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From the community
TAMC’s manager of infection prevention, Jennifer Tweedie, RN, prepared to administer a flu shot to Jeff Robertson, owner of Beaulieu’s Garage and Body Shop, during the Free Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic at TAMC’s Caribou Health Center last October.  TAMC has announced several free flu shot clinic dates to be held through the coming month in various central Aroostook communities.

TAMC to hold Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinics in Caribou, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle; Walk-In Clinic and Open House at Mars Hill Health Center

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:26 p.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. After …
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Event organizers for the upcoming Take Flight event coming to the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle on October 4 gather in front of the Coca Cola building in the Skyway Industrial Park near the Northern Maine Regional Airport with the 1,000 empty bottles that will be used for a most unique prize draw.  Five lucky event attendees will win a round trip ticket from Presque Isle to Boston courtesy of PenAir as a result of the PenAir and Coca-Cola Great Bottle Dive.  
Helping to coordinate the event are (left to right) Theresa Fowler, executive director of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce; Scott Wardwell, director of the Northern Maine Regional Airport; Tony Phillips, general manager of Coca Cola in northern Maine; Ellen Nickerson, manager for PenAir in Presque Isle; and Benjamin Everett, supervisor for TAMC Crown Emergency Care.

Take Flight event returns to Northern Maine Regional Airport on October 4th with even more attractions and activity

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 18, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
Aroostook County – Excitement is building for the return of an event that drew more than 3,000 people to the Northern Maine Regional Airport last fall. Take Flight – a free activity that is part air show, part community festival, part recognition of the economic development benefit the airport brings …
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Tim Doak, facilities engineer at TAMC, and Randy Bacon, manager of imaging services at the hospital, watch while the old MRI unit is removed through an opening that was cut in the wall to accommodate the move.  The equipment was removed earlier this summer to make way for a new Magnetom Espree MRI scanner.

TAMC’s new state-of-the-art MRI Scanner provides greater patient comfort and enhanced technology

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
Aroostook County – A newly installed state-of-the-art MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine at TAMC will provide County patients with the latest in imaging technology close to home. The new unit, which provides improved image quality for the more than 2,200 MRI scans performed annually at The County’s largest medical center, …
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Tee Pierce

TAMC Aroostook Health Center employee receives Excellence Award

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 15, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
Aroostook County – The Maine Health Care Association is recognizing a TAMC employee for her role in providing excellent quality care to the Aroostook Health Center community for more than 20 years. Tee Pierce began working for TAMC in the food service department at AHC in Mars Hill in August …
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An aerial photograph of the runways at the Northern Maine Regional Airport shows the route for the PenAir 5k on the Runway run/walk that will be held as part of the Take Flight event on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  Also shown in the upper right of the image is the event logo that will be featured on commemorative t-shirts given to the first 200 registrants to sign up for the run/walk.  Registration is currently open on-line at www.tamc.org/takeflight.

First-ever PenAir 5k on the Runway coming to Northern Maine Regional Airport as part of October 4th Take Flight event

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 11, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
Aroostook County – A run/walk event unlike any other is coming to the Northern Maine Regional Airport as part of the second annual Take Flight event on Saturday, October 4. The PenAir 5k on the Runway will provide participants of all ages the opportunity to run, walk, stroll or otherwise …
From the community
TAMC’s North Street Healthcare facility will be the site of an emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, September 30.

Community-wide emergency preparedness drill set for Star City September 30

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 10, 2014, at 5:06 p.m.
Presque Isle – An emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, September 30 in Presque Isle will test procedures and protocols and enhance the community’s ability to respond and recover from an active shooter event. The drill is a joint exercise of TAMC, the City of Presque Isle, the EMHS Center for …
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Final interior work to take down the original 1950 and attached 1971 addition (partially shown at far right) of the Community General Hospital is currently underway.  Demolition by Soderberg Construction will begin in the coming days.  The 1961 section of the building (left), which houses the Fort Fairfield Health Center, will be retained and have a new end wall constructed.

Work to take down two sections of Fort Fairfield’s Community General Hospital underway; construction of end wall on TAMC Health Center to follow

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 09, 2014, at 8:56 a.m.
Aroostook County – Final interior work to take down two sections of the Community General Hospital in Fort Fairfield is underway this week, and TAMC and Fort Fairfield town officials expect County contractor Soderberg Construction, which submitted the project low bid, will likely begin exterior demolition sometime next week. The …
From the community
Carrissa Hankins, FNP, a provider at TAMC’s Sleep Medicine Clinic, will present Medications and Sleep: The Connections and The Conflicts at the September 22 TAMC Community Lunch and Learn/Healthy Aging Luncheon at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center.

TAMC to host “Medications and Sleep: The Connections and The Conflicts” Community Lunch and Learn September 22

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 04, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Aroostook County – Medications and Sleep: The Connections and The Conflicts, will be the topic of the first TAMC Community Lunch and Learn/Healthy Aging Luncheon of the season on Monday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center. Entertainment and other activity will begin at …
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Aroostook Autism Support Group, TAMC and area first responders partner for Fall Kids Safety Fair

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 03, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
Aroostook County – First responders from the area will be joining together for an event that will give young children a chance to get comfortable with the men and women in uniform who may help them during an emergency. The Fall Kids Safety Fair is being offered through a collaboration …
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TAMC President and CEO Sylvia Getman (left) presents a check, representing the contributions of TAMC employees participating in the Casual for a Cause program, to Judy Bouchard and Barbara Deschaine of the Heather and Liam Connection.

County Organizations benefit from TAMC’s Casual for a Cause program

By TAMC Communication and Development on Sept. 02, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
Aroostook County – Patients and visitors to TAMC facilities may, on occasion, notice some employees dressed casually and proudly sporting yellow buttons. These TAMC team members are participating in Casual for a Cause, a program that allows employees to dress casually on select days and collectively contribute to worthwhile causes. …
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County community invited to September 9 advance public screening of new fall television medical show “Red Band Society”

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:28 p.m.
Aroostook County – A special advance screening of a new network television medical show that will premiere nationally this fall is coming to Aroostook County. The Red Band Society, which will air Wednesdays beginning September 17 on FOX, will have its very first episode shown in Presque Isle eleven days …
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TAMC announces July 2014 Births

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:26 p.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC welcomed the following “Special Deliveries” born at AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of July 2014. Blaine A Girl, Nevaeh Faith Caron, born July 3, to Tina Vangel and Jayson Caron of Blaine. Maternal Grandparents are Ralph and Kim Donahue of Mars …
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Among the 38 employees getting help to reach their educational goals through TAMC’s HELP program are, seated from left:  Ryan Morneault, flight paramedic; Amber Nickerson, medical/surgical nurse; Jeffrey Kiser, paramedic.  Standing from left: Roland Joy, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer; Benjamin Everett and Walter Mosher, both supervisors for Crown Emergency Services; and Matt Harris, EMT.

As new school year begins, more TAMC employees take advantage of medical center’s education assistance programs to reach education and career goals

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 28, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Aroostook County – The number of TAMC employees taking advantage of area higher education opportunities and a tuition assistance program offered by the medical center has more than tripled from this time last year, according to officials. Both a focused internal effort to help employees advance in their education and …
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Representatives from the Aroostook County Action Program, Healthy Aroostook, the Presque Isle Historical Society and TAMC, including children representing each organization, took part in an announcement for a new program for County children that will encourage lifelong healthy behaviors.  Taking part in the Discovery Days launch and logo unveiling in front of the Vera Estey House Museum in Presque Isle on August 27 were (front, left to right) Kim Smith, treasurer/secretary of the Presque Isle Historical Society; Carol Bell, TAMC Board member, PIHS past president, ACAP/HMP director; Jamie Chandler, Community Transformation Grant coordinator for ACAP and member of the Healthy Aroostook team; Lori Eckerstorfer, physician’s assistant at TAMC’s Aroostook Pediatrics; and Sylvia Getman, TAMC president and CEO.
Also joining in the announcement and logo unveiling were the following children representing the partner organizations (back, left to right) Ryder Chandler, 7, of Mapleton, representing Healthy Aroostook; Peyton Chandler, 4, of Mapleton, representing ACAP; Julia Ouellette, 5, of Presque Isle, representing TAMC’s Aroostook Pediatrics; Jillian Ouellette, 3, of Presque Isle, representing TAMC’s Aroostook Pediatrics; and Sabine Puckett, 5, of Presque Isle, representing the Presque Isle Historical Society.  Behind the children is Craig Cormier, community advancement specialist at TAMC who designed the logo.

Partnership announces Discovery Days program to help County kids make healthy choices

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 27, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Aroostook County – A new, exciting, and informative, hands-on program designed to help County kids make better and healthier choices early on that will serve them through their lifetime was announced today by a coalition of area non-profit organizations. Discovery Days is a seven-week series of hour-long sessions that will …
From the community
Bargain hunters look for great deals and support a great cause Saturday, August 23 at TAMC’s Super Saturday Secondhand Sale.  The annual fundraiser, now in its second year, has raised funds for a Hospice Patient Room on TAMC’s Medical/Surgical Unit.

TAMC nurses Super Saturday Secondhand Sale another success

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 26, 2014, at 8:18 a.m.
Aroostook County – A second annual fundraiser, the proceeds from which provide added comfort to patients and their families at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital, is being called a success by the nurses and staff on the Medical/Surgical Unit who organized it. More than $1,600 was raised in five hours …
From the community
This photo of the Pioneer Club was taken in 1915 outside the Elisha Parkhurst house on the corner of Church and Third Streets in Presque Isle.  The Pioneer Club is the topic of an upcoming presentation by the Presque Isle Historical Society in the conference center at TAMC on Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m.

September 3 Presque Isle Historical Society community presentation at TAMC to feature story of The Pioneer Club

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 25, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
Aroostook County – The Presque Isle Historical Society and TAMC invite local historians, enthusiasts and the general public to an exciting opportunity to learn about the history of the Presque Isle region as they offer their third quarterly presentation of 2014 on Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. For the …
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Connor Junkins, who participated in the age 11-12 division of the REDY…Set…Let’s Go! Youth Triathlon a year ago, gets sprayed by water cannons as he makes his way to the finish line.

Calling all kids: REDY…Set…Let’s Go! Youth Triathlon set for UMPI September 7

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 20, 2014, at 8:14 a.m.
Aroostook County – Anticipation is building for the 2014 REDY…Set…Let’s Go! Youth Triathlon as the on-line registration site is live for the third annual event aimed at getting kids to be more active. The youth triathlon, a collaboration of TAMC, Aroostook County Action Program’s (ACAP) Healthy Aroostook, and the University …
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TAMC ‘Paints the Town’ and holds open house at North Street Healthcare during Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC is taking part in the celebration of the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest, and the healthcare provider is inviting community members to join in. TAMC is bringing their theme of Paint the Town, which has been featured in their parade entries throughout the summer, to life …
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Significant construction and renovation at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital designed to improve patient experience and convenience

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 15, 2014, at 9 a.m.
Aroostook County – For the past several months TAMC patients and visitors have taken note of the many construction and renovation projects underway at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle. The ongoing work represents the most significant changes to the buildings that comprise the medical center’s Academy Street …
From the community
The Presque Isle Snowmobile Club was just one of over nearly 40 organizations or businesses present for the vendor fair at last year’s TAKE FLIGHT event.  Some sold food or craft items, while others distributed information on services.  Vendors are being sought for this year’s event on October 4.

Community groups, businesses, vendors sought for second TAKE FLIGHT event

By TAMC Communication and Development on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:41 p.m.
Aroostook County – Area exhibitors and vendors of all kind from throughout northern Maine are being sought for an event that drew more than 3,000 attendees in four hours last fall. The resounding success of the first ever TAKE FLIGHT in Presque Isle has organizers and others in the region …
 
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