Stories about Penobscot Valley Hospital


Lincoln hospital adds full-time orthopedic services, urology clinic

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 10, 2012, at 3:08 p.m.
Penobscot Valley Hospital has begun offering a twice-monthly urology clinic as the latest in a series of additions that includes full-time orthopedic surgical services for the first time in its history, hospital officials said Tuesday. Urologist Dr. Jeffrey Graham, formerly of a Bangor practice, began running the …

1918 maps might resolve Lincoln ATV trail dispute

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 10, 2011, at 4:36 p.m.
Town Assessor Ruth Birtz’s discovery of 1918 survey maps of some of the town’s rail lines might resolve a years-long dispute over all-terrain vehicle trails that has grown increasingly harsh, officials said Wednesday. The maps detail several former farm access points across railroad tracks that run through …

Winn girl, 2, revived after falling down well

By Judy Harrison on July 10, 2011, at 10:32 a.m.
WINN, Maine — As the young Mattawamkeag Ambulance Service headed out Saturday, they expected a grim scene from what the dispatcher had relayed to them — a drowned toddler, unresponsive. Their trepidation turned to elation when they were able to revive the 2-year-old girl who had fallen down a well. The crew …
Dr. Mohammad Tabbah (top left), M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist, talked with Angela Wortman (right) of Wytopitlock  about her her three-year-old son Henry (second from right) whom she brought to Dr. Tabbah at EMMC  for an appointment Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011. Angela Wortman and her mom Debi Perry (not pictured) of Lincoln brought the Angela's sons Henry and 18-month-old Michael to EMMC, concerned that Henry was having a recurring case of constipation. Angela Wortman was only 27 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Henry via an emergency Cesarean. He weighed a mere one pound and seven ounces. With the help of EMMC and the  Children's Miracle Network, Henry left the hospital 122 days later. On Saturday, June 4, Waterfont Concerts' benefit show, featuring the Beatles tribute band Yesterday Productions and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra,  will donate proceeds from the ticket sales to Eastern Maine Children's Charities and the Children's Miracle Network.

Couple hopes Bangor Waterfront concert delivers funds to help premature babies

By Andrew Neff on June 01, 2011, at 7:46 p.m.
WYTOPITLOCK | More than three years later, Angela Wortman still chokes up and cries when she recalls how Henry Arlo Wortman was born 13 weeks prematurely. But the 31-year-old mother of three also chuckles a little when she describes what her now-3-year-old son looked like in the delivery room …
Bob Genest, director of the pharmacy at Lincoln's Penobscot Valley Hospital.

PVH upgrades drug-tracking system

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 12, 2010, at 10:29 p.m.
LINCOLN | New computer bar-coding equipment recently installed at Penobscot Valley Hospital allows staff to electronically track the transportation of drugs from the delivery truck to a patient’s bedside. The hospital’s new Pyxis Med Station 4000 system increases efficiency and hospital accountability and control of high-risk or high-alert drugs, …