Stories about Eastern Maine Medical Center

Lisa Barnett (left), a clinical care nurse in Eastern Maine Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit, visits with Trisha Pete (middle), husband Dave Pete, and Caroline, their 14-month-old daughter who spent two months under NICU care after being born 27 weeks premature at 2 pounds, 6 ounces. Their reunion was one of many at the 30th annual EMMC NICU reunion.

EMMC neonatal nurses renew bonds with extended families

By Andrew Neff on May 06, 2012, at 8:58 p.m.
BANGOR | Lisa Barnett, a clinical nurse in Eastern Maine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, has three children of her own, but in her mind the number is probably close to 100. Then again, it may be even more. Barnett and many of the other 74 doctors and …
In this undated photo provided by the family, Aileen Dannelley holds her baby, Savannah, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. The one-month-old baby is being treated with methadone for withdrawal while she and her mother both fight addiction to powerful prescription painkillers.

Number of US babies born suffering from drug withdrawals triples

By LINDSEY TANNER, The Associated Press on April 30, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.
CHICAGO — Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic prescribed for her mother to fight addiction …

12-hour dance at UMaine to benefit pediatric care

The Associated Press on March 31, 2012, at 12:06 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine students are kicking up their heels in the name of pediatric health care. More than 500 students are taking part in a 12-hour dance marathon being held at the university field house in Orono. The event kicks off Saturday night and ends 12 hours …
Darby gets a pat and smile from Frances, who is about to be discharged from Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Nurse’s dog does the job on her days off

By Robin Clifford Wood on Feb. 02, 2012, at 11:41 a.m.
People’s lives are rich with variety. It is often difficult to decide which chapter of a life will reveal the heart of someone’s story in a single column. In the case of family nurse practitioner Corinne Chabot, it was easy. This is a story about a relationship of profound mutual …

Performance sparking a discussion about death

on Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The nationally-acclaimed Readers Theater troupe will perform “End of Life” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Husson University’s Gracie Theater. Readers Theater uses Greek drama to spark community dialogue about contemporary public health issues. The production will provide an ancient perspective on ethically complex situations in …

Carmel woman hurt in crash, missing dog found

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 06, 2011, at 8:31 p.m.
NEWBURGH | A Carmel woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of a wrist injury she suffered Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Kennebec Road and Western Avenue. Nicole Cleveland, 26, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment, Sgt. Jamie Kennedy of …

Bangor police investigating possible drug-related illnesses

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2011, at 10:16 p.m.
Members of the Bangor Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were called to an apartment building at the corner of Ohio and Hudson streets to look into what caused two tenants to become ill. The two people, a man and a woman whose names and ages were not …
Dr. Anthony T. Ng (right), medical director of Acadia Hospital's psychiatric emergency services, speaks about the dangers of bath salts to a packed house at Gracie Theatre at Husson University on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011. Ng was one of four guest speakers at the forum, which was hosted by Mike Dow (left) and Mike Elliot (center) of the Mike and Mike show on Kiss 94.5 FM.

Bangor conference explores medical, police response to bath salts problem

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 05, 2011, at 9:22 p.m.
Police encountered a half-dressed man bleeding at the wrists last Sunday and quickly realized they were dealing with a bath salts user, Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan said at a conference held Wednesday on the state’s growing problem with the synthetic drug. When officers approached the man, …

Danforth man seriously hurt in bird hunting accident

on Oct. 04, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.
WESTON | A Danforth man suffered serious injuries in a bird hunting accident Tuesday morning in Weston. John Shaw, 35, suffered severe damage to his left leg when the shotgun being held by his uncle and hunting partner, Douglass Conklin, discharged unexpectedly shortly after 11 a.m., according to Travis …

Maine gets a B for hospital comfort care

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 04, 2011, at 5:38 p.m.
BANGOR | Many people are unfamiliar with the term “palliative care,” but a new national report suggests that it is becoming an essential component of the U.S. health care system and that more and more Americans soon will come to appreciate the services it provides. In a study released …
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Belgrade man on eve of 21st birthday accused of assaulting police officer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2011, at 7:38 p.m.
ORONO | Police were called into downtown late Thursday night after a highly intoxicated man reportedly punched a taxicab, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Monday. The same man later was charged with felony assault on a police officer in Bangor, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards, spokesman for the …

Bangor police, Acadia Hospital to host bath salts conference Wednesday

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2011, at 5:24 p.m.
The Bangor Police Department and The Acadia Hospital will host a daylong conference Wednesday about the synthetic drug bath salts, a dangerous — and often psychosis-inducing — street drug that police and medical staff in the region are dealing with daily. Bath salts first emerged in Maine …
State police and emergency officials responded to a vehicle which veered off of Interstate 95 southbound near the Coldbrook Exit 180 late Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2011.

Three hurt in separate interstate crashes

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Three people were sent to the hospital Friday for treatment of injuries they suffered in separate but related accidents in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. The first accident happened at 11:15 a.m., just before the Coldbrook Road exit, Maine State Police Trooper Darren Vittum said. Cindy …

UMaine student struck by car identified, recuperating well

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 29, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine student who was struck by a car Wednesday evening while crossing College Avenue has been identified and reportedly is recuperating from what police say are relatively minor injuries. Nirajan Adhikari, 26, of Nepal, who reportedly was thrown over the hood of the car, …

Car strikes student at UMaine

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2011, at 10:06 p.m.
ORONO | A University of Maine student was taken to the hospital Wednesday for treatment of injures he suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing College Avenue. The names of the student and the motorist involved were not immediately released because the accident remained under investigation, …
Bangor Fire and rescue personnel remove a female victim from the scene of motorcycle accident on Odlin Road in Bangor on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

Car rear-ends motorcycle at Bangor intersection, injuring two riders

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2011, at 7:20 p.m.
A Bucksport couple was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries they suffered Monday afternoon when they were struck from behind on Odlin Road. Sandra Foster and Terry Foster, both 68, were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, said Sgt. Chip Hodges. Sandra Foster suffered a …
Noah Kreuz swaps out of his swim gear into his biker mode after the first part of the 6-9 year-old triathlon held at the University of Maine in Orono, Sunday Sept. 25, 2011.

Annual Cub Tracks Triathlon attracts 159 youths

By Andrew Neff on Sept. 25, 2011, at 6:09 p.m.
ORONO | For 10-year-old Braeden Ward, Sunday afternoon’s third annual Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon at the University of Maine’s track complex felt eerily like the first time. Sure, he’d competed in the first two events organized by Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Wellness Services, but that was in the ages …

Ashland police chief and second victim in moose accident remain hospitalized

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:36 p.m.
EAGLE LAKE | Two men who suffered serious injuries in a moose crash on Wednesday morning remain in a Bangor hospital, one in critical condition. Cyr Martin, 46, one of the victims and also the chief of the Ashland Police Department, is in fair condition at Eastern Maine Medical …

Man attacks two women in Bangor McDonald’s, police say

By Anthony Takacs on Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:18 p.m.
A 24-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly assaulting two female McDonald’s employees late Thursday evening. Emmanuel Barbosa was screaming when he entered the McDonald’s located at 1105 Union St. in Bangor at 10:51 and attacked the two women, according to Bangor Police Sgt. Ed …

Hospital drug shortages costly in Maine, elsewhere

By Linda A Johnson, The Associated Press on Sept. 23, 2011, at 12:41 p.m.
A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way. An Associated Press review of industry reports and interviews with nearly two-dozen experts found …