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Acadia psychiatrist recognized as Catholic Charities’ Provider of Month

Posted March 04, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Dr. Dilek Avci and Ken Rautiola
Dr. Dilek Avci and Ken Rautiola

BANGOR, Maine — Catholic Charities Maine has chosen Acadia Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dilek Avci, MD as the December, 2013 Provider of the Month. Each month their case management staff selects a Provider of the Month who embraces quality care and collaboration for their clients.

Ken Rautiola, LMSW-CC Clinical Supervisor for Catholic Charities Maine, observed, “Several of the Catholic Charities case managers nominated Dr. Avci for their provider of the month award citing the excellent care she brings to our shared clients. This was noteworthy due to our developing relationship with Dr. Avci as a provider and the importance of collaboration in meeting the diverse needs of clients. We are grateful for Dr. Avci’s commitment to the children of the Greater Bangor Area.”

A certificate presentation was held at Acadia Hospital on March 4, with many of Dr. Avci’s co-workers in attendance.

Dr. Avci, who works in Acadia’s Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Clinic, commented, “I am honored to receive this recognition from the staff at Catholic Charities Maine, and would like to thank them all for the hard work they do. The case management services they provide are a significant support for my patients, and our collaborative relationship is something I value a great deal,” in a press release.

Acadia Clinician Associates on the Pediatric Inpatient Unit Heidi Baker, BA and April Thibodeau, BA, MHRT/C were honored by Catholic Charities as the Providers of the Month for November, 2013.

Acadia Hospital is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives. For more information please go to: www.acadiahospital.org.

Inspired by scripture and the Church’s social teaching, Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths, by providing innovative, community-based social services throughout Maine. To learn more go to: www.ccmaine.org.

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