Stories about Sebasticook Valley Hospital

An architect's rendering of the new expansion for Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield.

$14M Sebasticook Valley Hospital expansion project on schedule

By Alex Barber on Nov. 24, 2012, at 12:58 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | The first phase of a $14 million expansion project at Sebasticook Valley Hospital is on schedule and fundraising goals are ahead of expectations, according to Chief Administrative Officer Mike Peterson. Groundbreaking on the inpatient care expansion took place in June, and Peterson said they aim to have …

4 Maine hospitals praised in national quality report

By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 20, 2012, at 5:23 p.m.
Four Maine hospitals are included on a national list of health providers excelling at treating common medical conditions and illnesses such as heart attacks and pneumonia. The Joint Commission, a major hospital accreditation organization, this week released its annual list of “top performers,” or hospitals that follow recommended treatment protocols …
An architect's rendering of the new expansion for Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield.

Expansion of Pittsfield’s Sebasticook Valley Hospital to begin in June

By Alex Barber on April 17, 2012, at 7:16 p.m.
As Sebasticook Valley Hospital closes in on its 50th anniversary, improvements continue to be made to ensure the building is around for another 50 years. Sebasticook Valley Health CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane recently unveiled a $9.5 million project to expand the hospital’s inpatient care. “It’s really going to …

Teenage drivers collide on Route 2 in Newport

By Judy Harrison on July 15, 2011, at 8:12 p.m.
NEWPORT — Two teenager drivers collided shortly after 5 p.m. Friday on Route 2 when one passed the other, who was making a sudden righthand turn, on the right to avoid a rear-end collision. Hailey Pollard, 17, of Hartland was traveling west on Route 2 when she abruptly slowed her …
Dr. Howard Margolskee, medical director for outpatient clinics at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, is on the rebound from a long bout with leukemia. He and his family recently participated in at Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 100-mile bike ride fundraiser at Lake Tahoe, Calif. Sebasticook Valley Hospital recently tapped him as chief of medicine.

Howard’s Mend: Cancer takes doctor to the brink of death and back

By Christopher Cousins on June 19, 2011, at 12:51 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | It was supposed to be a routine check-up, but Dr. Howard Margolskee knew something wasn’t right. It had been about five years since Margolskee was diagnosed with an insidious form of leukemia and about five months since he underwent a stem-cell transplant that he knew would either …

Medical officials target Somerset County’s poor health rankings

By Christopher Cousins on June 04, 2011, at 5:20 a.m.
PALMYRA | Somerset County ranks near the top among Maine counties in a lot of ways, but some of the county’s numbers in the medical and health realm are of rather dubious distinction. With the county tied for having the most overweight residents of any county and dead last …

Pittsfield Breast Cancer Walk scheduled Saturday

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:08 p.m.
PITTSFIELD — Sebasticook Valley Hospital will hold its 16th annual Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, with the proceeds providing free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured people in the Pittsfield area. The walk, which begins at 8:45 a.m., usually attracts hundreds of people and raises more than $20,000. Last year, Sebasticook …