditation certificate presented by CAP to TAMC.  It was during a recent routine inspection of the laboratory at TAMC by CAP that McCue's checklist was seen by a reviewer with the accrediting agency responsible for conducting the inspections.  The reviewer shared the checklist with colleagues at CAP who, in turn, contacted McCue asking to use the document she created to share with hospitals nation-wide as an example of a best-practice.

Practice in TAMC lab to be used as national model

By Jason Parent on Jan. 07, 2014, at 8:56 a.m.
A recent routine inspection of the laboratory at TAMC led to an unexpected opportunity for the hospital to once again be a leader by example after the accrediting agency responsible for conducting the inspections asked to use a TAMC-employee designed checklist as a model for laboratories across the nation. Dr. …
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Brandon Clark of Houlton, the 2013 Northern Star, will perform in the upcoming 10th Anniversary season of the popular singing competition coming in February.  Last year, Clark became the first winner of the competition in nine years from southern Aroostook County.

United Way of Aroostook plans exciting new twist to mark 10th Year of Northern Star Competition

By Jason Parent on Jan. 06, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
Ten years ago, officials with the United Way of Aroostook took a chance on a new fundraiser they hoped would replace an annual telethon that would still reach folks throughout Aroostook County. A decade later, they have succeeded in developing the largest and most successful talent show in northern Maine …
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Ashley and Jonathan Cole, and newborn daughter Carly Jacqueline Cole, of Mapleton are presented a gift basket from Machias Savings Bank , as well as, a keepsake item and a special baby blanket by the staff in the TAMC Women and Children’s unit, and a hand-made quilt donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters, which was made by quilter Kate Albert of Madawaska  in honor of Carly’s arrival as the first baby born at TAMC in 2014.  Presenting the basket is Mike Kelley (standing, left), vice president and branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Presque Isle.  Presenting the items donated by TAMC and the quilt are Deirdre Clark, RN, labor and delivery nurse, and Leslie Wheaton, RN, nursery nurse.  Joining in the special moment is TAMC Certified Nurse Midwife Nancy Escobar, MSN, CNM, who delivered the New Year Baby.

First baby of 2014 born at TAMC to Mapleton Couple

By Jason Parent on Jan. 03, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
The first baby of the New Year born at TAMC was welcomed into the world on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. Carly Jacqueline Cole weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Cole is the third child born to Ashley and Jonathan Cole of …
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Ashley and Jonathan Cole, and newborn daughter Carly Jacqueline Cole, of Mapleton are presented a gift basket from Machias Savings Bank , as well as, a keepsake item and a special baby blanket by the staff in the TAMC Women and Children’s unit, and a hand-made quilt donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters, which was made by quilter Kate Albert of Madawaska  in honor of Carly’s arrival as the first baby born at TAMC in 2014.  Presenting the basket is Mike Kelley (standing, left), vice president and branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Presque Isle.  Presenting the items donated by TAMC and the quilt are Deirdre Clark, RN, labor and delivery nurse, and Leslie Wheaton, RN, nursery nurse.  Joining in the special moment is TAMC Certified Nurse Midwife Nancy Escobar, MSN, CNM, who delivered the New Year Baby.

First baby of 2014 born at TAMC

By Jason Parent on Jan. 03, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
The first baby of the New Year born at TAMC was welcomed into the world on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. Carly Jacqueline Cole weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Cole is the third child born to Ashley and Jonathan Cole of …
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Organizing Committee Members for the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships present MMG Insurance company leaders with the official outerwear for the upcoming event as a thank you for their partnership.  Presenting the jacket are (left to right) Nathan Berry, president of the Nordic Heritage Sport Club; Steve Towle, event manager; and Jane Towle, event director.  Accepting are Larry Shaw, MMG president and chief executive officer; and Matt McHatten, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

MMG Insurance Announces 2014 World Junior Biathlon Championship Sponsorship

By Jason Parent on Jan. 02, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
The Nordic Heritage Center is pleased to welcome Maine Mutual Group, a northern Maine-based insurance company, as a partner of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, which NHC will host from February 28 until March 7, 2014. MMG has made a $10,000 donation to support the event. The Youth/Junior …
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TAMC maternity care ranks among highest in Maine

By Jason Parent on Jan. 02, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
Aroostook County – As the New Year begins, TAMC officials are celebrating news about the hospital’s high rankings when it comes to new arrivals. A recent independent survey ranks TAMC among the top Maine hospitals in three measured categories related to maternity care. Rankings from independent industry watchdog Leapfrog and …
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Local treatment now available for County residents suffering from Lymphedema

By Jason Parent on Dec. 31, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.
County residents suffering from lymphedema now have new options available for local treatment since TAMC Physical Therapist Taryn Everett, PT, DPT, CLT, recently completed her certification in manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Lymphedema is a high-protein swelling, usually of a person’s extremities. …
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TAMC’s focus on grooming talent from within and encouraging employees to access County higher education opportunities pays dividends

By Jason Parent on Dec. 27, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.
The County’s largest employer understands that an investment in its employees is an investment in the future. That is why when TAMC employee Faye Kimball decided to pursue her education to further her career, TAMC offered their support and encouragement and even appointed her to a position which would best …
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Caribou woman credits Crown Critical Care Transport with her Christmas Miracle

By Jason Parent on Dec. 16, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.
Last Christmas Eve, while Santa was busy flying about delivering toys to good girls and boys, there was a miracle of a different kind taking place in the skies – and one Caribou woman has much to be grateful for this holiday season thanks in large part to Crown Critical …
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TAMC Employees raise funds to support local Red Cross and Typhoon Haiyan relief

By Jason Parent on Dec. 13, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.
Employees at TAMC led a local effort to ease widespread devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The storm, which occurred on Friday, November 8, left many throughout the Philippine Islands scrambling to find food, shelter, and clean water. In response to this international crisis on a local level, TAMC …
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New treatment options for County women suffering from incontinence mean new hope thanks to efforts of TAMC provider

By Jason Parent on Dec. 13, 2013, at 10:33 a.m.
A TAMC doctor is on a mission to inform the nearly one-third of all women who suffer from urinary incontinence that there are new treatment options available at TAMC and that they no longer have to simply accept the condition as a part of their lives. Rachel M. Swartz, M.D., …
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Dead River Company signs on as sponsor for 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships

By Jason Parent on Dec. 11, 2013, at 1:39 p.m.
Dead River Company, a one hundred and four year old family-owned energy company, has stepped forward to support the Nordic Heritage Center as a local sponsor of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, hosted by NHC from February 28 until March 7. The Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, last held …
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Daigle Oil Company Announces 2014 World Junior Biathlon Championship Sponsorship

By Jason Parent on Dec. 11, 2013, at 1:35 p.m.
Daigle Oil Company, a Maine energy provider, has stepped forward to support the Nordic Heritage Center as a local sponsor of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, hosted by NHC from February 28 until March 7. DOC serves its customers through eight Home Comfort Centers and eight DOC’s Place …
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TAMC announces November 2013 Births

By Jason Parent on Dec. 11, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
TAMC welcomed the following babies born at A. R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of November: Chapman A Girl, Dani Lynne Getchell, born November 22, to Amber Getchell and Josh Easler of Chapman. Maternal grandparents are LouAnne Langley & Richard Getchell of Chapman. Paternal grandparents are …
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TAMC and Healthy Aroostook offer Healthy Holiday Eating Sessions in Presque Isle, Mars Hill and Fort Fairfield

By Jason Parent on Dec. 05, 2013, at 3:37 p.m.
TAMC and Healthy Aroostook have planned four free community presentations in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Mars Hill to provide area residents information on how to eat healthy during the Holiday Season. Healthy Holiday Eating will be presented at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Academy Street in Presque Isle …
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TAMC and Healthy Aroostook offer Healthy Holiday Eating Sessions in Presque Isle, Mars Hill and Fort Fairfield

By Jason Parent on Dec. 05, 2013, at 3:33 p.m.
TAMC and Healthy Aroostook have planned four free community presentations in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Mars Hill to provide area residents information on how to eat healthy during the Holiday Season. Healthy Holiday Eating will be presented at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Academy Street in Presque Isle …
 
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